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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.
September 16, 2019The MTA should answer three significant questions when it releases the full 2020-2024 Capital Plan.
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.
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):
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.
Press Release Transportation
August 08, 2019Seventeen groups call on MTA Capital Program Review Board to follow open meetings law.
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
Report Public Workforce
April 30, 2019The MTA's fiscal outlook is dire, and improving it requires a multipronged approach. Paramount in the effort is slowing the growth of labor costs.
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.
September 03, 2009Testimony of CBC President Carol Kellermann to the New York State Senate Finance Committee regarding the critical challenges that will face the MTA in the coming years, including balancing the MTA's operating budget, financing new capital investments, and planning and implementing capital projects.
Special Feature Transportation
August 31, 2019Explore the MTA Financial Plan with our Dashboard - Updated August 2019
August 07, 2019The MTA's 2020 Preliminary Budget and four-year financial plan reveals an alarming fiscal outlook.
Letter Capital Spending
November 11, 2019The CBC recommends that the Governor sign A4880/S1673, which would improve capital planning for transportation infrastructure in New York State.
November 14, 2019Statement by CBC President Andrew S. Rein on the MTA 2020 Final Proposed Budget and November 2020-2023 Financial Plan.
February 20, 2019We write to ask that the State Senate conduct confirmation processes for appointees to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) through public hearings.
August 18, 2019Transparency of outer borough transit account and MTA Capital Program “Set-Aside” funds
June 27, 2006In order for New York to maintain a strong and vibrant economy, its transportation system has to be kept up to par and expanded to meet future needs. This report examines the two problems and suggests alternative financing policies for the MTA that would balance its operating budget and provide sufficient capital to accelerate the pace at which its facilities are brought to a state of good repair.