The cardboard cut-out campaign of Governor Andrew Cuomo clearly illustrates the lack of state financial commitment to public transportation.
Cuomo has never given any specifics of how he will come up with $7.3 of the $8.3 billion promised to meet the shortfall in his proposed 2015-2019 MTA Five-Year Capital Plan.
The originally proposed $32 billion capital plan in September 2014 was rejected by the MTA Capital Program Review Board. In October 2015, a revised $28 billion plan was approved by the MTA Board.
How can the MTA justify cutting $9 billion in badly needed capital improvements over a ten-year period and still provide the day-to-day services millions of New Yorkers count on?
How many critical capital improvement projects will be postponed?
Cuomo is just kicking the can down the road. Why would the next governor want to pay for any of Cuomo's bills?