Newspaper’s Editors Hit MTC for Meeting, Travel, and HQ Construction Spending

The Mercury News editorial board writes, “If MTC wants drivers to pay more, its leaders should start showing they know how to responsibly spend a buck, or $5 billion that a $3 additional toll would raise over 25 years.” What sparked the editorial was MTC’s expenditure of about $13,500 for a commission and staff workshop at a hotel five blocks away from the agency’s “new $256 million office building in downtown San Francisco, which was funded largely with bridge toll money and ran 53 percent over budget.”