The future of public transit is the future of New York City. A reliable, efficient mass transportation system is critical to New York’s economy and position as a competitive global hub.
Today, we have a public transit system in crisis. To address severe declines in subway performance Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency, installed new leadership at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and called on the private sector to help modernize the system.
In response, the Partnership for New York City, representing the region’s largest employers, and the MTA jointly created the Transit Innovation Partnership, a public-private initiative with the mission to make New York the global leader in mass transportation.
An advisory board of leaders from academia, business, civic organizations and government guides the Transit Innovation Partnership, which brings together diverse stakeholders to realize public-private projects that improve transit performance and customer service.
The inaugural initiative of the Transit Innovation Partnership is the Transit Tech Lab, the nation's first public transit pilot accelerator.