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October 20, 2009This report analyzes the MTA’s effectiveness at managing its five-year capital plans. It does so by examining the capital projects scheduled by the MTA for work in the three-year period from January 2005 to December 2007.
December 03, 2009Testimony before the New York State Senate Standing Committees on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions and Investigations and Government Operations on the MTA's 2010-2014 capital plan.
October 23, 2014The plan identifies $16.9 billion in available funding, but a gap of about $15.2 billion remains unfunded. This CBC study focuses on how the money would be spent and recommends that the proposed plan be revised to address three serious shortcomings.
September 16, 2019The MTA should answer three significant questions when it releases the full 2020-2024 Capital Plan.
August 21, 2017What the State should do to ensure its transportation investment is well-targeted and strategic.
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.
June 15, 2017The MTA's revised capital plan adds $2.8 billion investments, but the new money and other changes are not wholly aligned with what is needed to get the trains running on time
May 05, 2009This letter from the CBC and other advocates outlines a plan to finance the long-term capital needs of the MTA and its immediate operating deficit. The mobility tax should be used for expenses related to the MTA's capital plan, not for operating expenses after the first year.
Report Capital Spending
February 16, 2017Despite an increase in transparency and accountability, the updated plan remains deficient in three important ways.
December 16, 2015This policy brief considers the implications of a recession for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) current financial plan.
November 27, 2017There are unanswered questions about the MTA's 2018 budget and $1.5 billion Subway Action Plan.
May 23, 2018Fast Forward, a plan to modernize New York City Transit presented by President Andy Byford today, is a serious and praiseworthy plan to improve the region's mass transit network.
February 26, 2019Citizens Budget Commission President Andrew Rein issued this statement on the 10-Point Plan to Transform and Fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA):
March 15, 2017The MTA's modified financial plan include 5 noteworthy changes which have the combined impact of slightly worsening the agency’s fiscal outlook.
April 05, 2019The NYS Adopted FY 2020 Budget directs three revenue sources to support the MTA. This blog clarifies what the revenue streams are and how they will flow to the lockbox.
December 12, 2019We ask that the MTA Board work with MTA staff to revise the regulations to not mandate automatic debarment.
Testimony Capital Spending
March 20, 2018NYC's Capital Commitment Plan is unrealistic in its ambition, obscures capital priorities, and discourages accountability for completing capital projects efficiently.
December 18, 2018City officials cannot continue to expect the City can build its way to a solution; making real progress will require implementing operational strategies that alter the use of space and redirect students to facilities with capacity.
Video Capital Spending
May 09, 2012Director of City Studies Maria Doulis opines on Comptroller's Liu's proposal to borrow money today to accelerate capital investment.