Monthly Archives: May 2019

Reorganizing the MTA with a Transparent, Public Process

Op-Ed as originally published in Gotham Gazette by Rachael Fauss, Senior Research Analyst In advance of the MTA Board meeting taking place today (Wednesday, May 22), Reinvent Albany and ten other groups including Riders Alliance, TransitCenter, Regional Plan Association, and others sent a letter asking the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to make sure that the […]

Groups Call for Transparent, Public MTA Reorganization Process

Rider and Watchdog Groups Call for a Transparent, Public MTA Reorganization Process MTA and Governor Should Consult With Public Well Before Decisions are Made Plans and Analysis Must be Released Publicly As Soon As Possible MTA stakeholder groups – rider and environmental advocates, and watchdog groups – sent a letter today to MTA CEO/Chairman Pat […]

Press Release: “Emergency” MTA Board Meeting on Overtime is Theater to Deflect Attention from Governor’s Authority

May 10, 2019 press release on emergency board meeting on overtime   Watchdog Again Points Out: Governor Cuomo Controls MTA Management The MTA Board Does Not Group Calls “Emergency” MTA Board Meeting on Overtime: “Theater To Deflect Attention From Governor’s Ultimate Authority Over MTA” MTA management controls and tracks overtime Today at 4pm, the MTA […]

18 Steps to Increase Transparency at the MTA and Help Restore Public Trust

Op-Ed originally published in Gotham Gazette By Rachael Fauss, Senior Research Analyst, and John Kaehny, Executive Director In recent weeks, Pat Foye, the new CEO/Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has twice publicly committed to improving the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and open data processes at the MTA. This is welcome news and […]