The pros and cons of the MTA’s capital plan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released the broad strokes of its next five year Capital Program this week. At $51.5 billion, the 2020-2024 plan is the MTA’s most expensive to date, and about $20 billion more expensive than the previous one. In this week’s “Ask the Experts” feature, we looked at the initial proposal and what it means for New York’s beleaguered transit systems.
Bill de Blasio
Five things to know about the NYC budget deal
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council reached an agreement on the fiscal year 2019 budget Monday evening, sealing the $89.2 billion in spending with the customary “budget handshake” in the City Hall rotunda.
The MTA’s flashy new plan won’t solve the delays
Upgraded signals could provide significant service improvement, but to fully deliver speed and reliability would require changes to operating practices as well.
Cuomo’s “disingenuous” estimate of NYC's surplus
Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked New York City to pony up more money for the subways in a speech on Thursday – but the de Blasio administration shot down the budget numbers he used as evidence as “completely disingenuous.”
'Doing nothing is not an option'
ABNY hosts a panel to debate the merits of congestion pricing.
Latest value capture proposal could harm NYC
City taxes should not be diverted to the MTA without local input.
The MTA is leaving disabled New Yorkers behind
Subway station renovations in New York City should include accessibility for the disabled.
The subways are a mess. Can congestion pricing help?
New York City Transit President Andy Byford, New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez give take on the congestion pricing proposal and its chances of passage this year.
Can the state implement congestion pricing without NYC’s approval?
It appears as if the congestion pricing process will be far different than it was in 2008, as it is being driven by the governor rather than the New York City mayor - and the state has the right to decide what happens on the city’s streets.
How value capture can save New York City’s subways
Value capture, in which the public sector recovers some of the value created by government actions like the construction of a transit line or a rezoning, has recently joined congestion pricing among the most discussed potential funding streams for New York City’s troubled subway system. And it can work.
New York City
Transit problems threaten New York’s economic future
Amazon and other tech companies want a subway system that runs on time.