Bill Text: NY A02677 | 2023-2024 | General Assembly | Amended

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.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 45-6)

Status: (Engrossed) 2024-01-31 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [A02677 Detail]

Download: New_York-2023-A02677-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 26, 2023

        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ROZIC, BARRETT, BRONSON, FAHY, HUNTER, JOYNER,
          BRABENEC,  PALMESANO,  RA, WALSH, JACOBSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
          of A. COOK, GLICK, HEVESI, HYNDMAN, THIELE -- read once  and  referred
          to  the  Committee  on  Transportation  --  committee discharged, bill
          amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-

        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 highways[,] and bridges
    10  under the jurisdiction  of  the  commissioner;  bicycle  and  pedestrian
    11  facilities  on  such  state highways and bridges; rapid transit, freight
    12  and passenger railroad, omnibus, marine and  other  mass  transportation
    13  facilities  and services[,] but excluding rapid transit, railroad, omni-
    14  bus, marine and other mass transportation facilities and services  under
    15  the  jurisdiction  of  the  metropolitan transportation authority or its
    16  subsidiaries or of a bi-state public benefit corporation; and public use

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  aviation and airport facilities  and  services[,]  whether  publicly  or
     2  privately  owned,  developed, operated or maintained, excluding airports
     3  operated by a bi-state public benefit  corporation.    Such  plan  shall
     4  include  a  minimum twenty-year forecast period at the time of adoption,
     5  assess long-range needs spanning such  period,  include  a  forecast  of
     6  pavement  and  bridge conditions of state highways and bridges under the
     7  jurisdiction of the commissioner, and take into consideration:
     8    a. the most recent twenty-year transportation  plan  adopted  by  each
     9  metropolitan  planning organization within the state pursuant to subpart
    10  C of part 450 of title 23 of the code of federal regulations; and
    11    b. the most recent long-range statewide transportation plan and state-
    12  wide transportation improvement program developed by the state  pursuant
    13  to subpart B of part 450 of title 23 of the code of federal regulations.
    14    2.  The  department shall submit such plan to the governor, the tempo-
    15  rary president of the senate, the speaker of the  assembly  and  to  the
    16  department  of  state  on  or  before September first, [nineteen hundred
    17  sixty-eight, and thereafter shall submit appropriate revisions  of  such
    18  plan]  two  thousand twenty-four. The department shall review and update
    19  such plan at least every five years to extend the forecast period to  at
    20  least twenty years, provided that the department may revise such plan at
    21  any  other  time  without extending such forecast period. The department
    22  shall submit all such revised and updated plans  to  the  governor,  the
    23  temporary  president  of  the senate, the speaker of the assembly and to
    24  the department of state [from time to] at the time [as]  such  revisions
    25  are  made.  The  department  of  state  shall  review such plan and such
    26  revisions and shall submit a report thereon, together with  such  recom-
    27  mendations  as  it  may deem appropriate, to the governor, the temporary
    28  president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Such  plan  and
    29  such  revisions  shall  become  effective  upon approval by the governor
    30  [and], shall serve thereafter as a guide  to  the  public  and  publicly
    31  assisted  development  of  transportation facilities and services in the
    32  state, and the  department shall maintain hard copies of the most recent
    33  version of such plan and revisions thereto on file as a public  document
    34  in  the  office  of  the commissioner and at each regional office of the
    35  department.
    36    3. In formulating such plan and any such revisions, the department:
    37    a. shall conduct [one or more] at least one public [hearings]  hearing
    38  in each department region;
    39    b.  may  consult  with and cooperate with (i) officials of departments
    40  and agencies of the state having duties and responsibilities  concerning
    41  transportation;
    42    (ii)  officials  and representatives of public corporations as defined
    43  in [article one, section  three  of  the  general  corporation]  section
    44  sixty-five of the general construction law;
    45    (iii)  officials  and  representatives  of  the federal government, of
    46  neighboring states and of  interstate  agencies  on  problems  affecting
    47  transportation in this state;
    48    (iv)  officials  and  representatives  of  carriers and transportation
    49  facilities and systems in the state; and
    50    (v) persons, organizations and groups utilizing, served by, interested
    51  in or concerned with transportation facilities and systems in the state;
    52    c. may request and  receive  from  any  department,  division,  board,
    53  bureau,  commission or other agency of the state or any political subdi-
    54  vision thereof or any public authority such assistance and data  as  may
    55  be  necessary to enable the department to carry out its responsibilities
    56  under this section; and

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     1    d. may make use of and  incorporate  in  the  department's  plan,  any
     2  recognized long-range regional plan for transportation, survey or report
     3  developed by any public or private agency.
     4    4.  The  department  shall maintain on its public website the proposed
     5  and adopted long-range  comprehensive  statewide  master  plan  and  all
     6  proposed  and  adopted  revisions  thereto, and shall provide a means on
     7  such website for the public to submit comments thereon  to  the  depart-
     8  ment.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.