Get Rech’t: Scott Rechler Talks Transportation

As state lawmakers and Governor Cuomo hash out the state’s budget ahead of the April 1st deadline, one major point of debate is how to fund New York City’s dilapidated subway system. Real estate developer Scott Rechler, a Cuomo-appointed MTA board member, sat down with us to talk about his support for a congestion pricing plan, and to discuss a controversial proposal to collect revenue for the MTA by taxing property near subway stations. Rechler also gives us his take on the Gateway program, and tells us why he believes his political donations to Cuomo don’t conflict with his position on the MTA board.