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February 21, 2020City taxpayers pay 71% on MTA non-toll, non-federal revenues.
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February 18, 2020The agreements should include greater savings, including workrule changes, to offset the impact of these increased costs.
January 13, 2020While housing is the largest share of spending for most households, a more robust picture of affordability also should include transportation costs.
December 16, 2015This policy brief considers the implications of a recession for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) current financial plan.
Report Public Workforce
December 09, 2015The FDNY responds to more more medical emergencies than fires. The department needs a fundamental transformation.
Report Economic Development
November 29, 2015This brief assesses the performance of New York State's Regional Economic Development Councils over the past four years and offers recommendations for further improving data collected on projects and on the economic performance of the regions.
November 03, 2015Why delaying plans for the second phase of the Second Avenue subway is sensible.
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October 20, 2015In 2008, CBC called for the elimination of the Empire Zones jobs program amid concerns it wasted public resources. In 2010, New York State replaced Empire Zones with the streamlined Excelsior Jobs Program. Excelsior was designed to avoid the errors of Empire Zones but until recently it has been difficult to assess to what degree it achieves its objectives.
September 14, 2015identifies the best and worst train stations in New York City Transit-MTA system.
August 31, 2015This brief examines why the subway stations of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority never reach a state of good repair and recommends how to address the challenge.
August 25, 2015This policy brief suggests alternatives for taxes on services regulated by New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission as a potential source of filling the gap in the MTA's proposed 2015-2019 capital plan.
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August 03, 2015Police officers have a greater budget impact than most other City employees: what's the cost of 1,300 new cops?
June 22, 2015High levels of school spending in NY largely reflected the relatively high cost of employee compensation.
May 05, 2015Calls for “the City” to provide more funding should be clear about who is really being asked to foot the bill: New York City taxpayers already provide most of the MTA's revenue through the combination of local, regional, and state taxes.
Blog Economic Development
April 15, 2015Since 2011 New York leaders have restrained growth in the state’s operating budget; in contrast, the scale and scope of questionable economic development programs continue to be expanded significantly. In 2014 state and local spending for these activities totaled $8 billion.
March 25, 2015This report examines the MTA’s current fiscal challenges and identifies options for funding its capital investment needs for the next five years.
March 18, 2015Discusses another, arguably fairer, revenue-raising strategy for the MTA
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March 17, 2015Overview of Brownfield Cleanup Program
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March 15, 2015New York State's trial with design-build has produced convincing results that merit permanently authorizing and extending design-build authority as a first key step in modernizing the State’s approach to public projects.