Changing how we work to give our customers the system they deserve
Two years ago, the subways were in a real crisis. Pressure on the system was growing – years of neglect from decades of underinvestment and deferred maintenance was compounded by growing ridership. This meant transit service that was frequently delayed, generally unreliable and – due to a lack of clear customer communications – meant riders were left in the dark.
Since then, the MTA has refocused on critical system maintenance and repairs, and done a tremendous amount of work to improve service. In 2019, there have been record improvements in on-time performance.
Now, the MTA faces a new challenge – maintaining these gains and surpassing these performance records to date.
To do that, the MTA needs to fundamentally be reshaped. This year’s State legislation requires a series of MTA reforms, including the creation of an organizational restructuring plan, which provides this opportunity to take a fresh look at the MTA, to change this place for the better.
The MTA Transformation Plan Report by AlixPartners centers around a single core strategy: simplifying a complex and inefficient organization, so that the entire MTA can focus on what’s truly most important – providing safe, reliable service for millions of New Yorkers every day.
MTA Financial Advisory Review
In addition to the Transformation Plan, State legislation requires the MTA to undertake a concurrent, additional review of certain key areas and functions, including: the 2015-2019 Capital Program; standardized performance metrics for capital project management and delivery; a cash flow and accounting analysis; and fraud, waste, abuse, or conflicts of interest.
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Have comments or perspectives on the Preliminary Report recommendations? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts.
What happens next?
The MTA is reviewing the findings and recommendations, and a search is underway to identify a Chief Transformation Officer to lead implementation. The MTA will regularly report to the Board with updates on the Transformation Plan.