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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.
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
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.
Report Capital Spending
February 16, 2017Despite an increase in transparency and accountability, the updated plan remains deficient in three important ways.
December 20, 2017Part 1 of our analysis reviews NYCHA's capital needs and spending patterns over the last 5 years.
Video State Budget
March 03, 2017CBC's Director of State Studies David Friedfel appeared on Capital Tonight to discuss the CBC's recommendations on the New York State Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2018.
August 21, 2017What the State should do to ensure its transportation investment is well-targeted and strategic.
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.
November 27, 2017There are unanswered questions about the MTA's 2018 budget and $1.5 billion Subway Action Plan.
Op Ed Transportation
December 19, 2017At next month’s State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to unveil a congestion-pricing proposal that would generate a dedicated funding stream for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Special Feature Housing
August 08, 2017Interactive map plots the location of each housing development created or preserved under NYC’s Housing New York plan.
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.
May 24, 2017CBC offers two recommendations for improving the school planning and siting process: maximize use of existing capacity, and target new capacity to areas with the highest need.
December 11, 2014CBC Breakfast with City Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod in December 2014.
January 17, 2017CBC's take on the MTA-TWU deal negotiated in January 2017.
January 23, 2017The MTA Board should continue the policy of regular and predictable fare increases.
June 30, 2017City documents offer few details on how the new funding will be used to enhance different levels of affordability.
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.
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.
Report Capital Spending
May 23, 2017The Ten-Year Capital Strategy has shortcomings that undermine the public’s ability to hold leaders accountable as good stewards of the City’s infrastructure and capital dollars.