The MTA Capital Program: Big Ambitions, Big Questions - TransitCenter

The MTA Capital Program: Big Ambitions, Big Questions

Link to archived livestream of the event. 

The 2020-2024 MTA Capital Program is the agency’s spending plan for essential maintenance and improvements like new subway cars, accessible stations, and modern signals. The draft capital program released in September outlines nearly $54 billion in projects to fix and modernize New York’s transit network. The goals are ambitious –– and achieving them will be challenging.

This panel will explore critical questions facing the MTA Capital Program. Does the MTA have the capacity to execute such an ambitious subway modernization? Can the agency get costs in line with peer agencies? How realistic is the funding package? What are the implications for MTA debt and the agency’s capacity to deliver service?

Join us for a provocative conversation about how the MTA can turn the corner with its capital investments and deliver a better transit system for riders.


Hon. Amy Paulin, Chair, Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, New York State Assembly

Veronica Vanterpool, MTA Board Member; Principal, V Squared Strategies LLC

Janno Lieber, Chief Development Officer and President, MTA Capital Construction

Larry Gould, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard


Colin Wright, Senior Associate, TransitCenter

Must RSVP to attend. Event is free and open to the public. An RSVP does not guarantee a seat, please arrive early to secure a seat.

Light appetizers to be served.