MTA Reorganization Plan

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MTA Reorganization Plan
Posted by Overmod on Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:17 PM
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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, August 30, 2019 7:04 AM

I scanned the plan rather quickly, and it appears that some thought was put into this plan.  That being said, it is a starting point and while some consolidation would be quite useful, some of it appears to be overreaching and won't happen.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Friday, August 30, 2019 9:25 AM

I had no idea the MTA was such a mess. 

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Monday, September 2, 2019 3:33 PM

I sometimes think the inmates are running the prison. Work rules and union agreements seem to override any plans to streamline operations. I am reminded of the bird feeding its chicks. How will the MTA allocate its resources? Time will tell.


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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, September 2, 2019 5:45 PM
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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, November 4, 2019 7:59 AM
> MTA Announces Creation of Online Budget Transparency Portal
> User-Friendly, Graphic Interface Increases Online Transparency; Visit
> <> to Learn More

> The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the
> agency has created a new online budget portal that allows users to view MTA
> budget information in an open, user-friendly way online. The budget portal
> is available at <>. The
> online portal includes short explainers with an overview of the budget
> process, key elements of the MTA’s capital and operating budgets, and
> information on how each budget works.

> “Our goal is to make budget information as clear and approachable as
> possible,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye. “The public has a
> right to access information on the sources or uses of the funds that are so
> vital to our operations, and we want to make getting this information as
> easy as possible. If there are ways we can build on this portal to make it
> even easier to use, we’re ready to listen and improve it further.”

> The new portal also includes an interactive budget visualization, which
> shares key tables from the budget books in a downloadable format. The
> interactive budget visualization includes these sections:
> Where the Dollars Come From/Go
> How We Balance the Budget and Plan for the Future
> Capital Commitments
> Statement of Operations by Agency (Accrual Basis and Cash Basis)
> Statement of Operations by Category (Accrual Basis and Cash Basis)
> Information in these segments has long been provided to the public via
> printed budget books distributed at board meetings and posted online. The
> new budget portal makes this information available for the first time in a
> digital-friendly way.

> Andrew Rein, President of the Citizens Budget Commission, said: “The new
> open data portal is an important step forward in transparency and will help
> New Yorkers, riders and budget watchdogs like the CBC better understand and
> analyze the MTA’s finances.”

> Jaqi Cohen, Straphangers Campaign Director, said: “The Straphangers Campaign
> applauds Chairman Foye and the MTA for unveiling its new and transparent
> open budget portal, complete with budget data presented in an open data
> format as well as a new interactive dashboard for riders to better
> understand the MTA's finances. The creation of this new budget portal is a
> big step forward by the MTA towards better accountability to the public, and
> overall is a win for riders.”

> Rachel Haot, Executive Director of the Transit Innovation Partnership, said:
> “Congratulations to MTA Chairman and CEO Pat Foye on the launch of the MTA’s
> new budget data portal. Open data is the foundation of an innovative
> organization, and this milestone underscores the MTA’s commitment to
> continuous improvement.”

> Lisa Daglian, Executive Director, Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to
> the MTA (PCAC), said: “We're really excited about the MTA’s new budget
> transparency website and the overall move toward more open data. Riders will
> now have more resources to understand where the money to operate and rebuild
> the region’s transit network is coming from, and going, as the budget is
> being discussed, debated and dispersed.”

> Rachael Fauss, Senior Research Analyst for Reinvent Albany, said: “Reinvent
> Albany thanks the MTA, Chairman/CEO Pat Foye, and his team for a solid start
> towards meeting the Chairman/CEO’s April 2019 pledge to overhaul the MTA’s
> open data and Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) processes. Dating back to
> 2012, we and the NYC Transparency Working Group asked the MTA to publish
> financial information as open data. We are glad to see the Budget
> Transparency webpage and hope to see much more MTA fiscal data released as
> part of a renewed commitment to comply with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order
> 95 of 2013, which created the NYS Open Data portal.”

> The creation of the budget portal coincides with additional ways the MTA is
> improving transparency and better ways for the public to find out about
> MTA’s performance.



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