The X line
Jan 22, 2018 | 2757 views | 1 1 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

There are even better ideas than former Erie County executive and potential Republican candidate for governor Joel Giambra's to legalize marijuana.

He would have dedicated tax revenues pay for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital program, as well as road and bridge improvements. Why not think outside the box?

Use the free market and let the New York City Transit, Long Island Rail Road and Metro North Rail Road use off peak, late night, overnight and weekend excess capacity to provide consumers with other services they desire.

Create the "X" line, which could run separate trains and provide cars for folks to light up either cigarettes, cigars or marijuana. You could also have other cars for drinking, gambling or adult entertainment. This could raise the MTA millions.

Sincerely,

Larry Penner

Great Neck
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pvrjr
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February 14, 2018
I agree with you Larry: In the era of Trump, states need to get creative on to fully fund the MTA.