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MTA Capital Program 2008-2013. February 2008. Genesis of the Accelerated Program. 2008-2013 Capital Program. 2007 statute created NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission required the MTA to submit a 2008-2013 Capital Program in March

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genesis of the accelerated program
Genesis of the Accelerated Program

2008-2013 Capital Program

  • 2007 statute created NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission required the MTA to submit a 2008-2013 Capital Program in March
  • February submission allows congestion pricing discussion to continue in the context of transit needs
    • Board only being asked to approve submission to the Capital Program Review Board in February
    • The Program will be submitted for consideration to the Operating Committees, Finance and the full Board in March

2008-2013 Capital Program: Goals

Protect Vital Fundamentals

Fulfill Commitments to Enhance Capacity

Support Region in Global Economy


MTA-Wide Core Investments

Program includes projects that benefit all MTA agencies:

  • $590M Security program includes $318 million of projects from 05-09 Program and adds $272 million of new investments:
      • System-wide security upgrades and system hardening
      • Federal funds to be pursued
  • Interagency:
      • MTA PD facility and communication upgrades
      • Facility rehabilitation to support shared services
      • Planning studies
      • Program-wide fund for project and market uncertainty

2008-2013 Capital Program: Core Program

in millions

  • B&T envelope reflects extraordinary investments needed to catch up on state-of-good-repair
    • B&T not included in first two capital programs
  • B&T not subject to CPRB review/approval

2008-2013 Capital Program: Current Capacity Expansion

Complete projects underway --- 30 Day Review

  • Bring Estimates Up to Date
    • Update market conditions as we know them today
    • Incorporates scope changes
    • Standardize assumptions (e.g. allowances for indeterminants & profit)
    • Provide for schedule delays
  • Mitigate Cost Increases
    • Across-the-board savings (e.g. change approach, eliminate specialty finishes, identify development/advertising opportunities)
    • Project specific savings and cost avoidance (scope changes)
  • Protect Against Further Market Risk
    • Provide for long-term inflationary uncertainties
    • Recognize real estate related costs not built into project estimates
    • Create controls

2008-2013 Capital Program: Current Capacity Expansion

Complete projects underway

in millions


Program Fund and Controls

  • Project and Market Uncertainty Fund
    • Program-wide fund to ensure promised projects can be built given accelerated timeframe and market uncertainties
    • Release dependent on review by Independent Engineer and MTA Office of Construction Oversight
  • Risk Assessments
    • Projects with schedule/scope/budget risks will undergo post-plan scope and risk review process
    • Develop range of costs and present to the Board

Tier 3: 2008-2013 Capacity Expansion Investments

  • All portions of the region are expected to experience robust population growth

Investment in transit, widely recognized as fundamental to economic prosperity, must keep pace.


Tier 3: Core Program, Completion of Current Expansions, New Expansions

in millions

*Completed over two plan periods.

**Paid for by Congestion Pricing revenues


2008-2013 Capital Program: New Capacity Expansion

  • Communications-based Train Control: Installs CBTC on the Flushing line and progresses CBTC on the Queens Blvd line, which would be completed in the next program, to provide more subway service to Queens
  • Second Avenue Subway Next Phase: Implements a new phase of Second Avenue Subway over the next two Capital Programs
  • Penn Station Access: Provides for the initial phase of a new service into Penn Station for Metro-North’s Hudson and New Haven lines, including new stations in eastern Bronx and the westside of Manhattan
  • Jamaica Capacity Improvements: Reconfigures signals and station layout to enhance service to Manhattan and Brooklyn and to support ESA
  • #7 Line Fleet Expansion: Provides additional capacity between Manhattan and Queens
  • Capacity Planning Studies: Provides for targeted studies of Queens, Bronx, Upper Westside of Manhattan, Southeastern Brooklyn, Staten Island North Shore, Long Island and West of Hudson to guide future system expansion programs in these areas
  • Sustainability Investments: Implements MTA-wide and agency specific projects to enhance MTA’s environmental stewardship

Congestion Pricing Implementation

  • MTA plan has been presented to the Commission and a copy was provided to the MTA Board
  • Provides for new and enhanced services to accommodate auto diversions and long-term improvements to existing transit service
  • 2008-2013 investments total $767 million:
    • New city and suburban buses and subway cars
    • Two new bus depots to service and support additional bus service
    • Subway station improvements
    • Suburban buses and park and ride

Congestion Pricing Service Improvements

  • 12 new bus routes in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx
  • Increased service on 48 bus routes in Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx
  • 309 new buses
  • Increased service on the 1, E, F
  • Longer trains on the C
  • Service focused on underserved neighborhoods

2008-2013 Capital Program

Potential Funding Sources