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Statement on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address from the Partnership for New York City

January 15, 2019


Katy Feinberg, Rubenstein

“The business community shares Governor Cuomo’s frustration with the MTA. Its governance is structurally flawed with layers of bureaucracy and built-in political intervention that make good management impossible, no matter how talented its executive staff and labor force,” said Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City. “We support the Governor’s call for MTA reform to achieve a more efficient and higher performing transit system. We also support congestion pricing in the Manhattan central business district with tolls dedicated to regional transit. Excess traffic congestion costs the region over $20 billion a year, so the combination of reduced traffic and better transit are a winning formula for New York.”