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December 14, 2017CBC calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto bill that would require the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide two free transfers between subways and buses within a two-hour period.
September 12, 2017Director of State Studies David Friedfel breaks down NYS school spending per pupil by federal, state, and local revenues. Most revenue comes from local property taxes, which is how wealthier school districts are able to spend more while still getting a considerable amount from the state and federal levels.
August 08, 2017System enhancements have often been prioritized over capital improvements of the MTA's infrastructure. The sensible and ambitious turnaround plan should be funded by motorists and increased labor productivity.
August 07, 2017Mayor de Blasio’s proposal to raise the top rate on the personal income tax is not an appropriate way to raise funds.
May 24, 2017CBC offers two recommendations for improving the school planning and siting process: maximize use of existing capacity, and target new capacity to areas with the highest need.
Testimony City Budget
January 30, 2017CBC opposes extending the Department of Small Business Services program providing grants to companies that provide school bus transportation in order to maintain the wages and benefits of certain employees for a third year.
January 23, 2017The MTA Board should continue the policy of regular and predictable fare increases.
January 17, 2017CBC's take on the MTA-TWU deal negotiated in January 2017.