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MTA Capital Improvement Projects

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will hold a public hearing to solicit public comment regarding the Proposed Program of Projects for the remainder of Federal Fiscal Year 2016 and for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 utilizing federal funds from the Federal Transit Administration.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, on behalf of MTA New York City Transit and its subsidiaries; MTA Long Island Rail Road; MTA Metro-North Railroad; MTA Capital Construction Company; and MTA Bus Company (collectively “MTA”) will hold a public hearing to solicit comments on MTA’s federal grant proposals for the remainder of Federal Fiscal Year 2016 and Federal Fiscal Year 2017. The MTA receives federal funds pursuant to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Section 5307, and/or Sections 5309, 5324 (FTA Emergency Relief), 5337 and 5339 of Title 49, United States Code (the Code), Title I of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and other federal appropriations. The Governor of the State of New York, local officials, and publicly-owned operators of mass transportation services have designated the MTA to receive such grants.

The requested funds are for categories of capital projects listed below and more fully described in the MTA Program of Projects. MTA’s Program of Projects is available for review at or by calling 212-878-7127. The MTA solicits and encourages comments from private transportation providers. Capital improvements under this Program generally take place within the MTA network or on state- or city-owned property. Property acquisitions or relocations will be carried out in accordance with the appropriate provisions of law and regulatory requirements. The projects included in this hearing are part of either the approved MTA Capital Program for 2010-2014, or the approved MTA Capital Program for 2015-2019.

The capital projects have been or will be endorsed by the Metropolitan Planning Organizations for the New York metropolitan region and conform with the State Implementation Plan (SIP) as required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The projects are not anticipated to have any significant adverse environmental impact. If the FTA prepares a formal environmental impact statement on any of the proposed projects, the MTA will issue a public notice to make the statement available. All legal requirements related to senior citizens and customers with disabilities will be met.

It is anticipated that any difference between a project’s cost and the federal grant amount will be satisfied through funds that are made available by any one or a combination of state, local, and/or affiliated agency credits for non-federal project share generated from toll revenues in accordance with federal statute (23 USC 120 (i)), or sales of property or program income.

In Federal Fiscal Year 2016, MTA is eligible to receive an estimated $619.6 million of Section 5307 funds, $702.2 million of Section 5337 State of Good Repair funds, and $23.1 million of Bus and Bus Facilities funds. In addition, the MTA is eligible to receive $432.0 million from the Disaster Relief Appropriation Act of 2013. Apportionments of funding for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 are not yet available. Federal funds must generally be matched by a local share contribution for capital assistance of 20 percent for most funding categories.

Project Categories/Estimated Federal Request

Project Categories $ (in Millions)

MTA New York City Transit

Subway Cars$2,956.43
Line Equipment73.28
Line Structures270.39
Signals and Communications546.98
Staten Island Railway247.36
Total NYCT$5,604.75


Total MTA BUS$217.74

MTA Capital Construction

Total MTACC$195.00

Metro-North Railroad

Track and Structures110.38
Communications and Signal105.55
Shops and Yards12.00
Total MNR$439.66

Long Island Rail Road

Line Structures113.80
Communications and Signals127.10
Shops and Yards95.25
Total LIRR$546.55

*NOTE: Numbers may not total because of rounding.

Date, Time, and Place of the Hearing

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Starting at 4:30 p.m.
(Registration will be open from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.)

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Headquarters
2 Broadway
William J. Ronan Board Room, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Security Requirement: All attendees must provide a government-issued photo identification to enter the building. In order to expedite the check-in process, we ask that you register in advance


By Subway:
4 subway5 subway to Bowling Green
R subway to Whitehall
1 subway to South Ferry or Rector Street

By Bus: M5, M15 (Local or SBS), M20, X1 or X10
By Rail: Take the Staten Island Ferry to Whitehall Terminal

Use Link to Trip Planner+ for specific directions, including express bus routes.

For more information or to receive a copy of the complete MTA Program of Projects, to register to speak, or to submit written comments, contact:

MTA Capital Program Funding & Grant Management
2 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

Or, call 212-878-7127

The complete list of projects eligible for funding under this proposal is available on the MTA website at Information on public viewing locations and on the projects eligible for funding can be found on the MTA website at or by contacting the MTA at the address or phone number listed above. The MTA will also make the final Program of Projects available on its website for Section 5307 funded projects when the FTA awards next fiscal year’s grant.

Those wishing to be heard must register in advance either by telephone or on the MTA website or in person at the hearing. Registration in person is permitted at the hearing until 6 p.m. Verbal presentations will be limited to three minutes. A record will be made of all comments received or submitted before the close of the hearing.

Accessibility and Interpreter Services

This hearing location is accessible to people with mobility impairments. An interpreter for hearing-impaired people will be available upon advance request. A request for an interpreter must be submitted to the MTA no later than close of business on August 15, 2016.

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