Link to archived livestream of the event.
New York’s MTA pays transit construction costs that are far higher than comparable subway systems. Last month’s New York Times exposé investigated the issue and identified a broad unofficial consensus in government, industry and among MTA leadership to tolerate inflated labor budgets and huge consultant mark-ups. This “New York premium” eats up resources that could instead help rebuild NYC’s increasingly shaky transit system.
Join TransitCenter and a panel of transit experts, including the New York Times reporter who authored “The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth,” to discuss opportunities for reform and the future of building and rebuilding transit in NYC.
Rich Barone, Vice President for Transportation RPA
Nicole Gelinas, Senior Fellow & Contributing Editor Manhattan Institute & City Journal
Brian Rosenthal, Investigative Reporter New York Times
Chris Ward, Senior Vice President, Chief Executive Metro NY AECOM
Event is free and open to public