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November 18, 2019In less than one year, the state-mandated Traffic Mobility Review Board can issue its nuts-and-bolts recommendations for how congestion pricing is supposed to work, what it will cost, and who will get much-desired exemptions from the toll.
Of course, there’s a few things that need to happen first — primarily Mayor de Blasio and the MTA Board have to actually appoint members to this obscure board, get it an office so it can start the work of setting those tolls and exemptions, and start holding meetings (which are supposed to be public, but might not be!).
On Friday, a coalition of 20 good government and transit advocacy groups including Reinvent Albany, the Permanent Citizens Advisory Council, the Citizens Budget Commission and the Straphangers Campaign fired the first warning shot, with a letter reminding the politicians who passed the tolling scheme earlier this year that the hard work of actually designing and then implementing congestion pricing still needs to be done before it supposed to (magically!) begin in January, 2021.
Press Release Transportation
November 15, 2019Twenty groups representing rider, watchdog and industry groups today sent a letter to the MTA Board urging it to promptly appoint the Traffic Mobility Review Board (TMRB) and ensure that body follows the state Open Meetings Law (OML).
Video City Budget
November 10, 2019First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan and CBC President Andrew Rein sat down for a fireside chat to discuss the important issues being addressed by the Administration.
Video City Budget
October 29, 2019CBC President Andrew Rein explains the importance of voting "yes" on ballot question #4, which would allow for the creation of a “rainy day fund” and let the city save money during prosperous times.
Op Ed City Budget
October 21, 2019When New Yorkers head to the polls to vote, they will find five important ballot proposals, but one in particular is worth supporting because it would make an important change to how the city manages its budget.
October 15, 2019MTA’s $50 billion plan to upgrade transit system will likely lead to fare increases.
Statement City Budget
October 15, 2019CBC President Andrew Rein issued this statement on the 2019 New York City Charter Revision Commission’s Ballot Question 4 on the New York City Budge
October 11, 2019Deputy Mayor Been joined CBC to discuss City housing and economic development policy in a fireside chat with CBC President Andrew Rein.
Press Release Housing
October 10, 2019Mayor de Blasio today announced the creation of a working group to address the future of the Fulton Houses, Elliot-Chelsea, and Chelsea Addition NYCHA developments.
September 16, 2019The MTA should answer three significant questions when it releases the full 2020-2024 Capital Plan.
August 21, 2019Labor negotiations are heating up between the MTA and its largest union, the TWU.
Statement State Budget
July 15, 2019Denise’s deep policy knowledge and decades of experience will build on CBC’s long history of excellence.
Press Release Education
July 10, 2019CBC released a comprehensive report demonstrating how administrative solutions can reduce school crowding.
Testimony City Budget
June 27, 2019Establishing commercial waste zones can increase efficiency in collection, achieve substantial VMT reduction, and reduce the negative externalities.
Statement City Budget
June 14, 2019The FY 2020 Adopted Budget agreement increases savings and reserves; unfortunately, new spending commitments are greater than deposits to the City’s reserves.
May 31, 2019Do schools in NYS have enough money to provide a Sound Basic Education. CBC says yes, except for 21 districts.
May 14, 2019The Rockefeller Institute of Government and CBC hosted "Switching Gears: A New Way to Fund Transportation," a presentation and expert panel discussion on the vehicle-miles travel (VMT) fee.
May 13, 2019A new report by the Citizens Budget Commission says New York needs $5.7 billion to keep roads in “good repair.”
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April 01, 2019Dr. Mitchell Katz joined CBC to discuss his transformation plan to improve H+H's fiscal stability.
March 30, 2019According to a CBC report, the number of NYC Ferry passengers for all of last year is less than the number of passengers who ride NYC subways in just one day. Mayor de Blasio defends the ferry service & says it’s a long-term investment.