Transportation, Department of

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Agency Web Site: https://www.dot.ny.gov/indexLink to External Website

Mission

It is the mission of the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure its customers – those who live, work and travel in New York State – have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.

The DOT directly maintains and improves the State’s more than 43,000 State highway lane miles and over 7,800 bridges. In addition, the Department partially funds locally-operated transit systems, local government highway and bridge construction, and rail, airport, and canal programs.

Budget Highlights

The Executive Budget recommends nearly $10.2 billion for the Department, an increase of over $1.04 billion from the 2013-14 budget. This year-to-year change primarily reflects increases in transit aid and the on-budget placement of the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), the Marchiselli Program, Suburban Highway Improvement Program (SHIPS) and certain Multi-Modal authorizations.

The Executive Budget includes a workforce of 8,337 FTEs for the Department, the same level that was included in the 2013-14 Budget.

Major budget actions include:

  • New York Works Infrastructure Investment. The Executive Budget implements the second year of a two-year transportation program providing over $3.4 billion to DOT, including funding for capital improvement of highways, bridges, rail, aviation, non-MTA transit, and DOT facilities. The investments include new State funding under the New York Works program of $155 million to fast-track road improvements and create jobs by accelerating highway and bridge projects into 2014-15; $45 million for essential project engineering; and $25 million to enhance transit, rail and aviation programs.
  • Increased Transit Aid Levels. The Executive Budget proposes $4.9 billion of transit aid appropriations, an increase of almost $158 million over prior year levels. The MTA appropriations total over $4.4 billion, an increase of over $149 million. This includes General Fund support of approximately $309 million to offset the revenue impact of the recent payroll tax reform on the MTA’s 2014 fiscal year. Other systems in the downstate region will receive $290 million, an increase of over $5 million. Upstate transit systems will receive nearly $178 million, an increase of over $2 million.
  • Transit Debt Service Payment. The Executive Budget transfers $40 million from the Mass Transportation Operating Assistance (MTOA) account to pay debt service on bonds previously issued for the MTA capital program.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Briefing Book – Transportation (PDF)

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
2013-14
Appropriations
Recommended
2014-15
Change From
2013-14
Reappropriations
Recommended
2014-15
State Operations 36,032,000 33,107,000 (2,925,000) 63,701,000
Aid To Localities 4,847,326,700 5,007,880,700 160,554,000 230,933,000
Capital Projects 4,229,385,000 5,117,591,000 888,206,000 13,784,804,000
Total 9,112,743,700 10,158,578,700 1,045,835,000 14,079,438,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program 2013-14
Estimated FTEs
03/31/14
2014-15
Estimated FTEs
03/31/15
FTE Change
Design and Construction
Capital Projects Funds - Other 2,536 2,536 0
New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
Special Revenue Funds - Other 53 53 0
Non-Federally Aided Highway Capital Projects - Administration
Capital Projects Funds - Other 418 418 0
Office of Passenger and Freight Transportation Program
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 73 73 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 94 44 (50)
Capital Projects Funds - Other 91 141 50
Planning and Program Management
Capital Projects Funds - Other 514 514 0
Preventive Maintenance
Capital Projects Funds - Other 4,398 4,398 0
Real Estate
Capital Projects Funds - Other 160 160 0
Total 8,337 8,337 0

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014

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