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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.
September 16, 2019The MTA should answer three significant questions when it releases the full 2020-2024 Capital Plan.
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.
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.
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.
August 13, 2018The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released its 2019 Preliminary Budget and four-year financial plan last month. Here are three important takeaways.
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.
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.
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.
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 State Budget
October 19, 2018As Governor Cuomo's second term comes to a close, and voters decide whether to give him a third term, the Citizens Budget Commission is looking at how the state has fared over the past eight years.
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