- The Study of New York Government
- The New York Constitution and the Federal System
- Political Parties in New York
- Campaign Finance Policy in the State and City of New York
- Public Opinion Polling and New York Politics and Governance
- Elections and Election Management
- Lobbying and the Interest Group System
- Politics and the News Media in the Empire State
- The New York State Legislature
- The Governor of New York
- The New York State Comptroller's Office
- The New York State Attorney General
- The Judiciary and Judicial Reform
- The Executive Branch
- New York State and the National Government
- New York in Fiscal Federalism
- The State and Its Localities
- New York State and New York City Relations
- New York State's “Foreign Policy”
- The Public Fisc in New York State
- New York State Education Policy and Politics
- Health Care Politics and Policy in New York State
- Public Safety Policy in New York State
- Higher Education in New York State
- Mental Health Policy in New York State
- Economic Development in New York State
- Welfare Policy in New York State
- The Environment in New York State
- Transportation Policy and Politics in New York State
- The Politics of Energy in New York State
- Selective Bibliography of New York Government and Politics: References
Abstract and Keywords
This article presents a description on the transportation policy, politics and network in New York State. As the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) plans confirm, the primary challenge facing New York is the maintenance and improvement of the current transportation infrastructure. The key transportation issues facing New York State in 2010 are discussed. It is noted that the new roads, together with the parkways and expressways, continued the transformation of the structure of the state's metropolitan areas. By 1980, the emphasis of transportation policy and politics in New York State shifted from expansion to rehabilitation and upgrading of existing capital assets. Much of the money used for transportation maintenance and improvement has come from the issuance of long-term debt. The state significantly increased its investment in capital renewal and improvement projects for the road and transit systems since the 1980s.
Peter Derrick is a transit historian and Visiting Scholar at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.
Robert Paaswell is Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York.
Danielle Petretta is a Doctoral Candidate and NSF IGERT Fellow affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University.
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