This week, the MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission will be hosting a series of meetings that include expert panels and public input sessions that will allow New Yorkers to give their ideas on how to improve the city’s mass transit system into the 21st Century. The commission was established at the request of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in order to study the region’s mass transit system to prepare for climate change, increased ridership and changing demographics.

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There are 24 experts on the commission with backgrounds ranging from transportation to planning to finance to transit advocacy. The general public will have a chance to weigh in on issues such as how best to address the growing threat of extreme weather, increasing temperatures and rising sea levels from climate change, population growth, new technological advances, energy efficiency, maintaining and expanding the system, spurring economic growth and other topics.

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The general public can register online at this link and will have three minutes each to speak. Written comments can be submitted at this link, on Facebook or Twitter.

The meetings will be held at MTA Headquarters, 347 Madison Avenue, 5th floor board room. The dates are Tuesday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Live webcasts will be available at this link.

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