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January 12, 2011

  1. 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.

  2. 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
  3. 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.