From the Morning Memo:

The Democratic-led state Legislature on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on the MTA’s $51.5 billion capital plan.

The hearing will be led by Queens Democratic Sen. Leroy Comrie, the chairman of the chamber’s Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee, as well as Sen. Tim Kennedy, the Buffalo lawmaker who leads the Transportation Committee as well as Assembly Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Chairwoman Amy Paulin of Westchester County.

The capital plan lays out key infrastructure improvements for mass transit service for the New York City metropolitan region over the next five years. The capital plan is under scrutiny amid broad concerns over the state of the New York City subway in particular and the need to modernize the overstrained system.

“The MTA Capital Plan is a historic investment in New York’s public transit that will improve the lives of riders across the region,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said.

“The implementation of the MTA’s 5-year Capital Plan will have drastic implications for New York, our economy, and our quality of life, which is why we must ensure it moves forward effectively. I applaud Senator Comrie, Senator Kennedy and Assemblymember Paulin for organizing this hearing to review this essential capital plan and its implementation.”

The hearing will be held in the Assembly hearing room in New York City starting at 10:30.