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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
November 27, 2017There are unanswered questions about the MTA's 2018 budget and $1.5 billion Subway Action Plan.
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.
October 09, 2015The announcement of an agreement for funding the MTA’s 2015-2019 capital plan is an important step in maintaining and enhancing the region’s most vital transportation assets. However, additional steps must be taken.
January 17, 2017CBC's take on the MTA-TWU deal negotiated in January 2017.
May 05, 2015Calls for “the City” to provide more funding should be clear about who is really being asked to foot the bill: New York City taxpayers already provide most of the MTA's revenue through the combination of local, regional, and state taxes.
October 10, 2013CBC offers its perspective on the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” question, “Is there any hope for NYC Transit?”
August 07, 2017Mayor de Blasio’s proposal to raise the top rate on the personal income tax is not an appropriate way to raise funds.
June 30, 2017City documents offer few details on how the new funding will be used to enhance different levels of affordability.
September 18, 2017Following the release of data on fiscal year 2017 fourth quarter housing starts, the CBC has updated its map of housing developments created or preserved under New York City’s Housing New York Plan.
Statement City Budget
November 21, 2017We await January's plan to indicate how the Administration intends to address potential storm clouds on the horizon and to fund new initiatives the Mayor has discussed.
March 18, 2015Discusses another, arguably fairer, revenue-raising strategy for the MTA
June 26, 2017Joe Lhota returns as Chairman of the MTA. Much has occurred since Lhota last chaired the MTA, and the following charts illustrate the agency’s current plight.
March 09, 2017Do the State's transportation and transit investments really achieve "parity" between the DOT and the MTA? They don't -- and they shouldn't.
July 20, 2017Is the enhancement of 32 stations at a cost of nearly $1 billion worth the trade-off against other capital needs?
November 03, 2015Why delaying plans for the second phase of the Second Avenue subway is sensible.
Blog City Budget
January 23, 2017The big questions surrounding the release of the FY2018 Preliminary Budget and Ten-Year Capital Strategy
Blog Capital Spending
May 21, 2013Reviews the $54 billion Ten-Year Capital Strategy; the next mayor will have to make difficult trade-offs between competing priorities while ensuring the city’s debt does not become unaffordable.
Blog State Budget
May 08, 2013Reviews NYS Enacted Budget for FY2014- $1.8 billion in annual spending by the final year of the financial plan were paid for with tax increases, non-recurring resources, and boosted revenue forecasts.