August 16, 2010
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N.Y. MTA Unveils Innovative ‘Dashboard’ to Track Capital Projects
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unveiled a new online “Dashboard” that will allow the public to track the progress of its various capital projects.
This new tool on the MTA’s web site features a user-friendly interactive system that will provide information on project scopes, budgets, and schedules.
“The Dashboard provides an unprecedented level of detail and information on our capital projects,” said Jay H. Walder, MTA chairman and chief executive officer. “From station improvements to the purchase of equipment, signal improvements to updates on the Second Avenue Subway, the Dashboard will allow anyone to monitor the MTA’s new approach to capital projects designed to keep the 2010-2014 Capital Program on schedule and on budget—all with a few clicks of the mouse.”
By using the Dashboard, the public can search for a project in the 2010-2014 MTA Capital Program by keyword, project category, agency, project phase (planning, design, construction, or complete), or by location where an interactive map, powered by Google, will list projects within a geographical area.
Clicking on the resulting link will provide a more detailed description of the project and additional information.
In addition, the Dashboard also includes projects in the 2005-2009 Capital Program that are under construction but not completed and with budgets over $20 million. Information will also be available for projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as well as projects contained within the Second Avenue Subway, East Side Access, and MTA New York City Transit 7 Line Extension projects.
“I believe the MTA has taken a significant step in providing MTA managers, public officials, and the public itself a more user-friendly tool to track the progress, in dollars and time, of capital projects,” said MTA Inspector General Barry Kluger. “I am particularly gratified that MTA has accepted the recommendation made in our Dashboard Report to make it a more transparent and useful reporting tool to the public.”