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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.
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.
August 21, 2017What the State should do to ensure its transportation investment is well-targeted and strategic.
March 25, 2015This report examines the MTA’s current fiscal challenges and identifies options for funding its capital investment needs for the next five years.
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.
December 16, 2015This policy brief considers the implications of a recession for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) current financial plan.
December 12, 2019We ask that the MTA Board work with MTA staff to revise the regulations to not mandate automatic debarment.
November 25, 2019CBC’s longstanding position is that MTA capital investments must first emphasize state of good repair and routine replacement before projects to expand the system or provide enhanced amenities.
November 12, 2019The plan’s sheer size renders it impossible to determine what investments should and will happen in the next five years
Report Public Workforce
April 30, 2019The MTA's fiscal outlook is dire, and improving it requires a multipronged approach. Paramount in the effort is slowing the growth of labor costs.
Testimony Capital Spending
May 18, 2015The Mayor's Ten-Year Capital Strategy totals $83.8 billion- a $30 billion increase from the prior plan. CBC has two main concerns about the Strategy: there is insufficient information available to judge the investments, and the investments will add to the City’s high debt burden.
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.
May 06, 2012This brief examines the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) large-scale refunding of outstanding
debt. It focuses on a refunding that saves money and spreads debt service costs fairly over time and does not juggle the timing of debt service costs in a manner places unfair costs on riders and taxpayers in the more
October 09, 2012This report builds upon previous research on the issue of how to finance the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, particularly its mass transit services. It updates and revises the findings and recommendations of a 2006 report and seeks to provide guidelines for future budget decisions.
August 25, 2015This policy brief suggests alternatives for taxes on services regulated by New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission as a potential source of filling the gap in the MTA's proposed 2015-2019 capital plan.
Report Capital Spending
December 06, 2013This report reviews capital planning and spending during Mayor Bloomberg’s tenure in order to suggest principles that can guide the development of a new long-term capital plan and financing strategy.
Letter Capital Spending
November 11, 2019The CBC recommends that the Governor sign A4880/S1673, which would improve capital planning for transportation infrastructure in New York State.
February 20, 2019We write to ask that the State Senate conduct confirmation processes for appointees to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) through public hearings.