senate Bill S3924

Provides for discontinuance of the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge toll plaza in the county of Queens

download pdf

Sponsor

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions

actions

  • 09 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Summary

Provides for the discontinuance by the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority of the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge toll plaza in the county of Queens for the collection of tolls.

do you support this bill?

Bill Details

Versions:
S3924
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Authorities
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S6421
2007-2008: S5203

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3924

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to discontinuing the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge toll
plaza

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Directs the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) and the
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to discontinue the Cross
Bay Veteran's bridge toll plaza.

JUSTIFICATION:
The residents of Rockaway and the surrounding areas, many of whom use
the bridge as a local road to travel to and from work, or to take
their children to school, pay the only intra-borough toll in the MT A
system. Charging a toll on this bridge is the equivalent of charging
a toll to cross Broadway in Manhattan, and residents should not have
to bear this burden. The bridge divides one community board, police
precinct and school district. Residents must pay for the privilege of
daily activities such as shopping, picking up mail at the post
office, going to the hospital or visiting neighbors. Furthermore,
residents have no legitimate travel alternative and the financial
impact on economic development and existing business has been
devastating.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.5203 2007-2008: Referred to Transportation
S.6421 2009-2010: Referred to Corporations, Authorities & Commissions

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The loss of income to the TBTA has been estimated to be approximately
$6.5 million as of 1995, but approximately $4.5 million of that was
expended in toll collection and other expenses. In addition, the
revenue is expected to be less with the advent of EZ Pass.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Thirty days after enactment.

view bill text
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3924

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SMITH  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT  in  relation  to  discontinuing the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial
  Bridge toll plaza

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, the Tribor-
ough bridge and tunnel authority shall discontinue the Cross Bay  Veter-
ans  Memorial  Bridge  toll  plaza  in  the  county  of  Queens  for the
collection of tolls.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00369-01-1

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.