MTA Announces Public Hearings for Reinvention Commission Next Week

As promised, the MTA has put out a schedule for the public to weigh in on the transportation “reinvention commission” convened by Governor Cuomo as the authority formulates its next five-year capital plan.

The MTA says it is seeking input on different aspects of the capital plan, such as resiliency, demographic and ridership changes, jurisdictional barriers, implementing new technology, and energy efficiency. It’s also looking for ideas about how to better finance and implement these investments.

Before each meeting, the commission will hear testimony from invited experts and organizations.

The public meetings will all take place in the fifth floor board room of the MTA’s Midtown headquarters, 347 Madison Avenue. They are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, July 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 17 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Members of the public wishing to testify must register in advance, and a government-issued photo ID is required to enter the building. The commission is also accepting online comments and will webcast all three events. Update: The MTA says these three meetings are the only public input sessions the commission will be hosting.