Monthly Archives: September 2017

Our 09/25/17 Testimony to MTA Board on Gateway Towers, ABO Complaint

Reinvent Albany testified at today’s hearing of the MTA Bridges and Tunnels Committee. We asked whether the MTA board met its fiduciary duty when it approved spending for the building and installation of decorative Gateway Towers without a budget for the towers. As of today, the towers, which are stainless steel pylons installed at the […]

Testimony to NYC City Council on Improvements to NYC Open Data Law: Intro 1707-2017

Reinvent Albany testified at today’s hearing on improvements to the NYC Open Data Law. Highlights of our testimony include calling for new language that clarifies that the Open Data Law is permanent and does not expire in 2018. We also called for the creation of a “Status of All Public Data Sets” listing of the […]

Did The MTA Board Fully Review NY Crossings Contracts — Including $100M Decorative “Gateway” Towers — Before Approving Them?

On September 7, 2017, Reinvent Albany asked the Authorities Budget Office to investigate whether the MTA board met its fiduciary duty, and was fully informed, before approving contracts related to the governor’s NY Crossings program on MTA bridges and tunnels. Our formal complaint is centered around whether the MTA board knew what it was doing […]