MTA Board Takes Up Its Financial Plan and ORT Procurement Process Today

Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY) looks ahead to this morning’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority board meeting at which directors are scheduled to review an update of the authority’s long-range financial plan and preview its 2017 budget. The newspaper adds that toll and fare increases are expected in 2017.

According to board materials (scroll down to Master Page 139), the authority’s Bridges and Tunnels division is also seeking board approval to enter into a competitive RFP process (in lieu of sealed competitive bidding) for anticipated open road tolling projects, including construction and installation of gantries and electrical, communication and power equipment, and demolition of toll booths and other superseded infrastructure.