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State canal system should be supported for its many benefits

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The Erie Canal, completed in 1825, proved that sometimes the government can do what the private sector is unwilling to do: Create and run a highly successful business. However, the canal’s descendant, the New York State Canal System, is no longer profitable. In fact, it is heavily subsidized by Thruway tolls, as cited in a recent lawsuit by the American Trucking Association against the New York Thruway Authority, which operates the canal system. Truckers aren’t ...

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