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December 18, 2019The City should work with the MTA to assure that Access-A-Ride will achieve firm financial footing while providing a cost-effective and efficient service.
Letter Economic Development
December 18, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to sign A7476/S5445, which will authorize the Office of the State Comptroller to audit local development corporations.
December 12, 2019We ask that the MTA Board work with MTA staff to revise the regulations to not mandate automatic debarment.
Letter State Budget
December 10, 2019The Citizens Budget Commission welcomes the recognition that the State must immediately address its serious fiscal imbalance.
December 04, 2019The balancing act facing legislators as they consider proposals to reform the property tax is how to increase equity, fairness, and transparency, while maintaining fiscal stability and reliability.
November 25, 2019CBC’s longstanding position is that MTA capital investments must first emphasize state of good repair and routine replacement before projects to expand the system or provide enhanced amenities.
Testimony Economic Development
November 22, 2019CBC has long advocated for increasing accountability and improving the performance of all entities engaged in economic development spending.
Letter Public Workforce
November 19, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to veto A7749/S6208, which would impose costly restrictions on school bus contracts in NYC.
November 14, 2019Statement by CBC President Andrew S. Rein on the MTA 2020 Final Proposed Budget and November 2020-2023 Financial Plan.
November 12, 2019The plan’s sheer size renders it impossible to determine what investments should and will happen in the next five years
Letter Capital Spending
November 11, 2019The CBC recommends that the Governor sign A4880/S1673, which would improve capital planning for transportation infrastructure in New York State.
October 18, 2019Without new funding or major savings in other areas, the proposed increase in the MTA police force will significantly increase the MTA’s operating deficit.
Letter Pensions & Benefits
October 18, 2019The Governor should veto all 18 bills and send a strong message that past reforms will not be overturned.
August 18, 2019Transparency of outer borough transit account and MTA Capital Program “Set-Aside” funds
August 02, 2019CBC urges the MTA to reconsider the proposed rule regarding five-year debarment of contractors.
Testimony City Budget
April 17, 2019NYC Ferry connects many of NYC’s waterfront neighborhoods and business districts at a high price.
February 26, 2019Citizens Budget Commission President Andrew Rein issued this statement on the 10-Point Plan to Transform and Fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA):
February 20, 2019We write to ask that the State Senate conduct confirmation processes for appointees to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) through public hearings.
Op Ed Transportation
January 24, 2019Exasperated straphangers are expressing frustration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plans to raise fares when, they say, service shows little sign of improvement.