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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.
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.
September 29, 2014On October 1, 2014, the single-ride fare for the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)—the rail system connecting Newark, Harrison, Jersey City, and Hoboken to Midtown and Lower Manhattan—will increase by 25 cents. Many riders will complain, but the simple truth is that the higher fare is a fairer fare.
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 Pensions & Benefits
August 04, 2014Summarizes findings from a GAO report indicating the federal agency administering disability pensions for those workers had not done enough to prevent a repeat of a widespread fraud scheme by LIRR employees uncovered in 2008.
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?
July 16, 2014The CBC Board believes strongly that a well-financed and well-functioning mass transit system is a vital element in the regional economy, and a failure to support and enhance that system can be economically fatal.
Op Ed Transportation
May 04, 2014PATH is the only mass transit system in the nation with no tax subsidy. That should be changed, and responsibility for running PATH should be shifted to New Jersey Transit.
April 23, 2014This report examines the financing arrangements for the PATH transit system operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.