Statement before the NYC Council Transportation Committee Oversight Hearing on Improving the NYC Subway System


We testified in support of NYCT’s Fast Forward Plan. The timing is particularly relevant as the MTA is holding its fare hearings. While raising the fare will help with the budget gap, substantially more funding is needed to set it on the right path.
We recognize that the City of New York and the State stepped up to fund the Subway Action Plan. Subway delays have declined, and the subway car Mean Distance Between Failures (MDBF) is improving. But it is the Fast Forward plan which goes much further in addressing the system’s needs, and it’s critical that it be fully funded. We have reviewed the plan and have delved into deeper levels of the system than ever before.

Read the full testimony here: 120518 NYCTRC NYC Council Transp.Committee Hearing on MTA