Bill S4716-2013

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

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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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S4716

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 SPECIFIC 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 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) 2011/2012 - S1014 - Died Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

The authority is instructed to take all necessary means to make up for the revenue loss form removing the Yonkers Toll Plaza.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4716 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 19, 2013 ___________
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.

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