Bill Text: NY S01673 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to a state transportation plan; requires such plan include a minimum twenty-year forecast period at the time of adoption, assessing long-range needs spanning such period, including a forecast of highway pavement and bridge conditions; and requires the commissioner of transportation to submit a report to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, and the speaker of the assembly, beginning September first, two thousand nineteen and semi-annually thereafter, a list of those capital projects in the department's capital program that have experienced major schedule changes or major cost changes in letting schedule or construction cost.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-11 - SUBSTITUTED BY A4880 [S01673 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01673-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1673
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to a state transpor-
          tation plan
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  15  of  the transportation law, subdivision 2 as
     2  amended by chapter 524 of the laws of 2005 and subdivision 3 as  amended
     3  by chapter 1064 of the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
     4    § 15. Comprehensive  statewide  master plan for transportation. 1. The
     5  department shall formulate [and from time to time revise]  a  long-range
     6  comprehensive  statewide  master  plan  for the balanced development and
     7  coordination of adequate, safe and efficient commuter and general trans-
     8  portation facilities and services in the state at reasonable cost to the
     9  people, including, but not limited to, state and local highways,  bridg-
    10  es,  rapid  transit,  freight  and  passenger railroad, omnibus, marine,
    11  bicycle,  pedestrian  and  other  mass  transportation  facilities   and
    12  services, and public use aviation and airport facilities and services[,]
    13  whether  publicly or privately owned, developed, operated or maintained.
    14  Such plan shall include a minimum twenty-year  forecast  period  at  the
    15  time  of adoption, assess long-range needs spanning such period, include
    16  a forecast of highway pavement and  bridge  conditions,  and  take  into
    17  consideration:
    18    a.  the  most  recent  twenty-year transportation plan adopted by each
    19  metropolitan planning organization within the state pursuant to  subpart
    20  C of part 450 of title 23 of the code of federal regulations; and
    21    b. the most recent long-range statewide transportation plan and state-
    22  wide  transportation improvement program developed by the state pursuant
    23  to subpart B of part 450 of title 23 of the code of federal regulations.
    24    2. The department shall submit such plan to the governor,  the  tempo-
    25  rary  president  of  the  senate, the speaker of the assembly and to the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03763-01-9

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     1  department of state on or  before  September  first,  [nineteen  hundred
     2  sixty-eight,  and  thereafter shall submit appropriate revisions of such
     3  plan] two thousand nineteen. The department shall review and update such
     4  plan at least every five years to extend the forecast period to at least
     5  twenty  years,  provided that the department may revise such plan at any
     6  other time without extending such forecast period. The department  shall
     7  submit all such revised and updated plans to the governor, the temporary
     8  president  of the senate, the speaker of the assembly and to the depart-
     9  ment of state [from time to] at the time [as] such revisions  are  made.
    10  The  department  of  state shall review such plan and such revisions and
    11  shall submit a report thereon, together with such recommendations as  it
    12  may  deem  appropriate,  to the governor, the temporary president of the
    13  senate and the speaker of the assembly. Such  plan  and  such  revisions
    14  shall  become effective upon approval by the governor [and], shall serve
    15  thereafter as a guide to the public and publicly assisted development of
    16  transportation facilities and services in the state, and the  department
    17  shall maintain hard copies of the most recent version of such  plan  and
    18  revisions  thereto  on  file  as  a public document in the office of the
    19  commissioner and at each regional office of the department.
    20    3. In formulating such plan and any such revisions, the department:
    21    a. shall conduct [one or more] at least one public [hearings]  hearing
    22  in each department region;
    23    b.  may  consult  with and cooperate with (i) officials of departments
    24  and agencies of the state having duties and responsibilities  concerning
    25  transportation;
    26    (ii)  officials  and representatives of public corporations as defined
    27  in [article one, section  three  of  the  general  corporation]  section
    28  sixty-five of the general construction law;
    29    (iii)  officials  and  representatives  of  the federal government, of
    30  neighboring states and of  interstate  agencies  on  problems  affecting
    31  transportation in this state;
    32    (iv)  officials  and  representatives  of  carriers and transportation
    33  facilities and systems in the state; and
    34    (v) persons, organizations and groups utilizing, served by, interested
    35  in or concerned with transportation facilities and systems in the state;
    36    c. may request and  receive  from  any  department,  division,  board,
    37  bureau,  commission or other agency of the state or any political subdi-
    38  vision thereof or any public authority such assistance and data  as  may
    39  be  necessary to enable the department to carry out its responsibilities
    40  under this section; and
    41    d. may make use of and  incorporate  in  the  department's  plan,  any
    42  recognized long-range regional plan for transportation, survey or report
    43  developed by any public or private agency.
    44    4.  The  department  shall maintain on its public website the proposed
    45  and adopted long-range  comprehensive  statewide  master  plan  and  all
    46  proposed  and  adopted  revisions  thereto, and shall provide a means on
    47  such website for the public to submit comments thereon  to  the  depart-
    48  ment.
    49    §  2. Subdivision 13 of section 14 of the transportation law, as added
    50  by chapter 420 of the laws of 1968, is amended to read as follows:
    51    13. To report from time to time to the governor  and  make  an  annual
    52  report  to  the  governor  and  the  legislature which shall include its
    53  recommendations. Additionally, the commissioner shall submit a report to
    54  the governor, the temporary president of the senate, and the speaker  of
    55  the assembly, beginning September first, two thousand nineteen and semi-
    56  annually  thereafter,  including a list of those capital projects in the

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     1  department's capital program that have experienced major schedule chang-
     2  es or major cost changes  in  letting  schedule  or  construction  cost,
     3  including  projects  that  were eliminated and projects that were added,
     4  since the adoption of the most recent state budget. For each project the
     5  report  shall include the project identification number and description,
     6  original and revised letting dates, and a detailed  explanation  of  why
     7  the  changes  occurred.  For  the purposes of this subdivision, the term
     8  "major schedule changes" is defined as a twelve-month or more  delay  in
     9  the  letting  date  of  a  project, and the term "major cost changes" is
    10  defined as one of the following as  applicable:  a  greater  than  fifty
    11  percent  change  for  projects  less than one million dollars, a greater
    12  than fifty  percent  change  for  projects  less  than  fifteen  million
    13  dollars,  and  a greater than twenty-five percent change for projects in
    14  excess of fifteen million dollars.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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