Issue: Open Govt Freedom of Information

“Open MTA” — 50 Things NY Can Do Now To Renew Public Trust in MTA

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 […]

Watchdog Praises MTA CEO’s Pledge to Revamp FOIL and Open Data Processes

Group Presents Extensive Recommendations for MTA Transparency Transparency watchdog group Reinvent Albany praised today’s pledge by MTA CEO/Chair Pat Foye to revamp the MTA’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and Open Data processes as a first step towards increasing transparency and accountability at the state’s biggest authority. “We thank CEO/Chair Pat Foye for pledging to […]

NYS Committee on Open Government 2018 Annual Report

We thank the Committee on Open Government, and their Executive Director Bob Freeman for sending us a copy of the agency’s 2018 Annual Report, which is not yet on their website.  “COOG” is the division of the NY State Department of State created to educate state and local government officials about Freedom of Information and […]