Upcoming Events

2018 Legislative Conference

January 29-31
Desmond Hotel
Albany, NY  (Albany County)

 
52nd Annual County Finance School

May 2 – 4, 2018
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
Syracuse, NY (Onondaga County)

 
2018 Fall Seminar

September 24 - 26
Hyatt Hotel
Rochester, NY (Monroe County)

Transportation & Infrastructure

Locally-owned roads and bridges account for 87 percent of New York State’s 110,000 miles of roadways and 50 percent of the state’s 18,000 bridges. These locally owned and aging roads and bridges are deteriorating at a rapid rate as counties struggle to find adequate funding for their maintenance and replacement. 

The ability for counties to create and maintain a safe and efficient infrastructure is necessary for trade, economic development and revitalization, job creation and retention, schools, agriculture, businesses, health and hospital facilities and emergency responders, as well as the general traveling public.  This is why increased federal and state funding for local transportation needs is so vital, and why this issue has remained one of NYSAC's priorities. 

NYSAC White Papers and Reports 

Recent Resolutions

February 2017

  1. Resolution Commending Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Legislators on Adopting a Transportation Capital Plan and Urging a Continued and Increasing Commitment to Assisting Counties in Maintaining Their Local Infrastructure
  2. Resolution Commending Governor Cuomo and State Legislators on Record Airport Funding Measures and Urging Certain Programs Be Made Permanent
  3. Resolution Calling on the President and Members of the New York State Congressional Delegation to Direct Infrastructure Stimulus Investments to Counties and Local Governments

September 2016

  1. Resolution Commending Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Legislators on
    Adopting a Transportation Capital Plan and Urging a Continued
    Commitment to Assisting Counties in Maintaining Their Local
    Infrastructure
  2. Resolution Urging New York State to Maximize Local Decision-Making in
    the Project Evaluation and Selection Process for Bridge NY
  3. Resolution Commending Governor Cuomo and State Legislators on Airport
    Funding Measures and Urging Certain Programs Be Made Permanent
  4. Resolution Urging NY State Department of Environmental Conservation to
    Modify Its Proposed Part 360 Solid Waste Management Regulations to
    Address Highway Construction Impacts

February 2016 

  1. Resolution Calling on the State of New York to Restore Funding Parity Between the Capital Plans of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the NY State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
  2. Resolution Urging Enhanced State Investment in Airports to Promote Economic Development and Job Creation
  3. Resolution Urging the Governor and the Legislature to allocate the local portions of the proposed transportation funding through the existing CHIPs formula

September 2015

  1. Resolution Urging the Members of the New York State Congressional Delegation to Secure Adequate Federal Highway Funding for Locally-Owned Roads, Bridges and Culverts in a Multi-Year Spending Plan  
  2. Resolution Calling on the State of New York to Provide Adequate Funding to Counties to Allow Them to Properly Maintain Their Infrastructure  


Standing Committee Members

Jean Raymond, Saratoga, Chair
Shawn Doyle, Oswego, Vice-Chair 
NYSAC Staff Contact: Mark LaVigne
To join this committee, complete and return the Standing Committee Nomination form.
 
Paul Collins Chemung County
Dennis Davis Oneida County
Jerry Davis Wyoming County
Ross Dubarry Warren County
Dwight Fanton Allegany County
Bruce Geiger, Ex-Officio  
Don Higgins Livingston County
Cindy Kaleh Monroe County
Margaret Kastler Oswego County
Terrence Rice Monroe County
Daryl Rogers Wyoming County
Mark Schuster Livingston County
Mary Jane Shimsky Westchester County
Vincent Spagnoletti Steuben County
Jeffrey Tennyson Warren County
William Wright Ontario County