Whatever happened to the promised Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2020-2040 Twenty-Year Long Range Capital Needs Plan?
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the MTA pledged that it would be released by December 2019. It is five months overdue.
The plan documents how much money and years or decades will be required before each MTA operating agency has reached a state of good repair.
Categories for each agency include such assets as existing bus, subway and commuter rail fleet, stations elevators and escalators, and track upgrades.
It is supposed to be the basis for the justification of Five-Year Capital Plans prior to their release. In this case, the $51 billion 2020-2024 Five-Year Capital Plan was released and adopted prior to anyone seeing the updated twenty-year plan.
Taxpayers, commuters, transit advocates and elected officials deserve to see this document today.