MTA construction costs paralyzing future growth, Regional Plan Association says

The report, published by the Regional Plan Association on Tuesday after more than two years of research, found that cities across the country and the world are building rail projects for much cheaper rates than the MTA and pointed to systemic, cultural and bureaucratic problems at every stage of government as a reason why. It offers sweeping reform recommendations for every step of the process — including labor, political, contracting, engineering, construction and post-construction processes.

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