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January 12, 2011

  1. Committee Schedule

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The first meeting of The Business Council’s Construction and Transportation Committee is Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at 12 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany, NY. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss labor related legislation, state budget and other business.

    Mid-March, Albany, NY. Infrastructure 2011 and Beyond.

    April. The Committee is hitting the road for “Transportation in Your Town” regional meetings in Buffalo, Syracuse and New York City. Key issues include high speed rail, labor law 240-241 reform and the regulatory environment.

    All members will receive formal invitations and agendas for all committee meetings.

  2. New York State Budget Briefings
    The Business Council has scheduled a series of regional budget/session briefings for member companies. These sessions will feature an analysis of the FY 2012 Executive Budget and key legislative issues for the 2011 session. While there is no fee to attend, please pre-register, registration is required, as space is limited.

  3. 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.

  4. 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
  5. 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.