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:
- New projects (some costs have not yet been released):
- Kew Gardens Interchange ($340M/Region 11)
- Van Wyck Expressway Phase 1 ($240M/Region 11)
- Study I-81 replacement in Syracuse ( Region 3)
- Rt. 198 Scajaquada (Region 5)
- Kosciuszko Bridge Phase 2 (Region 11)
- Rt. 17&32 Woodbury Commons ($115M/Region 8)
- PAVE-NY program continues at $100M, along with CHIPS and Marchiselli at $478M.
- BRIDGE-NY program continues at $100M.
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|
|Right of Way||$67||$67|
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.
|FYE 2018||FYE 2017||Change||% Change|
|Executive Budget||Enacted||FYE18– FYE17||FYE18-FYE17|
|MTA Toll Subsidy||10,300,000||10,300,000||0||-|
|NYC SI Ferry||32,835,300||32,835,300||0||0.00%|