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September 16, 2019The MTA should answer three significant questions when it releases the full 2020-2024 Capital Plan.
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):
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.
Press Release Transportation
August 08, 2019Seventeen groups call on MTA Capital Program Review Board to follow open meetings law.
Blog Capital Spending
June 07, 2019Like most other spending decisions, capital spending is best decided during budget negotiations.
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.
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.
Blog City Budget
February 24, 2016Mayor Bill de Blasio's FY2017 budget proposal increased city-funded spending by $2.7 billion and included a Citywide Savings Program, or CSP, it was small relative to the size of the budget and savings programs of past years and insufficient to meaningfully offset the cost of new initiatives or to boost reserves.
Blog Economic Development
December 06, 2016After 5 years, CBC reviews regional job creation results by industry, and the lackluster results suggest it is time to rethink the strategic plans of the REDCs.
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.
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 02, 2019CBC urges the MTA to reconsider the proposed rule regarding five-year debarment of contractors.
August 21, 2019Labor negotiations are heating up between the MTA and its largest union, the TWU.
August 18, 2019Transparency of outer borough transit account and MTA Capital Program “Set-Aside” funds
Blog State Budget
March 21, 2016Why reauthorizing a rational funding plan for the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) to raise tuition makes sense.
Letter City Budget
March 26, 2019CBC's proposal to focus the Borough President capital budget role on identifying needs and providing recommendations.
September 27, 2016Reviews the MTA's preliminary 2017 budget and points to risks, including expiring labor contracts and looming OPEB liabilities.
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.