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Mayor de Blasio accused of running a ‘scam' for poking holes in MTA's capital plan


Added 11-18-19 12:13:03am EST - “A letter sent by a mayoral adviser to Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Pat Foye poked several holes in the plan, and questioned whether the agency is capable of completing the capital plan's projects on time.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Mayor de Blasio accused of running a ‘scam’ for poking holes in MTA’s capital plan”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Mayor de Blasio was accused of pursuing a “scam” on Sunday for asking questions about the MTA’s proposed $51.5 billion capital plan, which would cost city government $3 billion over the next five years.

A letter sent by a mayoral adviser to Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Pat Foye poked several holes in the plan, and questioned whether the agency is capable of completing the capital plan’s projects on time.

“The MTA has not published a schedule of start and completion dates that shows how projects will be sequenced for various plan categories,” said the letter, which was signed by Sherif Soliman, senior adviser to first deputy mayor Dean Fuleihan.

The letter also notes that the agency has not yet completed a “forensic audit” of its capital planning process, which is required by a state law signed by Gov. Cuomo earlier this year.

MTA spokeswoman Abbey Collins said the mayor’s office sent a similar letter two months ago, adding that Hizzoner’s hesitance was evidence that he is trying to carry out a “scam."

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