Speaker Carl Heastie, Transportation Committee Chair William B. Magnarelli, and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Chair Amy Paulin today announced that the Assembly State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget will invest $14 billion in the state’s transportation network, including a $436 million increase in funding for the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) five year capital plan for a total of $33.2, and $6.17 billion in transit assistance to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). These investments in our transportation infrastructure are also investments in our economy and will provide jobs for hardworking New Yorkers.
“New York has one of the hardest working transportation networks in the world that millions of people depend on to go abouttheir everyday lives,” said Speaker Heastie. “The funding in the Assembly Budget makes investments to repair our aging roads and bridges, and provides critical funding for public transportation throughout the state to keep New Yorkers moving forward.”
“Transportation networks throughout New York are in desperate need of maintenance, from upstate and downstate public transportation to aging roads and bridges,” said Assemblymember Magnarelli. “Our budget makes critical investments in repairing crumbling infrastructure while also investing in our economy by providing jobs to hardworking New Yorkers.”
“The investments in this transportation budget make needed improvements to ensure that New Yorkers and visitors can get where they need to be safely and efficiently,” said Assemblymember Paulin. “These investments will not only improve the transportation experience, they’ll bolster our economy and help hardworking New Yorkers.”
The Assembly budget includes necessary funding for the MTA as well as other transit systems throughout New York. Included in the Assembly spending plan is $6.17 billion for the MTA, an increase of $993 million from last year.
The Assembly also provides $315.2 million for upstate transit operating assistance, an increase of $54.6 million above the executive proposal, as part of an Assembly initiative to increase upstate transit by $100 million over the next five years. Support for upstate transit systems also includes $3.3 million for the Capital District Transportation Authority’s (CDTA) expansion to Montgomery County, a $1 million increase over the executive plan.
Communities across the state continue to struggle with aging infrastructure and transportation networks in need of upkeep and repairs. The Assembly spending plan provides funding to municipalities to maintain their roads and bridges and makes critical investments in other modes of transportation, as well as investing in our economy and job creation. These investments include:
- $538.1 million for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs);
- $100 million for extreme winter weather recovery;
- $89.8 million for freight and passenger rail projects;
- $200 million for Bridge NY;
- $150 million for Pave NY;
- $179.5 million in non-MTA transit capital funding, a $20 million increase above theexecutive proposal;
- $150 million for the airport revitalization competition, which would expand the program’s eligibility to airports in counties and cities with a population of less than two million people;
- $100 million for a new Pave Our Potholes local program;
- $39.7 million for the Marchiselli Program, which provides a local match to federal funds for local highway and bridge capital projects; and
- $200 million for state touring routes, an increase of $100 million above the executive proposal.