Staten Island Partnership for Transit and Resiliency Improvements

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Staten Island Partnership for Transit and Resiliency Improvements 2018-05-02T16:44:38+00:00

Staten Island Partnership for Transit and Resiliency Improvements

PROJECT GOALS

  • Staten Island serves as a critical link in the Southern ring of the regional transportation system by connecting New Jersey, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island

 

  • However, Staten Island suffers from unequal transit investment, an incomplete and inefficient transit network and a lack of comprehensive planning and local autonomy
  • To achieve the type of effective land use, economic development and transit planning that is needed in the borough, SIEDC recommends the creation of a non-profit think-tank – the Staten Island Partnership for Transit and Resiliency Improvements (SIPTRI)

 

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

  • Step 1: Create a not-for-profit with the ability to raise and invest in local transportation funding and recruit board members
  • Step 2: Hire a “Transportation Czar” with the ability to independently propose solutions to Staten Island’s traffic woes and innovative ways to raise funding
  • Step 3: Board members hire the Czar who will perform research, government relations, community outreach and raise money
  • This work will initiate a two year conversation with stakeholders which will result in a 25 year capital plan, a list of proposed projects and recommendations for the tools to fund them

 

PROJECT STRUCTURE

  • SIPTRI will be designed as a collaborative effort with multiple and diverse stakeholders. However, the Board will be comprised of financial contributors only
  • The staffer will be the Staten Island Transit Czar who will be an industry leader with unique talent and ability in the transportation field
  • Committees will be developed from various stakeholders including the:
  • Revenue Committee which is responsible for identifying and securing public and private funding;
  • The Innovation Committee which will research and propose new transit options and ideas and;
  • The Planning Committee which will evaluate all existing and proposed transportation plans and combine them into a long-term economic development and land use vision
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