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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S403
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S403 - Details
S403 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S403 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to computing the service payment paid to certain public transportation systems PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To update the State Transportation Operating Assistance (STOA) program as it relates to state support of bus authorities (not including the MTA) to provide incentives for more efficient use of public funds and better service to those who ride public buses. This legislation is designed to provide a model for the operation of all transportation authorities by ensuring optimal service and low fares to the rider while maximizing the use of state funds. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation will enact an updated method for the distribution of state funding to the non-MTA bus authorities. The new formula will be performance based in that it will encourage public bus systems to meet certain standards when providing public bus service to its riders. However, to ensure that no authority is penalized or treated unfairly, the new formula will take into account the need for supplemental or discretionary aid as well as a consistent level of base aid for all authorities.
S403 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 403 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to computing the service payment paid to certain public transportation systems THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 18-b of the transportation law, as added by chapter 56 of the laws of 1975, paragraph (iv) as added by chapter 791 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows: 3. [The] A. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE quarterly service payment made to any public transportation system shall not be greater than a sum computed in one of the following manners: (i) In the case of commuter rail, by adding the certified number of commuter rail passengers multiplied by two cents per passenger and the certified number of commuter rail vehicle or car miles multiplied by twenty-five cents per vehicle or car mile. (ii) In the case of subway or rapid transit, by adding the certified number of subway or rapid transit passengers multiplied by two cents per passenger and the certified numbers of subway or rapid transit vehicle or car miles multiplied by eight cents per vehicle or car mile. (iii) In the case of bus lines, by adding the certified number of bus passengers multiplied by two cents per passenger and the certified number of bus miles multiplied by seven cents per bus mile. For the purposes of computing quarterly service payments only mileage accumu- lated in revenue service shall be used. [Whenever] EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION, WHENEVER it is determined by the commissioner that the amount of money appropriated for service payments is less than the total amount of money for which all public transporta- tion systems are eligible, the commissioner may establish on a quarterly EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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