To create a faster, more accessible, more reliable public transportation system for downstate New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unanimously approved a historic 2020-2024 Capital Program totaling $54.8 billion. If approved, the Capital Program would commit to invest $51.5 billion of investments in the region’s subways, buses and commuter railroads over the next five years – 70 percent more than the 2015-2019 Capital Program - as well as an additional $3.3 billion of investments for MTA Bridges and Tunnels.
This Capital Program, the largest in MTA history, will be transformational, revitalizing our network into a world-class transit system. It reflects a collaborative development process and delivers on major priorities, including modernized signaling,improved accessibility, and environmental sustainability. It will transform our subways, buses, and railroads into the efficient, accessible and reliable system that our customers deserve.
Capital Program – Board Presentation
The 2020-2024 Capital Program was presented to the MTA Board on September 25, 2019 and unanimously approved. The Board presentation expands on the initial overview to provide further detail on the Capital Program highlights and approval process; key organizational changes being implemented to transform the MTA into a more efficient, flexible agency; and the benefits to both our customers and the entire New York State economy of an historic investment into the regional transportation system.
Capital Program — Executive Summary
The Executive Summary of the 2020-2024 Capital Program presents a snapshot of each MTA agency’s investment priorities, major planned projects, and target areas for service improvements. It also serves as a reminder of the indispensable nature of our transit system and its many positive impacts on the region. With the availability of new funding sources and significant changes on the horizon in how the MTA operates, it is time to re-invest in New York’s transportation system and transform the MTA into a more streamlined, efficient, and effective organization.
Capital Program — Full Report
The Capital Program – Full Report includes the Executive Summary, narrative detail on the proposed capital plan, and additional project details.
Past Capital Programs and the Capital Program Dashboard
Information on previous five-year MTA Capital Programs can be accessed here.
The Capital Program Dashboard can be used to track progress on the MTA’s five-year Capital Plans, starting with selected projects in the 2005-2009 Capital Plan, and including nearly all projects in the 2010-2014 and 2015-2019 Capital Plans. The Dashboard is updated quarterly.
Amendments to the 2010-2014 and 2015-2019 Capital Programs were presented to and approved by the MTA Board on September 25, 2019, and are available at the following links. The Amendment Books contain information on the evolution of each Program, specific proposed changes, and detailed project listings.
What happens next
We submitted the unanimously approved 2020-2024 Capital Program to the Capital Program Review Board by the October 1 deadline. The Capital Program Review Board has until December 31, 2019 to review and approve, request changes to, or veto the proposed Capital Plan.
We will be continuing outreach and engagement with our legislative partners at all levels of government, the advocate community and the public.