The funding disparity between the MTA and NJ Transit has shown up recently in greatly improved LIRR and Metro-North service while NJT stays the same/regresses. It is rather frustrating that MTA gets full control of the bridges/tunnels (and associated revenues) over the East River (in addition to a dedicated tax) but the Hudson River crossings get ceded to the Port Authority, meaning NJT relies 100% on appropriations by the state. Of course SEPTA is even worse because Harrisburg hates Philadelphia due to the rural/urban divide in that state. This of course reflects in SEPTA having circa-1985 infrastructure, both good (CCCT) and bad (falling apart everything else).
"The Erie only sells 1 way tickets on the NJ&NY because it only has a 99 year lease on the line."