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SECTION 451
Definitions
Transportation (TRA) CHAPTER 61-A, ARTICLE 20
§ 451. Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall
include and mean:

1. "Accelerated capacity and transportation improvements". The
construction, reconstruction, capacity improvement, replacement,
reconditioning and preservation, including the acquisition of real
property and interests therein required or expected to be required in
connection therewith, of state highways and parkways, and bridges
thereon.

2. "Municipality". A city or a county not wholly contained within a
city, a town, village or two or more of the foregoing acting jointly.

3. "Commissioner". The commissioner of transportation of the state of
New York.

4. "Department". The department of transportation of the state of New
York.

5. "Municipal bridge improvements". The construction, reconstruction,
replacement, preservation, enhancement, restoration and improvement,
including the acquisition of real property and interests therein
required or expected to be required in connection therewith, of bridges
not on the state highway system undertaken by a municipality with funds
provided in whole or in part by the Accelerated Capacity and
Transportation Improvements of the Nineties Bond Act pursuant to a
contract between such municipality and the commissioner.

6. "Federal assistance". Funds available, other than by loan, from the
federal government to a municipality, either directly or through
allocation by the state, for any municipal accelerated capacity and
transportation improvements.

7. "Municipal bridge improvements cost". The actual cost of municipal
bridge improvements or the estimated reasonable cost thereof as
determined by the commissioner, whichever is less, plus any direct
incidental costs of such improvements approved by the state comptroller,
and less any federal assistance received or to be received by the state
for such improvements.

8. "New York state content program". Actions taken by the commissioner
in concert with the commissioner of economic development, a municipality
or a contractor to encourage the participation of suppliers and
contractors located within New York state, to the extent permissible
under applicable federal regulations.

9. "Bond proceeds". Moneys received by the state from the sale of
bonds and/or notes sold pursuant to the Accelerated Capacity and
Transportation Improvements of the Nineties Bond Act.