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Transportation Committee Update

Staff Contact: Johnny Evers
February 16, 2017

 

Department of Transportation Aid

The Executive Budget continues the third year of the 2015-16 thru 2019-20 DOT Five-Year Capital Program.

In it, the governor proposes an increase to the 2017-18 DOT capital program from $4.339B to $5.5B.

The $1.16B increase will be funded from a $564M state appropriation and an additional $600M encumbrance that will be funded from using future federal aid (Advance Construction).

AGC gave me the following breakdown. The projects were conformed at my meeting with DOT Commissioner Driscoll. The program will roll out in 3rd quarter. They added more to PAVE-NY to get blacktopping done outside of CHIPS/Marchiselli $.

The 2017-18 DOT Capital Program includes:              

The regional distribution of the additional $1.16B does bring into question if it breaks how DOT funds were to be allocated in the July 19, 2016 Transportation Capital Program Memorandum of Understanding.

2017-18 DOT Capital Program SFY Enacted 16-18 SFY Projected Exec. Budget 17-18
State/Local Construction $2,244 $3,392.5
Engineering/Administration $753 $773
Preventative Maintenance $371 $373
Right of Way $67 $67
Facilities/Equipment $18 $18
Other Federal $25 $25
Rail $76.5 $72
Aviation $21.5 $17
Non-MTA Transit $84.5 $84.5
CHIPS/Marchiselli/Local PAVE-NY $578 $578
Airport Program $0 $0
Local BRIDGE-NY $100 $100
PLAN TOTAL $4,339 $5,500

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The state's MTA appropriation of $4.5B is an increase of $30M. The MTA is currently holding public hearings on the projected $2B Long Island Third Track project. They would have to amend their current capital plan to fund and construct the project.

TRANSIT Aid in Local Government Bill

State transit operating assistance (STOA) in the executive budget (found in the local assistance portion of the budget)

NY Transit Assoc told me that the MTA issue of being $34 M lower is a false one since they are on cash basis and actually will see an increase once adjusted AFTER the budget is adopted.

Also, upstate transit levels are the same at $20M split between the major regional programs (ie CDTA, RTA, NFTA, et al). This is outside of the chart below which is only operating aid.

Line Item

FYE 2018 FYE 2017 Change % Change
Executive Budget Enacted FYE18– FYE17 FYE18-FYE17
DOWNSTATE        
MTA $3,937,435,080 $3,977,107,000 ($39,671,920) -1.00%
MTA Rail 668,019,000 662,946,000 5,073,000 0.77%
MTA Toll Subsidy 10,300,000 10,300,000 0 -
MTA Total 4,615,754,080 4,650,353,000 (34,598,920) -0.74%
Rockland 3,365,900 3,365,900 0 0.00%
NYC SI Ferry 32,835,300 32,835,300 0 0.00%
Westchester 55,112,600 55,112,600 0 0.00%
Nassau 66,657,800 66,657,800 0 0.00%
Suffolk 25,927,400 25,927,400 0 0.00%
NYCDOT 87,747,100 87,747,100 0 0.00%
Formula 31,829,100 31,829,100 0 0.00%
Supplemental 4,312,000 4,312,000 0 0.00%
Non-MTA Total 307,787,200 307,787,200 0 0.00%
Downstate Subtotal 4,923,541,280 4,958,140,200 (34,598,920) -0.70%
UPSTATE        
CDTA 35,725,100 35,725,100 0 0.00%
CNYRTA 32,610,900 32,610,900 0 0.00%
RGRTA 39,596,300 39,596,300 0 0.00%
NFTA 51,436,600 51,436,600 0 0.00%
Formula 39,323,200 39,323,200 0 0.00%
Supplemental 1,960,000 1,960,000 0 0.00%
Upstate Subtotal 200,652,100 200,652,100 0 0.00%
STOA Total $5,124,193,380 $5,158,792,300 ($34,598,920) -0.67%