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December 16, 2015This policy brief considers the implications of a recession for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) current financial plan.
December 15, 2015How much does it take to build in NYC?
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 12, 2015This report looks at New York City rent burdens in more detail, using an in-depth housing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau to consider a variety of household characteristics.
November 03, 2015Why delaying plans for the second phase of the Second Avenue subway is sensible.
Special Feature Housing
September 18, 2015Basics about the finances and operations of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), including number of units operated in public housing and Section 8; rent collections; and benchmarking costs.
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.
Special Feature Transportation
August 31, 2015The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) latest survey of the condition of its 467 subway stations in 2012 showed more than one in four of all structural components were not in a satisfactory condition—known in the jargon as a “state of good repair” or SGR. This map reveals the condition of the components of all 467 subway stations.
Special Feature Transportation
August 27, 2015Facts about commuting in the New York City metro region.
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.
Blog State Budget
June 28, 2015The legislative package passed in Albany last week rejected some misguided and expensive proposals, including a tax credit for benefactors of private schools. Unfortunately, other expensive proposals were included, adding to current and future state expenses without providing offsetting savings or revenues.
May 25, 2015This brief includes five facts to consider regarding myths about rent regulation and New York City's rental market.
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.
April 29, 2015This report identifies the reasons for NYCHA's operating deficits in the last decade - insufficent operating subsidies, low rent collections, low nonrental income and high operating costs - and offers recommendations to increase revenues, curb expenses and improve productivity in order to eliminate NYCHA's projected $150 million deficit and improve conditions for its residents.
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.
April 08, 2015The fiscal year 2016 state budget enacted last week includes a 6.0 percent increase in annual formula-based aid to school districts from $21.8 billion to $23.1 billion. This is the third consecutive year in which the Governor and the legislature have busted the statutory growth cap they agreed upon in 2011.
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