One broad-based issue that has animated Gov. Andrew Cuomo turning his time in office is a bending of the bureaucracy in New York government.

He’s been around state and federal government enough to understand it, work it and, often, be frustrated by it.

Over the last several days, Cuomo has pushed a plan that would directly appoint himself, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the top leaders in the state Senate and Assembly to a little-known board to consider the MTA’s capital plan.

Cuomo called the board, known as the Capital Program Review Board, a “bizarre old backroom political fixing machine” during an interview on WAMC on Wednesday afternoon.

It was the second interview Cuomo has given in the last several days on the issue since the capital plan proposal has been released.

Earlier this week, Cuomo once again swatted any implication that he “effectively controls” the MTA as “garbage.”

On Wednesday, he once again said the transit authority, which oversees mass transit in the New York City region for commuters, as a vehicle meant to decentralize any accountability.

“The MTA is flawed by from inception,” he said. “It was a cynical move by the powers that be at the time to create this board where everyone had a voice, but nobody had control or responsibility, because nobody had responsibility.”

He added, “I have now injected myself into the MTA and pushing very hard at every lever that I can.”

Cuomo has compared the push he’s making on Capital Program Review Board to the controversy surrounding the death of the Amazon project in Queens and how localized concerns for an expansive effort can be sunk by an appointee to little known entities like the Public Authority Control Board.

“I think that’s wrong,” Cuomo said in the Wednesday radio interview. “If the mayor wants to veto it, God bless him. If Andrea Stewart-Cousins wants to veto it, God bless it. But stand up and explain why you want to veto it.”