Get Transit Right
New York City’s transportation infrastructure grows more dysfunctional by the day, and solving the crisis seems as remote as ever. The region’s booming workforce demands effective transit, but the agencies tasked with the job are mired in corruption and focused on misplaced priorities. When will New York get the transportation leadership it deserves?
The Facts You Need to Know
Transform: The MTA released a new “Transformation Plan” that does nothing to address the agency’s ponderous and growing bureaucracy. Read more.
Over: The MTA’s new inspector general has discovered rampant overtime fraud among the agency’s employees. Read more.
“To fix it, the governor and the legislature first have to un-design it—and then level with voters about the hard truths.”
It's been 3.5 months since Pat Foye became @MTA chair & promised a new era of transparency. Since then, I have received responses to exactly 0 of the dozens of records requests I have pending with the agency (many of which were submitted in 2017). What's going on, @MaxwellCYoung?— Brian M. Rosenthal (@brianmrosenthal) July 12, 2019
The Past is Present
“The mayor may soon learn that, while his plan to do an end run around the MTA’s storied dysfunction was creative, the MTA is simply too big and too dysfunctional to ignore.”
And in other news...
“Six years after Citi Bike launched in New York City, the popular bike-share program will soon roll into the Bronx, city officials said Tuesday.”