Monthly Archives: February 2019

Watchdog Statement on Cuomo and de Blasio 10-Point MTA Plan

Statement on Cuomo and de Blasio MTA 10-Point PlanHuge Concerns About Many Negative Impacts What Happens to “Fast Forward”? Plan Strips NYC Transit President Andy Byford of Power to Oversee Engineers, Manage Construction, Hire Contractors Another Distraction From $7.3B Cuomo Pledged to MTA 2015-2019 Capital Plan Reinvent Albany has serious concerns about the 10-Point Plan […]

Reinvent Albany Opposes Creation of “Expert Panel” Superseding MTA Board

February 26, 2018 Reinvent Albany Opposes Creation of “Expert Panel” Superseding MTA BoardGovernor’s New “Super Board” Would Have Power Over MTA Budget, Capital Plans and Congestion Pricing Tolls Reinvent Albany opposes the proposed 6-person “Mass Transit Expert Panel”, presented in Governor Cuomo’s 30-Day Amendments, and rejects the rationale provided for it in the recent Op-Ed […]

More than 20 Public Interest Groups Call On Senate to Hold Public Confirmation Hearings for Forthcoming MTA Appointees

More than 20 public interest groups called upon the State Senate to hold public confirmation hearings for the vacant MTA Board and Chairman/CEO positions. The groups also thanked Senate Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins for the hearings that the Senate is currently conducting on the effectiveness of New York State’s transit systems, ensuring more robust legislative […]

Statement on Amazon Deal-Fail: Subsidies Didn’t Matter, So Why is NY Handing Out $10B Year?

Amazon Deal Never About Subsidies NY State and Local Governments Still Handing Out $10B Annually In Business Subsidies For Little Benefit Public Investment Creates Jobs, Not Corporate Handouts Pass Database of Deals and Clean Contracting in Budget Amazon didn’t plan to come to Long Island City, Queens because of $3B in State and City subsidies […]