Keeping New York on Track, a report released by ULI New York and the Permanent Citizen’s Advisory Committee to the MTA, brings awareness to the importance of the MTA Capital Program in maintaining the broad range of benefits that the MTA transit network brings to our region.
Facts At A Glance
- 90% of workers in the New York metro area live in neighborhoods served by public transit.
- Since 1982, annual ridership up 72 percent on New York City subways, 32% on NYC buses, 73% on Metro-North, and 19% on the Long Island Rail Road.
- Since 1982, on-time performance improved by 14% on NYC subways, 6% on NYC buses (since 1989), 17% on Metro-North, and 6% on the Long Island Rail Road.
- Since 1982, mean distance between mechanical failures declined by 2,034% on NYC subways, 425% on NYC buses, 746% on Metro-North, and 1,173% on the Long Island Rail Road.
- Every weekday, the 4/5/6 carries more commuters than the total ridership of San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston combined.
- MTA’s proposed 2015-2019 Capital Program is $32 billion, with $22.2 billion going to renewal, $4.3 billion to enhancements, and $5.5 billion going to network expansion, including the Second Avenue Subway and East Side Access.
- Initial examination of capital reinvestment levels suggests that MTA’s rate of investment (1.1%) is significantly lower than those of comparable private firms, which range from 6% to 12%.
- Regional commuters from Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties bring home $36 billion of city-earned income each year: Nassau ($15.4 billion), Suffolk ($7.1 billion), Westchester ($11.4 billion), Rockland ($1.8 billion).
To read the report, please visit http://www.keepnyontrack.org/