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Commission charged with reinventing MTA opens to public input

New Yorkers unhappy with their bus, subway or rail service will get their own soapbox in front of a commission tasked with reinventing the MTA.

mta subway july 4 train service New Yorkers unhappy with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will get their own soapbox in front of a commission tasked with reinventing the agency at hearings starting July 15.
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New Yorkers unhappy with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will get their own soapbox in front of a commission tasked with reinventing the agency.

The MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission announced Thursday that it would host three public hearings in July, during which riders can weigh in on a range of issues.

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Climate change, increasing ridership, new technology, aging infrastructure and even intergovernmental barriers are all on the table for a commission made up of 24 experts from around the world.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo charged the commission with the job of modernizing the agency that shuffles hundreds of thousands of riders along its system every day through buses, subways and railroads.

The meetings are to be held in MTA Headquarters at 347 Madison Ave. in the fifth floor board room.

Any member of the public is asked to register online http://www.mta.info/mta-transportation-reinvention-commission-public-input-online-registration before testifying on Tuesday, July 15 between 1 and 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 16 between 9 a.m. and noon or Thursday, July 17 between 9 and 11 a.m.

The commission technically has until October 1 to finalize is recommendations before the MTA submits its proposed 2015-2019 capital budget.

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