Mayor and Comptroller Release Comprehensive Capital Projects Tracker

The NYC Capital Projects Dashboard allows New Yorkers to find more details about the costs and progress of city construction projects. Image Credit: Mayor’s Office of Operations.

On November 1, 2023, Mayor Eric Adams and Comptroller Brad Lander released a new capital projects tracker that provides New Yorkers a new way to track capital spending. The tracker was mandated by Local Law 37 of 2020, which was sponsored by then-Council Member Lander. 

The tracker provides information about city construction projects including parks, bridges, and sewer infrastructure. The information provided includes data from agency project management systems and budget information including the total cost, the project’s current phase and expected timeline, and other details about the construction. 

The Capital Process Reform Task Force, created through Local Law 37, helped support the creation of the tracker. The task force consisted of city agencies, the Comptroller’s Office, and leaders in the labor and construction industry and minority- and women-owned business enterprises. The tracker was part of the task force’s 39 recommendations announced earlier this year. 

The tracker can be viewed here. Future improvements to the tracker will include refining the website design and adding an interactive map. 

Mayor Adams stated, “I’m a strong believer that if you don’t inspect what you expect, it’s all suspect. With the launch of the capital projects tracker, we’re allowing New Yorkers to inspect what they expect from public infrastructure projects. This tool is more than just data — it’s a testament to our dedication to serving the public with integrity, clarity, and innovation. As we continue to invest in our city’s infrastructure, it’s paramount that our residents have full visibility and trust in our processes.”

Comptroller Lander stated, “For over a decade, I’ve been pushing for a comprehensive capital projects tracker to provide public transparency and support managerial improvements to help get New York City’s schools, parks, bridges and roads, resiliency, and other infrastructure projects built on-time and on-budget. I’m thrilled that it has finally arrived. I am thankful to Mayor Adams and his team for delivering the capital projects tracker and for their broader partnership in prioritizing infrastructure and capital process reform. Better capital projects delivery will help to save the city money, create good jobs, nurture flourishing neighborhoods, support a thriving economy, and build a resilient future in the face of climate change.”

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the Editor of CityLand and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)




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