Construction/Transportation Committee News
January 12, 2011
- Better Airports Alliance
Business Council members are invited to an important conference about the future of the New York region’s airports on Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at the JP Morgan Chase Conference Center, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 60th Floor. The Better Airports Alliance is a coalition of New York’s leading businesses, associations and transportation professionals.
- Public Private Partnerships
In a January 10 report, NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that public-private partnerships are potentially a "good option" but financial risks for taxpayers must be addressed. DiNapoli noted there are many additional policy concerns that may be raised by public-private partnership agreements, such as regulatory oversight, workforce impact, and the effect on local communities, which are beyond the scope of the report but require comparable consideration
- Senate/Assembly Committee Assignments Announced
Senator Charles Fuschillo was named Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. In a press release, Senator Fuschillo said “The quality of our highways, roads, bridges and transportation systems is critical to our economy and plays a major role in our quality of life.”
Assemblyman David Gantt was named Chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee. No updated committee information or updates available.