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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.
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.
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.
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.
August 13, 2018The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released its 2019 Preliminary Budget and four-year financial plan last month. Here are three important takeaways.
April 16, 2011A forum discussing the future of the MTA's Capital Plan, with opening remarks by MTA Chair & CEO Jay Walder.
Op Ed Transportation
March 22, 2018While value capture makes sense in theory, any such arrangement should be tailored to specific projects and circumstances - with the agreement of the City.
July 03, 2018Rather than continue as the nation’s largest landlord, NYCHA should transition to an affordable housing steward employing a full range of strategies to preserve the affordability of its units.
Video Economic Development
July 12, 2018Ten economic development bills passed the state legislature, but CBC says the current programs need to be reformed before anything new is added.
Video Economic Development
September 04, 2018There's an ongoing debate over the state's use of taxpayer money for economic development efforts, but a lot of investment happens at the local level, through Industrial Development Agencies.
Press Release Housing
July 03, 2018"Stabilizing the Foundations" is a comprehensive report that details the causes of NYCHA's massive capital needs and presents recommendations that should be adopted to improve tenants' quality of life.
December 12, 2018The New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA's) NYCHA 2.0 plan can help stabilize the system and deserves support.
April 18, 2018The Long Island Rail Road is much more inefficient than Metro-North. Here's why.
June 19, 2018Marisa Lago, Director of the Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Comission, joined the CBC to discuss the U.S. Census, neighborhood revitalization, housing afforability, and resiliency and sustainability.
July 18, 2018Decisions to redirect capital dollars to other priorities and stretch inspection and maintenance cycles contributed to the decline in subway reliability, and challenges lay ahead for plans to purchase 3,600 new subway cars and retrofit 1,200 existing cars.
February 02, 2018The FY 2019 Executive Budget proposed to allow the MTA to create tax increment financing districts in NYC to raise revenue for capital improvements. Though TIFs can play a useful role, the proposal is flawed.
Letter Capital Spending
July 05, 2018With the Capital Commitment Plan now topping $82 billion, it is more important than ever to find ways to reduce costs and speed up project delivery.
December 18, 2018The Metropolitan Transportation Sustainability Advisory Workgroup Report released today provides a sober look at the fiscal and managerial challenges facing the MTA.