Monthly Archives: November 2019

20 Groups Urge MTA to Appoint Traffic Mobility Review Board, Have Open Meetings

Twenty Groups Urge MTA Board to Promptly Appoint Traffic Mobility Review Board and Ensure it Follows Open Meetings Law Recommendations are Due After November 15, 2020, One Year From Today Twenty groups representing rider, watchdog and industry groups today sent a letter to the MTA Board urging it to promptly appoint the Traffic Mobility Review […]

MTA Must Make Fact-Based Decisions on Debarment, Policing and Capital Plan

Testimony of Reinvent Albany Before MTA Board November 14, 2019 Good morning. I am Rachael Fauss, Senior Research Analyst for Reinvent Albany. We advocate for more transparent and accountable state government, including authorities like the MTA. We are concerned that the MTA, once respected for its technical expertise, is making significant decisions based on “feelings,” […]

Legislature Must Provide Ongoing Oversight of MTA Capital Spending

Testimony of Reinvent Albany NYS Joint Legislative Hearing on the MTA 2020-2024 Capital Plan Re: Need for Ongoing Legislative of Oversight of $88B in Approved MTA Capital Plan Spending November 12, 2019 Good morning, my name is Rachael Fauss, and I am the Senior Research Analyst for Reinvent Albany. We advocate for more transparent and […]

Reinvent Albany Supports Doing-Business Restrictions Discussed by Public Financing Commission

Reinvent Albany Supports Doing-Business Restrictions Discussed by Public Financing Commission Watchdog Group Responds to Commission’s Deliberations at Meeting in Buffalo Reinvent Albany called on the Public Financing Commission to establish dramatically lower contribution limits for donors doing business with the state in a letter sent in response to the Commission’s public meeting in Buffalo last […]