Watchdog Groups Ask The MTA To Prioritize Bus, Subway Projects

The Build Trust Campaign, a public transportation watchdog group, asked governor Cuomo and the MTA to be more transparent and prioritize construction projects to better serve the people of New York City.

"The stakes couldn't be higher for Governor Cuomo and the MTA to provide New Yorkers with a reliable, accessible, transit system, they need to get the next capital gains program right," TransitCenter Senior Associate Colin Wright said. "They have to invest in projects that will improve service for the greatest number of people and deliver those projects at costs that don't break the bank."

Public Transportation advocates are happy with the MTA for concentrating on a plan that will modernize the subway system, but want access to costs and timelines for future projects.

According to an article published in the New York Daily News, from 2015 to 2019 only 76% of the MTA's $22.4 billion maintenance budget went to NYC buses and subways.

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