Transportation Reinvention Commission welcomes public input

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) invites the public to participate in the Transportation Reinvention Commission (TRC)’s upcoming meetings on July 15, 16 and 17.

The general public, as well as invited experts, are welcome to provide input at the meetings, according to the MTA website.

The 24-member TRC was established last month “to study the region’s mass transit system in light of challenges expected over the coming decades,” according to the MTA.

These challenges include changing demographics, increased rider expectations and the growing threat posed by climate changed, according to the MTA.

Members of the public are welcomed to provide input on any or all of the following questions:

  • What challenges do you think the MTA needs to focus on as it develops its capital plans over the next century?
  • What innovative investments do you think the MTA needs to make to maintain its system, meet and exceed customer needs, and spur the economy?
  • Do you have any recommendations on how to finance innovative investments.
  • Do you have any recommendations for how MTA can implement these investments better, faster and more cheaply?

Each member of the public will have three minutes to speak, and those who wish to do so must register online here.

For those who would like to provide written comments may do so online here.

People can also tweet their comments to @ReinventTranspo, or by leaving comments on the TRC’s Facebook page.

The meetings will take place in the MTA Board Room at 347 Madison Ave., New York, NY, at the following times:

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

The TRC also invites the public to three public presentation sessions on:

  • Tuesday, July 15: 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 16: 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Thursday, July 17: 9  to 11 a.m.

Live webcasts of the meetings will also be available on the MTA's Public Meeting Webcasts webpage.

Click here for more information on TRC public input sessions.