Director of Civic Analytics in Crain’s New York


Crain’s New York Business article, “Too Much of a Free Ride?”, mentions Director of Civic Analytics, Constantine Kontokosta:

To make the system fairer, then, officials should undertake more detailed cost-benefit analyses, to let the public know just how much landlords stand to gain....Once people know the facts, Kontokosta said, they might push to change the way subways are paid for, so those who use them more will essentially shell out more for the privilege. ‘Let's quantify the net benefit of the subway,’ he said. ‘Once we do that, we can come up with a way to pay back into the system to account for that benefit. It would allow us to answer questions like “Where does a city find funds to make infrastructure projects possible?” and “Who should bear the burden for them?”

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