This report analyzes the fiscal condition and outlook at the PANYNJ maritime ports, known as Port Commerce, and recommends strategies to place the business line on a course toward fiscal sustainability.
HHC's fiscal condition is troubled and should be a top priority for State and local leadership. In FY 2013, HHC ran a deficit of $668 million, and the gap is expected to worsen to $1.7 billion by FY 2018.
This policy brief analyzes HHC's current financial plan and highlights four major challenges:
Designing and implementing expenditure controls;
Effectively managing MetroPlus;
Adequately financing care for the uninsured; and,
Creating a rational financial relationship with the City.
The study analyzes the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed capital plan for 2015-2019 and recommends that its priorities be adjusted before the plan is approved by the State’s Capital Program Review Board. The plan calls for $32 billion in investments over the next five years.
This policy brief analyzes the proposed Smart Schools Bond Act -a bond referendum that will be on the ballot on November 4- and urges New Yorkers to vote "No" for three reasons: the State is approaching its debt cap; capital investment in technology devices is unlikely to yield lasting benefits; and no needs assessment has been done to weigh investment in school technology against other pressing unfunded infrastructure investments.
With a new mayoral administration, a new sanitation commissioner, and an expired contract with municipal sanitation workers, now is the time to change how New York City collects trash. New York City would save about $300 million annually by redesigning waste collection policies.
The third in a series on affordable housing in New York City, this policy brief considers combined housing and transportation costs relative to income for a variety of housing types. It finds that New York City is generally affordable for moderate- and middle-income households. Affordability for low-income households, however, remains a challenge.
The second in a series on affordable housing in New York City, this policy brief explores how low transportation costs and high income make New York City relatively affordable when compared to other large cities in the United States.
This report examines the financing arrangements for the PATH transit system operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The report provides background information on the PATH system, describes its current financing sources and need for sizable cross-subsidies from other PANYNJ business lines, and recommends new policits to reduce the need for such cross-subsidies.