New York State Department of Transportation Perspective

This article, written by the New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) Commissioner, provides an overview of the publicly available transportation options offered in the state. The commissioner covers the operations of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York City to smaller rural systems such as those found in Jefferson and Columbia counties. The state, due to the high penetration of public transportation usage, consumes the lowest per capita amount of energy for transportation than any other state. This is due in part to the high rate of investment by the state into its public transportation system, with three times the national average in per capita spending at $146. The article also describes its informational and multimodal resources for patrons outside the reach of MTA, the state’s leadership role in improving safety and security in the years after the attack on the World Trade Center (WTC), and the state’s commitment to further integrating its multimodality.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 6, 36-37
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2007 1:40PM