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  • Annual Report Narrative 2018

    Submitted as part of the MTA 2018 Annual Report Pursuant to New York State Public Authorities Law Section 2800(1)

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    2018 Annual Report to the Governor

    Pursuant to New York State Public Authorities Law §2800

  • MTA 2018 ANNUAL REPORT NARRATIVE

    Pursuant to New York Public Authorities Law Sections 2800 (1)(a)(1), (6), (11), (13), and (17)

    Section 1—Operations and Performance

    Performance 1

    NYC Transit (Subways and Buses) Long Island Rail Road ▪ Metro-North Railroad ▪ MTA Bus Company ▪ Bridges and Tunnels

    Section 2—Accomplishments and Initiatives

    Customer Service Initiatives

    Interagency ▪ NYC Transit (Subways) ▪ MTA Bus Operations (NYCT Department of Buses, MTA Bus Company) ▪ Long Island Rail Road ▪ Metro-North Railroad ▪ Bridges and Tunnels

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    Operations/Technology Initiatives

    Interagency ▪ NYC Transit (Subways) ▪ MTA Bus Operations (NYCT Department of Buses, MTA Bus Company) ▪ Long Island Rail Road ▪ Metro-North Railroad ▪ Bridges and Tunnels

    26

    Sustainability/Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Initiatives

    Interagency ▪ NYC Transit (Subways) ▪ MTA Bus Operations (NYCT Department of Buses, MTA Bus Company) ▪ Long Island Rail Road ▪ Metro-North Railroad ▪ Bridges and Tunnels

    35

    Safety/Security Initiatives

    Interagency: MTA Police Department ▪ NYC Transit (Subways) ▪ MTA Bus Operations (NYCT Department of Buses, MTA Bus Company) ▪ Long Island Rail Road ▪ Metro-North Railroad ▪ Bridges and Tunnels

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    Cost-Cutting/Revenue Initiatives

    Interagency ▪ NYC Transit (Subways) ▪ MTA Bus Operations (NYCT Department of Buses, MTA Bus Company) ▪ Long Island Rail Road ▪ Metro-North Railroad ▪ Bridges and Tunnels

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  • Section 3—Capital Projects Commitments/Completions

    The MTA Capital Programs 61

    Capital Program Progress

    Funding Received Through December 31, 2018 ▪ Capital Program Progress, 1982-2018 ▪ Capital Program Progress, 2018

    62

    New York City Transit (Subways)

    Major 2018 Commitments ▪ Major 2018 Completions

    64

    MTA Bus Operations (NYCT Dept. of Buses, MTA Bus Company)

    Major 2018 Commitments ▪ Major 2018 Completions

    71

    Long Island Rail Road

    Major 2018 Commitments ▪ Major 2018 Completions

    73

    Metro-North Railroad

    Major 2018 Commitments ▪ Major 2018 Completions

    80

    MTA Bridges and Tunnels

    Major 2018 Commitments ▪ Major 2018 Completions

    84

    MTA Capital Construction

    Fulton Center ▪ Second Avenue Subway ▪7 Line Extension ▪ East Side Access

    87

    Section 4—Description of the MTA and the MTA Board Structure

    Description of the MTA and the MTA Board Structure 90

    Numbers of Employees ▪ Basic Organizational Structure of MTA Operations ▪ Governance of the MTA

    ▪ Board Members and Committee Assignments ▪ Board Members’ Attendance

    Section 5—Material Pending Litigation Report

    Material Pending Litigation Report 97

    General Note ▪ The MTA ▪ Transit System ▪ Commuter System ▪ MTA Bridges and

    Tunnels ▪ MTA Bus ▪ MTA Long Island Bus

  • Accompanying 2017 Documents

    The Following Reports and/or Documents Are Attached 96

    Financial Reports ▪ All- Agency and Board Codes of Ethics ▪ Asset and Service Report

    2018 ▪ Compensation Schedule and Biographical Information Reports ▪Bond Rating Reports ▪

    Consolidated Financial Statements ▪ Governance Principles and By-Laws ▪ Grant Report 2018 ▪ MTA

    Legislation ▪ Mission Statement and Measurement Report ▪ Management Assessment of the

    Effectiveness of Internal Controls ▪ Real and Personal Property Reports with Guidelines ▪ Board

    Self-Assessment Report

    http://www.mta.info/mta/compliance/pdf/2010_annual/MTA%20Legislation.pdf http://www.mta.info/mta/compliance/pdf/2010_annual/MTA%20Legislation.pdf

  • MTA 2018 Annual Report to the Governor, PAL §2800

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    Performance

    2018 ANNUAL REPORT—SECTION 1

    Operations and Performance

    This section of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Annual Report to the Governor,

    pursuant to PAL §2800, summarizes ridership and other performance data for the 12-month

    period ending December 31, 2018. (See also the “2018 Mission Statement, Measurement, and

    Performance Indicator Report,” PAL §1269-f and §2824-a.)

    Total ridership on the subways, buses, and railroads of the MTA w a s 2.56 billion rides

    in 2018. This represents a 3.7-percent drop from the previous year and the third annual decline

    in a row. The decrease came mainly in transit. Subway volume fell to 1.68 billion rides in 2018,

    down 2.3 percent. Combined ridership on NYCT Bus and MTA Bus fell by 4.7 percent in 2018 to

    about 690.8 million. Meanwhile, LIRR hit a record high ridership of 89.8 million rides in 2018,

    while Metro-North fell slightly to 87.1 million rides, just 0.2 percent shy of its all-time record the

    year before.

    To place these data in historical context, total MTA volume has declined by about 5.8 percent

    from its peak of 2.72 billion rides in 2015—which was, in turn, the highest ridership since the

    1940s. Preliminary estimates put the MTA’s total farebox revenue for 2018 at around $6.2

    billion. In its first full year of cashless tolling, MTA Bridges and Tunnels hit a record high of 322.3

    million paid crossings, generating $1.09 billion in funding support for transit.

    Tough Challenges and a Turnaround

    Over the course of 2018, the MTA wrestled with a number of well-publicized difficulties—in

    particular, the performance of its century-old subway infrastructure; a declining bus ridership;

    public uncertainty over the L Train plan; an unfunded 2020-2024 Capital Program; and rising

  • MTA 2018 Annual Report to the Governor, PAL §2800

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    deficits in the MTA operating budgets. While these problems demand and await comprehensive

    action on the part of the MTA and its government partners, 2018 performance metrics show

    signs of a positive turnaround.

    By the end of 2018, the first full year of the Subway Action Plan (SAP), weekday on-time

    performance (OTP) was the highest in four years; delays were the lowest in four years. The

    agency reached its goal of reducing delays by 10,000 per month in the year’s final four months.

    Other performance indicators also captured notable gains, as indicated on pages 9 to 12 of this

    report. Significantly, these indicators employ new, expanded metrics introduced in 2017 and

    2018 designed to better reflect the customer’s actual experience and priorities. These indicators

    are tracked on the Subway Performance Dashboard on the MTA website at www.mta.info.

    Work Moves Ahead Systemwide

    Throughout the MTA network, major capital projects advanced alongside new initiatives. The

    LIRR completed its Second Track project and broke ground on its Main Line Expansion—two

    major undertakings that, together with East Side Access (ESA), will completely reshape regional

    travel. Both LIRR and Metro-North completed their 2018 FRA requirements for implementation

    of Positive Train Control (PTC). Bridges and Tunnels not only hit record ridership in its first full

    year of cashless tolling, the agency also finished the enormous job of repairing damage to the

    Midtown Queens and Hugh L. Carey tunnels wrought by Superstorm Sandy. In August, NYCT

    launched its reconfigured Staten Island Express Bus Network and is currently redesigning the

    Bronx bus system—part of the first efforts in half a century to rethink the city’s entire bus

    network. NYCT and MTACC also moved forward with the preliminary stages of the Second Ave.

    Subway Phase II.

    Under the MTA Capital Plans, the MTA agencies committed a combined $6.282 billion for capital

    projects in 2018 and completed projects worth $4.845 billion against the year’s goals. Totaling

    all capital program efforts in 2018, including those with prior-year goals, agencies achieved

    $9.441 billion in commitments and $6.656 billion in completions for the year. Capital projects

    are overviewed in Section 3 of this report and reported in detail on the Capital Program

    http://www.mta.info/

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    Dashboard at www.mta.info. As part of its 2015-2019 Capital Plan, the MTA continues the

    massive effort of restoring those assets damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, including

    new resiliency features to secure the system against rising sea levels and future weather

    events. By the end of 2018, the MT

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