senate Bill S1014

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs the discontinuance of the Yonkers toll plaza on the New York state thruway

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S1014 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9003
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง354-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4287, A5360
2011-2012: A2469

S1014 - Bill Texts

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Directs the New York state thruway authority to discontinue and remove the Yonkers toll plaza on the New York state thruway.

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BILL NUMBER:S1014

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to discontinuing the
Yonkers toll plaza on the New York state thruway

PURPOSE:
To require the state Thruway Authority to remove the Yonkers Toll Plaza.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The public Authorities Law is amended by adding a new section 354-a to
read as follows:
Yonkers Toll Plaza Discontinued. The authority shall discontinue and
remove the Yonkers Toll plaza on the New York state Thruway.

JUSTIFICATION:
The New York state Thruway Authority recently announced that the
Spring valley toll plaza will be discontinued. The stated reason for
removing the plaza was that it caused traffic congestion.
Nearly as many vehicles go through the Yonkers Toll plaza daily. In
addition, the Governor plans to raise certain tolls on the Tappan Zee
Bridge to make up for the loss of revenue from closing the toll plaza
at Spring Valley. Consequently, many Westchester residents are being
forced to pay for the removal of the Spring Valley Plaza. Removing
the Yonkers Toll Plaza will ensure that Westchester residents are not
unfairly disadvantaged and will advance the Thruway Authority's goal
of relieving traffic congestion in the lower Hudson Valley corridor.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009/2010 - S.4287 (Died Transportation)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The authority is instructed to take all necessary means to make up for
the revenue loss from removing the Yonkers Toll plaza.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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

                                  1014

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to discontinuing
  the Yonkers toll plaza on the New York state thruway

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

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 354-a to read as follows:
  S 354-A. YONKERS TOLL PLAZA DISCONTINUED. THE AUTHORITY SHALL  DISCON-
TINUE AND REMOVE THE YONKERS TOLL PLAZA ON THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04035-01-1

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