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Op Ed Transportation
November 18, 2014Nearly six of every 10 of the 3.7 million people entering New York’s central business district each weekday rely on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s commuter rails, subways and buses.
Video Capital Spending
November 12, 2014Video of a panel discussion examining the hindrances of NY's procurement rules and detailing how alternative" service delivery methodologies contributed to the success of both public and private projects in NY.
September 28, 2014Two major challenges face the New York State Department of Transportation: undertaking a comprehensive needs assessment and identifying resources needed to implement a capital plan.
Blog City Budget
September 21, 2014Three entities govern New York City's water and sewer system: the Department of Environmental Protection operates and maintains the system; the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority (WFA) borrows to finance capital investments; and the Water Board sets rates for customers to meet financing needs. Learn more.
Op Ed Capital Spending
July 23, 2014New York State will soon receive more than $4 billion in settlements from large financial institutions. It is an unprecedented windfall and it is generating discussion about what to do with the money.
Blog Capital Spending
July 22, 2014How far has the Port Authority come on improving its budget process, long-term financial viability, and accountability to the public?
April 22, 2014Experts discuss how to reform the Port Authority.
Op Ed Economic Development
January 26, 2014The start of the new administration offers an important opportunity to review the city's economic development practices and assure that they foster growth by making business incentives more cost-effective and transparent.
Report State Budget
April 03, 2006New York State’s extensive reliance on authorities has given rise to four significant problems: 1) Misuse of the power to incur debt; 2) Insufficient oversight and coordination of project revenue backed and private conduit borrowing; 3) Insufficient reporting to support accountability; and 4) Insufficient independence in governance. Each problem is explained more fully in this report, along with five strategies to address them.