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February 10, 2020The Executive Budget increases aid more than is needed to fund an SBE at a time when the State is proposing to close significant gaps.
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.
December 05, 2019After months of public roundtables, will state lawmakers move to change the formula that determines aid for public schools? The Times Union’s Rachel Silberstein speaks with three education advocates about why they think it should happen.
December 03, 2019Despite significant increases in state aid and local revenues, not all districts have the resources to provide a sound basic education, and some wealthy districts have more than needed.
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.
November 12, 2019The plan’s sheer size renders it impossible to determine what investments should and will happen in the next five years
October 31, 2019Thousands of transit workers are turning up the heat on the MTA, demanding a new contract with a wage hike.
October 15, 2019MTA’s $50 billion plan to upgrade transit system will likely lead to fare increases.
Special Feature Education
September 04, 2019In 2017 educating an average elementary school class cost $561,246.
Special Feature Transportation
August 31, 2019Explore the MTA Financial Plan with our Dashboard - Updated August 2019
August 21, 2019Labor negotiations are heating up between the MTA and its largest union, the TWU.
Special Feature Transportation
July 17, 2019This infographic presents a snapshot of NYC Transit's operating expenses, on-time performance, ridership, 5-year capital plans and facts about Central Business District tolling.
June 12, 2019Despite significant increases in state aid and local revenues—not all districts have the resources to provide a sound basic education in 2020.
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.”
Testimony City Budget
April 17, 2019NYC Ferry connects many of NYC’s waterfront neighborhoods and business districts at a high price.
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.
March 29, 2019A new study by the Citizens Budget Commission finds that each trip costs taxpayers $10.73. That's more than 10 times the subsidy for a trip on the subway at $1.05.
Op Ed Education
March 11, 2019Albany should target the distribution of school aid to districts that need it, rather than ensure that almost every district gets more no matter its circumstance.