The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a dysfunctional mess, as everyone knows. Last summer the Manhattan Institute commissioned Robert Poole of the Reason Foundation, the libertarian think tank, to write a report on how to reform the agency.
I sat down with Poole last summer and recorded a podcast discussing his ideas. We talk about what the Port Authority is, why it has problems, how to break it up, what to do about PATH (a subway between New York and New Jersey) and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and ideas for privatization.
Given the focus on using private capital in what we know so far of the Trump Administration’s plans around infrastructure, this conversation is timely to release since it gives an idea about how that might work in practice.
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