Senate Finance Committee Chair John A. DeFrancisco

Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr.

Senate Contact: (518) 455-2264

Assembly Contact: (518) 455-3888

February 25, 2011

2011-2012 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

Monday, February 28 - 9:30 A.M.
Hearing Room B - Legislative Office Building, Albany

Senate Finance Committee Chair John A. DeFrancisco and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr. today announced Joint Legislative Budget Hearings will continue on Monday, February 28 and will focus on Transportation.

Joint legislative hearings will continue through March 3, 2011 and are available for live viewing on the Senate and Assembly websites and the Legislative Channel (available on cable systems throughout the state), but will be preempted when the houses are in session. At the conclusion of the legislative deliberations, live televised coverage of the hearings will resume.

Witnesses scheduled to testify include:

New York State Department of Transportation
Stanley Gee, Exec. Deputy Commissioner
Robert Dennison, Chief Engineer

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Jay Walder, Chairman & CEO

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
David Sampson, Executive Deputy Commissioner

Transport Workers Union Local 100
John Samuelsen, President

New York Public Transit Association
Carm Basile, President
New York State County Highway Superintendent Association
William Dashnaw, President

New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways
Roger Wolfe, President

New York Aviation Management Association
Carl Beardsley, President

Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
Bill Carpenter, COO

Northern Corridor Transportation Group & Business Development Corporation for a Greater Messina
Jason Clark, Chair

American Council of Engineering Companies
Jay Simson, Executive Director

Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Nadine Lemmon, Legislative Advocate

Concerned Citizen
Mike Rinella