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AIA New York wants to bring to your attention a newly announced MTA cost reduction program. Vendors providing professional, technical, and advisory services will be required to implement a 10% reduction in the current per-hour unit rate, effective March 31, 2019. It should also be noted that the MTA already has limits in place for the fee portion of markups. The MTA requests email confirmation by March 8, 2019, and no response will be interpreted as commitment to comply.
AIA New York is working with ACEC, New York Building Congress, and other stakeholder organizations to find out more information and determine how we can jointly advocate for our members. As this initiative was implemented without prior notice, we are still in the process of gathering more details. We would like to note that AIA New York is not legally allowed to negotiate over specific amounts of compensation.
If you are affected or concerned, please email Adam Roberts, Director of Policy, at email@example.com.
You can find a link to the letter that the MTA has been distributing here. We will be reaching out soon with updates and potential courses of action.
Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA
Executive Director, AIA New York
Hayes Slade, AIA
2019 President, AIA New York
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