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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.
August 21, 2017What the State should do to ensure its transportation investment is well-targeted and strategic.
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
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.
Report Capital Spending
February 16, 2017Despite an increase in transparency and accountability, the updated plan remains deficient in three important ways.
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 2017CBC's take on the MTA-TWU deal negotiated in January 2017.
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.
September 27, 2016Reviews the MTA's preliminary 2017 budget and points to risks, including expiring labor contracts and looming OPEB liabilities.
January 23, 2017The MTA Board should continue the policy of regular and predictable fare increases.
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.
Podcast episode Transportation
July 06, 2017This week's data point is $32.5 billion - the value of Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA's) capital plan for 2015 to 2019. Special guest MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber discusses the MTA's capital priorities and how the authority can improve management of its mega-projects.
August 08, 2017System enhancements have often been prioritized over capital improvements of the MTA's infrastructure. The sensible and ambitious turnaround plan should be funded by motorists and increased labor productivity.
Podcast episode Transportation
July 13, 2017This week's data point is 30 days - the period in which MTA New York City Transit will conduct a "top-to-bottom" review to identify changes necessary to improve its performance. CBC's Director of Infrastructure Studies Jamison Dague discusses underinvestment and how resources are being directed in the capital plan with Ben Max and Maria Doulis.
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.