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 […]
Commission Should Apply RCV to All Elections and Offices At the May 9 meeting of the 2019 New York City Charter Revision Commission, watchdog group Reinvent Albany urged the Commission to put Ranked Choice Voting on the November ballot. A 2014 City Council bill establishing RCV was not brought up for a vote despite having […]
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 […]
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 […]
Watchdog Calls for “Open MTA” Mega-Report Spells Out 50 Actions New York Can Take to Renew Public Trust in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority “For its own good, the MTA must act like a public transit agency, not the CIA” Watchdog group Reinvent Albany published Open MTA, a comprehensive 170-page report that makes specific recommendations for […]
Reinvent Albany testified to the MTA Finance Committee on a contract that was labeled “competitive” despite not abiding by the requirements for competitive bidding under law. The MTA staff has since stated that they will be correcting the record.