Weiner, Ravitch and Gridlock Sam on Lehrer This Morning

They’re talking about Barack Obama, why car-pooling doesn’t seem to work in New York City, and saving the MTA in three separate segments.

Too bad Weiner’s not sticking around for the MTA piece to talk about his plan to raise the federal gas tax to pay for transit improvements. 

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