From Jim Tobin:
CHICAGO—An in depth analysis of Illinois infrastructure has found that not only is Chicago transit exceedingly wasteful, but also HEAVILYY subsidized by gasoline taxes.
At the request of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF), Randal O’Toole, a Cato Institute Senior Fellow wrote the report. He has Identified not just how extravagant the Chicago transit system is, but also offered ways to improve it.
From the report, “In 2016, the state of Illinois collected about $1.3 billion in gas taxes, nearly $400 million or about 30 percent of which went to subsidize transit.
“It also collected $1.4 billion in vehicle registration fees, of which another 30 percent or $400 million went to transit.
“Add that to the fact that about 20 percent of the $1 billion in federal gas taxes paid by Illinois drivers goes for transit and Illinois auto owners subsidize transit to the tune of about $1 billion a year.”
This report can be found at http://www.taxpayereducation.org/2019/04/fixing-illinois-infrastructure-with-user-fees/ with the PDF available here.