"1) The MTA & NYCDOT will NEVER allow money to leave the system ..."
"3) I'm not advocating for the MTA nor for NYCDOT to give up running existing routes that put money in the cookie jar. I'm advocating for allowing new private operators to provide a service that the MTA
and NYCDOT could not or would not do ..."
Why not ? Why not take a couple of TA & private routes & try this ?
I'll bet Mayor Mike might have something to say about that.
Transfering exsisting routes doesn't increase the cost (to the TA or nycDOT or the public).