CHAPTER 242a
CONNECTICUT TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY BOARD

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Sec. 13b-57d. Definitions.
Sec. 13b-57e. Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board established. Membership.
Sec. 13b-57f. Transportation investment areas created.
Sec. 13b-57g. Transportation strategy. Development. Revisions. Report.
Sec. 13b-57h. Approval of Transportation Strategy Board principles. Use of funds from Transportation Strategy Board account. Use of other state and federal funds. Projects to be completed.
Sec. 13b-57i. Performance reports on TSB projects requiring accompanying economic development plans.
Sec. 13b-57j. Analysis of effects of initial strategy. Analysis to accompany recommended updates or revisions to TSB projects or to strategy.
Sec. 13b-57k. Commissioner of Transportation to submit annual report re non-TSB projects.
Sec. 13b-57l. Commisioner of Transportation to submit TSB projects, updates and revisions to metropolitan planning organizations.
Sec. 13b-57m. Purpose for funding transportation-related projects.
Secs. 13b-57n and 13b-57o. Definitions. Authorization for bonds and bond anticipation notes; authorized funding amounts.
Sec. 13b-57p. Prioritization of projects and purposes. Submission of priorities to board. Revision of annual financing plan. Requirements for submission of board recommendations.
Sec. 13b-57q. Annual financing plan for TSB projects. Five-year financing plan.
Sec. 13b-57r. Transportation Strategy Board projects account. Moneys to be deposited into the account.
Sec. 13b-57s. Expenditure from Transportation Strategy Board projects account for demand responsive transportation program.
Sec. 13b-57t. Expenditures from Transportation Strategy Board projects account for the New Haven Line revitalization program.

      Sec. 13b-57d. Definitions. (a) As used in subsection (e) of section 13b-11a, this section and sections 13b-57e to 13b-57k, inclusive, 13b-212d and 14-270e:

      (1) "Board" means the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board;

      (2) "Department" means the Department of Transportation;

      (3) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Transportation;

      (4) "Strategy" means the transportation projects and supporting documentation contained in the report submitted by the board in accordance with section 13b-57g, and any updates or revisions to such transportation projects;

      (5) "TIA corridor plan" means a twenty-year strategic plan for transportation in a corridor and any updates or other revisions to such plan;

      (6) "Transportation project" means any planning, capital or operating project with regard to transportation undertaken by the state, provided nothing contained in sections 13b-57d to 13b-57g, inclusive, shall be deemed to authorize the board to undertake any project other than strategic planning;

      (7) "Local planning agency" means a metropolitan planning organization, as provided in 23 USC 134, a regional planning agency, as provided in section 8-31a, a regional council of elected officials, as defined in subdivision (2) of section 4-124i or a council, as defined in subsection (f) of section 4-124c;

      (8) "TIA" means transportation investment area;

      (9) "Coastal corridor" and "coastal corridor TIA" means the following towns and the roads, highways, bridges, waterways, ports and airports in such towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Branford, Bridgeport, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, New Milford, Newtown, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Thomaston, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, Watertown, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, Wolcott, Woodbridge and Woodbury;

      (10) "I-84 corridor" and "I-84 TIA" means the following towns and the roads, highways, bridges, waterways, ports and airports in such towns: Andover, Ansonia, Avon, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brookfield, Burlington, Canaan, Canton, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Derby, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Goshen, Granby, Hartford, Hartland, Harwinton, Hebron, Kent, Litchfield, Manchester, Marlborough, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newington, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Oxford, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Rocky Hill, Roxbury, Salisbury, Seymour, Sharon, Shelton, Sherman, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southbury, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Thomaston, Tolland, Torrington, Union, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Winchester, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Wolcott and Woodbury;

      (11) "I-91 corridor" and "I-91 TIA" means the following towns and the roads, highways, bridges, waterways, ports and airports in such towns: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bethany, Bloomfield, Bolton, Branford, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hartford, Hebron, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Manchester, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Newington, North Branford, North Haven, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Plainville, Plymouth, Portland, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, Wallingford, West Hartford, West Haven, Westbrook, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks and Woodbridge;

      (12) "I-395 corridor" and "I-395 TIA" means the following towns and the roads, highways, bridges, waterways, ports and airports in such towns: Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, East Lyme, Eastford, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Stafford, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham and Woodstock;

      (13) "Southeast corridor" and "Southeast corridor TIA" means the following towns and the roads, highways, bridges, waterways, ports and airports in such towns: Bozrah, Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Lyme, Essex, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Killingworth, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford and Westbrook; and

      (14) "Modal" means a mode of transportation, and "multimodal" means two or more modes of transportation.

      (b) As used in this subsection and sections 13b-57h to 13b-57k, inclusive, 13b-212d and 14-270e:

      (1) "TSB project" means any planning, capital or operating project recommended by the board in its strategy;

      (2) "Economic development plan" means a comprehensive plan describing (A) existing economic development projects, and (B) proposed economic development projects for which a letter of commitment has been issued by the Department of Economic and Community Development; and

      (3) "Economic development project" means any project, as defined in subsection (d) of section 32-23d, which is to be used or occupied by any person for (A) manufacturing, industrial, research, office or product warehousing or distribution purposes or hydroponic or aquaponic food production purposes and which the authority determines will tend to maintain or provide gainful employment, maintain or increase the tax base of the economy, or maintain, expand or diversify industry in the state, or (B) controlling, abating, preventing or disposing land, water, air or other environmental pollution, including without limitation thermal, radiation, sewage, wastewater, solid waste, toxic waste, noise or particulate pollution, except resources recovery facilities, as defined in section 22a-219a, used for the principal purpose of processing municipal solid waste and which are not expansions or additions to resources recovery facilities operating on July 1, 1990, or (C) the conservation of energy or the utilization of cogeneration technology or solar, wind, hydro, biomass or other renewable sources to produce energy for any industrial or commercial application, or (D) any other purpose which the authority determines will materially contribute to the economic base of the state by creating or retaining jobs, promoting the export of products or services beyond state boundaries, encouraging innovation in products or services, or otherwise contributing to, supporting or enhancing existing activities that are important to the economic base of the state.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5, S. 1, 18; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 1, 2; P.A. 04-143, S. 12; P.A. 06-136, S. 29.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5 effective July 2, 2001; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 redefined "strategy" and defined "TSB project", "economic development plan" and "economic development project", effective August 20, 2003; (Revisor's note: Section 2 of public act 03-4 of the June 30 special session, effective August 20, 2003, was added editorially by the Revisors as Subsec. (b) and the existing provisions were designated as Subsec. (a)); P.A. 04-143 made a technical change in Subsec. (a)(4), effective May 21, 2004; P.A. 06-136 amended Subsec. (a)(4) by updating reference to report submitted pursuant to Sec. 13b-57g to conform to legislative changes, effective July 1, 2006 (Revisor's note: In 2009, a reference to "subsection (b) of section 4-124i" in Subsec. (a)(7) was changed editorially by the Revisors to "subdivision (2) of section 4-124i" to conform section with Sec. 4-124i, as amended by P.A. 08-182).

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      Sec. 13b-57e. Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board established. Membership. (a) There is established the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board, within the Office of Policy and Management for administrative purposes only, the members of which shall be appointed as follows:

      (1) Five members from the private sector who have expertise in transportation, business, finance or law as follows: (A) The Governor shall appoint one member, who shall be the chairperson, and whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2005, (B) the president pro tempore of the Senate shall appoint one member whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2004, (C) the speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2003, (D) the minority leader of the Senate shall appoint one member whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2003, and (E) the minority leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2002;

      (2) One member from each TIA, for which position the chairpersons of the board of the local planning agencies in such TIA, after consulting with the participants in such TIA, shall nominate, for consideration by the appointing authority, three individuals who live in such TIA and who have significant experience in and knowledge of local, regional and state governmental processes, including at least one chief elected official in a town in such TIA. If the chairpersons of the board of the local planning agencies in such TIA fail to nominate three qualifying individuals within one hundred eighty days of the expiration of the previous appointment term, the appointing authority may appoint an individual meeting the qualifications of this subdivision. Appointments shall be made as follows: (A) The chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation shall appoint one member from the southeast corridor TIA, whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2002, (B) the president pro tempore of the Senate shall appoint one member from the I-91 corridor TIA, whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2003, provided, on and after July 1, 2006, subsequent appointments shall be from the I-84 corridor TIA, (C) the speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member from the coastal corridor TIA, whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2004, (D) the majority leader of the Senate shall appoint one member from the I-395 corridor TIA, whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2005, and (E) the majority leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member from the I-84 corridor TIA, whose first term shall expire on June 30, 2005, provided, on and after July 1, 2006, subsequent appointments shall be from the I-91 corridor TIA; and

      (3) The Commissioners of Transportation, Environmental Protection, Economic and Community Development and Public Safety, and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or their respective designees.

      (b) Upon the expiration of the term of a member of the board who is appointed as provided in subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of this section, each subsequent appointee to the board shall serve for a term of four years. No person shall serve as a member of the board for more than two consecutive terms. A vacancy in the position of an appointed board member shall be filled by the appointing authority for the remainder of the term.

      (c) The board may establish such subcommittees as it deems appropriate and appoint the members of such subcommittees from among its members. Ten members of the board shall be present to constitute a quorum.

      (d) The members of the board shall not be compensated for their service as members of the board.

      (e) The board may issue guidelines for coordination and organization to the TIAs. These guidelines shall not constitute regulations, as defined in subdivision (13) of section 4-166.

      (f) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall be responsible for staff support for the board. The secretary may utilize the staff of said office and, in consultation with the responsible agency head, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Economic and Community Development, or any other state agency for that purpose. Within available appropriations, the board may hire consultants with approval by the secretary, and such consultants shall be procured through the Office of Policy and Management or the Department of Transportation, as determined by the secretary.

      (g) The Transportation Strategy Board is a public agency, as defined in section 1-200, for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act, and is a quasi-public agency, as defined in section 1-79, for purposes of chapter 10.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5, S. 2, 18; P.A. 03-115, S. 56; P.A. 06-136, S. 13.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5 effective July 2, 2001; P.A. 03-115 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a), (c) and (f); P.A. 06-136 amended Subsec. (a) by placing board within the Office of Policy and Management for administrative purposes only, adding provision re failure of chairpersons of local planning agencies to timely nominate individuals, providing that, after July 1, 2006, certain appointments shall be from the I-84 and I-91 corridor TIAs, and making technical changes, and amended Subsec. (f) by deleting former provisions and making the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management responsible for staff support, providing that the secretary may use certain staff for purposes of board duties, and requiring secretary to determine how consultants shall be procured, effective July 1, 2006.

      See Sec. 4-38f for definition of "administrative purposes only".

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      Sec. 13b-57f. Transportation investment areas created. (a) There are created the following transportation investment areas: The coastal corridor TIA, I-84 corridor TIA, I-91 corridor TIA, I-395 corridor TIA and the southeast corridor TIA.

      (b) The local planning agencies in each TIA shall select the participants in the TIA, including, but not limited to, businesses, labor unions, trade associations, environmental interest groups and other interest groups whose participation the local planning agency believes would be valuable to the TIA in the development of a transportation plan for the TIA.

      (c) The local planning agencies in each TIA shall determine the processes used by such TIA in carrying out its responsibilities under sections 13b-57d to 13b-57g, inclusive. For the purposes of carrying out such responsibilities, each TIA shall report to the chief executive officers of such local planning agencies. Upon request of the local planning agencies, the board shall assist such agencies.

      (d) On or before November 15, 2001, the participants in each TIA shall prepare an initial TIA corridor plan and deliver such plan to the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board, established pursuant to section 13b-57e. Such participants shall deliver full TIA corridor plans biennially thereafter, beginning on November 15, 2002. The absence of a TIA corridor plan submitted by any TIA shall not prohibit said board from proposing a strategy as required by section 13b-57g.

      (e) On or before August 1, 2001, the chief executive officers of the local planning agencies in each TIA shall issue notice of an organizational meeting of the participants in the TIA to commence the process of creating a transportation plan for such TIA and to make recommendations for nominations of the board member from such TIA, as provided in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 13b-57e.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5, S. 3, 18.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5 effective July 2, 2001; (Revisor's note: In 2007, the words "section 2 of subsection (a) of" in the phrase "subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 2 of subsection (a) of section 13b-57e" were deleted editorially by the Revisors to correct a clerical error in Subsec. (e)).

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      Sec. 13b-57g. Transportation strategy. Development. Revisions. Report. (a) Not later than January 15, 2002, the board shall propose to the General Assembly an initial transportation strategy.

      (b) In developing the strategy and the revisions, the board shall take into account: (1) The strategic concerns associated with the movement of people and goods; (2) the technological options and multimodal options, including, but not limited to, transportation by rail, road, air or water, available to address such concerns; (3) the relationship of such concerns and options to sustainable economic growth, environmental quality, urban development, open space, open space preservation, access to employment by residents of the state and public safety; (4) that transportation is a cornerstone of the state's economic vitality and overall quality of life and therefore inextricably linked to other key policies that deal with the state's future including, but not limited to, land use planning, environmental quality, urban vitality and access to quality jobs and services for the state's residents; (5) the connectivity of the state to the northeast, continental and international economies and that the mobility of people and goods within the state are critical to vibrant and sustainable economic growth; (6) that the benefits of leveraging existing transportation assets and infrastructure, especially in urban centers, and the reduction of automobile-oriented demands, are highly desirable; (7) managing demand for transportation assets, including using employer and employee-based initiatives as an integral part of the strategy; (8) the integration of brownfields remediation and affordable housing and access to employment that should occur as a result of implementing the strategy; (9) the need to engage local planning agencies and other relevant constituencies in developing the strategy; (10) the need to engage representatives of the state's major transportation assets and of the transportation industry in the strategy to help ensure that the strategy is multimodal and integrated; (11) the benefits of technology to expand capacity, enhance safety, provide information and access funding alternatives; (12) the need to reduce congestion by encouraging greenway initiatives, safe-routes-to-school programs and rideshare programs; (13) the need to fully explore the sources and methodologies for funding investments in transportation infrastructure, and for annual operating and maintenance costs and the regulations applicable to the expenditure of federal and state funds; (14) that the development of appropriate metrics, methodologies and standards is essential for determining customer needs, for evaluating the return on transportation investments and for the prioritization of specific projects and the degree of success in meeting these needs; (15) that the state needs to play a leadership role with the other northeastern states and the eastern Canadian provinces in developing and advocating a transportation strategy for the northeast region of the continent; (16) that the analyses and decision-making related to transportation initiatives in the strategy needs to be done expeditiously within the existing statutory and regulatory framework and that any amendments to the general statutes or to the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies that are needed to achieve such objectives should be identified; (17) the development, renovation and expansion of Bradley International Airport; (18) the state conservation and development plan, established pursuant to section 16a-24; and (19) that the role, including the role of financial incentives, of private sector companies, public agencies and institutions needs to be clearly defined with respect to (A) encouraging and supporting employees to use public transportation, (B) providing employees with appropriate alternatives to the locations at which and during the times they perform their work, including, but not limited to, flexible working hours and telecommuting, (C) developing an effective means for delivering goods within and through the state, and (D) encouraging different sectors to participate with the state in specific initiatives. In developing the strategy and the revisions pertaining to roads, the board shall establish as its priority for improving transportation on public highways the use of public transportation and other traffic mitigation methods not involving the improvement or expansion of public highways. The board shall propose improving public highway transportation by the improvement or expansion of public highways only after it has determined that no means of public transportation or other traffic mitigation method exists that will accomplish such improvement. The board shall include an explanation and documentation of such determination with any proposed improvement or expansion of any public highway.

      (c) The board shall design the strategy and any revisions to it to achieve the following results:

      (1) Public benefits that consist of (A) stimulating sustainable economic growth and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of the state, and (B) developing and continuously upgrading analytical tools to demonstrate the link between transportation and the public benefits;

      (2) Ease of mobility of people and goods within the state and the TIAs, that consists of (A) reducing traffic congestion, (B) enabling inter-corridor movement within the state, and (C) enabling access to employment opportunities and essential services;

      (3) Connectivity in access to the regional, national and global economies, that consists of (A) improving access (i) to surrounding states, consisting of the Interstate 95 corridor to New York, the Connecticut River Valley and Interstate 91 corridor to Springfield, Massachusetts and southeastern Connecticut to Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, and (ii) to the national and global economies; and (B) expanding modal choices for passenger and freight, consisting of (i) developing an airport system that stimulates growth, (ii) linking the state to international rail grids, (iii) developing water-borne alternatives, and (iv) assuring workable freight access to the ports of New York and New Jersey and the corridor related to the North American Free Trade Agreement;

      (4) Safety and security that consists of (A) adequately maintaining infrastructure and equipment, and (B) enforcing safe operations and use of the transportation systems by customers and operators; and

      (5) Expanded use of public transportation and other traffic mitigation methods to relieve congestion on public highways.

      (d) In designing the strategy to achieve the results provided in subsection (c) of this section, the board shall evaluate specific tactics and approaches in the strategy by using the following criteria:

      (1) Focusing on people who use transportation systems by (A) involving such people directly in planning and through ongoing market research, (B) creating a seamless interface with state, regional, national and global systems, and (C) developing transportation systems that operate as if they had intelligence, including, but not limited to, systems that provide real-time information to their users;

      (2) Oriented to economic growth by (A) responsiveness to general business needs, (B) responsiveness to specific industry cluster needs, and (C) support for state urban development strategies;

      (3) Being environmentally responsible by (A) improving air quality, (B) leveraging existing assets to minimize impact on wetlands and open space by directing development to the areas of the state that have the infrastructure to support the development, and (C) reducing energy consumption;

      (4) Encouraging and enabling intermodal links and usage wherever possible, and managing the transportation systems from a multimodal perspective; and

      (5) Involving the TIAs by (A) building upon natural economic and service areas, (B) enhancing connectivity of all population centers in the state, and (C) implementing strategic priorities through TIAs.

      (e) The board shall include in the strategy and any revisions to it the criteria by which the board, the commissioner and the department will evaluate and prioritize existing and proposed transportation projects.

      (f) The board shall identify in the strategy and any revisions to it the tools and measures by which it intends to assess transportation system performance and analyze the value of projects proposed to implement the strategy, including their overall value to the state as a public investment.

      (g) The board shall include in the strategy and any revisions to it (1) a projection of the required capital investments and operating costs over the next succeeding ten years and the recommended sources of such funds, (2) a distinction between transportation costs for operations and maintenance and transportation investments which shall (A) be based on the strategy and evaluated against strategic goals, (B) provide additional benefits that are tangible and attainable, (C) include a range of transportation uses including, but not limited to, transit, airways, highways, waterways and freight, to gain public support, (D) reach as many people as possible throughout the entire community in each TIA, and (E) respond to widely perceived needs.

      (h) The board shall review the TIA corridor plan prepared by each TIA, as provided in section 13b-57f, and may incorporate all or parts of such plans in the strategy and any revisions to it.

      (i) In developing and revising the strategy, the board may: (1) Conduct public hearings; (2) consult and cooperate with officials and representatives of the federal government, neighboring states, interstate commissions and authorities, local agencies and authorities, interested corporations and other organizations concerning problems affecting transportation in the state; (3) request and receive from any agency or other unit of the government, of the state or of any political subdivision of the state, or from any public authority, such assistance and data as may be necessary to enable the board to carry out the board's responsibilities under this section; and (4) to the extent the board may deem appropriate, make use of, and incorporate in the strategy and any revisions to it, any existing long-range transportation plan, survey or report developed by any public or private agency or person.

      (j) Not later than January 1, 2007, and quadrennially thereafter, the board shall review and, if necessary, revise the strategy adopted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. A report describing any revisions and the reasons for such revisions shall be submitted to the Governor and, pursuant to section 11-4a, the General Assembly. Such report shall include a prioritized list of projects which the board, in consultation with the commissioner, determines are necessary to implement the recommended strategy, including the estimated capital and operating costs and time frame of such projects, and completion schedule for all projects. Not later than January 31, 2007, and quadrennially thereafter, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, finance, revenue and bonding and planning and development and the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to commerce shall meet with the Commissioners of Transportation and Economic and Community Development, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the chairperson of the Transportation Strategy Board and such other persons as they deem appropriate to consider the report required by this subsection.

      (k) Copies of the strategy and revisions to the strategy shall be kept on file as a public record in the department.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5, S. 4, 18; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 9; P.A. 06-136, S. 14; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7, S. 97; P.A. 10-32, S. 44.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-5 effective July 2, 2001; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 added Subsec. (b)(7) re managing demand for transportation assets, redesignating existing Subdivs. (7) to (17) as new Subdivs. (8) to (18), adding "and the degree of success in meeting these needs" in new Subdiv. (13) and adding requirement that on and after August 20, 2003, the board establish public transportation and other traffic mitigation methods not involving road improvement or expansion as priorities, added Subsec. (c)(5) re expanded use of public transportation and other traffic mitigation methods, and amended Subsec. (k) to add provisions re submission of reports to the Governor and legislative committees and re update or revision of strategy subject to approval by General Assembly and to make conforming and technical changes, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 06-136 added Subsec. (b)(12) re need to reduce congestion, redesignating existing Subdivs. (12) to (18) as Subdivs. (13) to (19) and deleting date re priority in developing strategy, inserted provision re revisions to strategy in Subsecs. (c), (e), (f), (g), (h) and (i), added new Subsec. (j) re periodic review, revision and reporting on strategy, redesignated existing Subsec. (j) as new Subsec. (k), and deleted former Subsec. (k) re required reports, effective July 1, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-7 amended Subsec. (j) by replacing "biennially" with "quadrennially" re review and revision of strategy, including project completion schedules in report requirements, inserting "and quadrennially thereafter" re meeting requirement and adding chairpersons and ranking members of commerce committee to list of meeting participants, effective November 2, 2007; P.A. 10-32 made technical changes in Subsec. (j), effective May 10, 2010.

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      Sec. 13b-57h. Approval of Transportation Strategy Board principles. Use of funds from Transportation Strategy Board account. Use of other state and federal funds. Projects to be completed. (a) The General Assembly approves the principles set forth in section I of the report specified in subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 13b-57d, provided no funds from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account, established under section 13b-57r, shall be authorized for any transportation project except those specified in subsection (b) of this section, provided nothing in this subsection shall preclude any TSB project from being funded, in whole or in part, by other state or federal funds. Funds authorized for any TSB project shall be used only for said project. TSB projects shall be funded from funds authorized for the Transportation Strategy Board only to the extent such funding is not provided from other funds in the Special Transportation Fund or the Infrastructure Improvement Fund created by the senior indenture for special tax obligation bonds.

      (b) The following TSB projects shall be completed:

      (1) In the Coastal Corridor TIA, as defined in section 13b-57d:

      (A) Acquire rolling rail stock, as deemed appropriate by the board, sufficient to add no fewer than two thousand seats for the Metro North-New Haven Line for use in both interstate and intrastate service. All payments received by the state pursuant to any agreement entered into in accordance with subsection (h) of section 13b-34 involving rolling rail stock used on the Metro North-New Haven Line shall be used exclusively for refurbishing rolling rail stock on and other capital improvements to the Metro North-New Haven Line;

      (B) Construct or expand stations at Bridgeport, New Haven and Stamford that can accommodate rail service and one or more other modes of transportation and have:

      (i) Facilities for one thousand or more parking spaces;

      (ii) Connections to bus and other transit systems;

      (iii) Opportunity for community revitalization;

      (iv) Opportunity for transit oriented development;

      (v) Ease of auto, bus, bicycle and pedestrian access to the station facility;

      (vi) Potential to attract sufficient riders to support additional express trains;

      (vii) Operation under control of the state; and

      (viii) Feeder bus services for passenger rail service;

      (C) Facilitate use of the Long Island Sound Waterway for passenger and freight movement, including, but not limited to, bulkheading and dredging, upon removal of prohibitions imposed by federal law, expanding passenger facilities, including facilities at the Bridgeport Intermodal Facility, to support high speed ferry service; and

      (2) In the I-84 Corridor TIA, as defined in section 13b-57d:

      (A) Establish express bus services from New Haven to Bradley International Airport;

      (B) Complete the New Britain to Hartford busway and establish other bus rapid transit or light rail service in Hartford and surrounding towns; and

      (C) Expand rail passenger service on the Norwalk to Danbury-New Milford Branch Line to assist commuter movement on Route 7 and I-95; and

      (3) In the I-91 Corridor TIA, as defined in section 13b-57d:

      (A) Upgrade or construct maintenance facilities and parking facilities and upgrade feeder bus services for passenger rail service, particularly along the Metro North-New Haven Line; and

      (B) Establish bus service or commuter rail service, as determined in the Hartford-Springfield-New Haven Implementation Study conducted by the department, that runs through New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, with a connection to Bradley International Airport; and

      (4) In the I-395 Corridor TIA, as defined in section 13b-57d:

      (A) Establish rail freight service with connections to the port of New London;

      (B) Expand the frequency of bus service, number of runs and connections within and outside of the region, particularly in and to Norwich and New London and acquire buses sufficient to add no fewer than two hundred seats; and

      (C) Design and plan for traffic mitigation in southeastern Connecticut, including planning for the extension of Route 11 from its terminus in Salem to the I-95 and I-395 intersect, with appropriate greenway purchases made in accordance with section 13a-142e; and

      (5) In the Southeast Corridor TIA, as defined in section 13b-57d:

      (A) Acquire rolling rail stock for the Shoreline East Railroad Line sufficient to add no fewer than one thousand seats;

      (B) Make operational improvements to highways that improve the flow of traffic on I-95 and I-395; and

      (6) State-wide:

      (A) Improve and target marketing by the department of the Deduct-a-Ride program to all eligible employers; and

      (B) Continue funding the Jobs Access Program.

      (c) Repealed by P.A. 06-136, S. 35, effective July 1, 2006.

      (June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 3; P.A. 04-143, S. 13, 28; 04-149, S. 1; P.A. 06-136, S. 35.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-143 made technical changes in Subsec. (b), effective May 21, 2004; P.A. 04-143 and P.A. 04-149 both amended Subsec. (a) to require funding for TSB projects from Transportation Strategy Board funds only if not otherwise funded from Special Transportation Fund or Infrastructure Improvement Fund, effective May 21, 2004; P.A. 06-136 repealed Subsec. (c) re submission of economic development plans for TSB projects requiring expenditures of more than $1,000,000, effective July 1, 2006.

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      Sec. 13b-57i. Performance reports on TSB projects requiring accompanying economic development plans. Section 13b-57i is repealed, effective July 1, 2006.

      (June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 4; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 51; P.A. 06-136, S. 35.)

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      Sec. 13b-57j. Analysis of effects of initial strategy. Analysis to accompany recommended updates or revisions to TSB projects or to strategy. (a) The board shall prepare an analysis, based on appropriate metrics, methodologies and standards, developed by the board or by any agency or other unit of government of the state, of the short-term and long-term effects of the initial strategy on: (1) The present and future transportation needs of the state for the movement of both people and goods; (2) economic development in the state; and (3) the environment, including air quality, wetlands, open space and energy consumption. Said analysis shall include the projected return on investment for each TSB project. The board shall submit such analysis, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the Governor and to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and finance, revenue and bonding along with the report due pursuant to section 13b-57g.

      (b) Repealed by P.A. 06-136, S. 35, effective July 1, 2006.

      (June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 5; P.A. 06-136, S. 30, 35.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 06-136 made technical changes in Subsec. (a) to conform to legislative changes and repealed Subsec. (b) re board's duties to monitor TSB projects and report to Governor and General Assembly, effective July 1, 2006.

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      Sec. 13b-57k. Commissioner of Transportation to submit annual report re non-TSB projects. Not later than January 1, 2004, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Transportation shall submit a report to the board listing projects, other than TSB projects, that the department determines to be of greatest importance and the reasons for such determination.

      (June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 7.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 effective August 20, 2003.

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      Sec. 13b-57l. Commisioner of Transportation to submit TSB projects, updates and revisions to metropolitan planning organizations. (a) The Commissioner of Transportation shall submit the TSB projects under subsection (b) of section 13b-57h to the appropriate state metropolitan planning organizations, as defined in 23 USC 134 and 49 USC 5303, for consideration as transportation improvement projects, in accordance with 23 USC 135 and 49 USC 5304, as soon as practicable after August 20, 2003.

      (b) The commissioner shall submit all updates or revisions of the strategy adopted, in accordance with section 13b-57g, to the appropriate state metropolitan planning organizations, as defined in 23 USC 134 and 49 USC 5303, for consideration as transportation improvement projects, in accordance with 23 USC 135 and 49 USC 5304, as soon as practicable following approval of such updates or revisions.

      (June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 11; P.A. 06-136, S. 31.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 06-136 amended Subsec. (b) to conform language to legislative changes, effective July 1, 2006.

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      Sec. 13b-57m. Purpose for funding transportation-related projects. The purpose of sections 13b-57m to 13b-57q, inclusive, and subdivision (16) of subsection (b) of section 13b-61 is to promote the welfare and prosperity of the people of this state by enabling the state to implement and fund certain transportation related projects, purposes and strategies, as the same may be revised by the Transportation Strategy Board pursuant to section 13b-57g, in order to: (1) Improve personal mobility within and through this state; (2) improve the movement of goods and freight within and through this state; (3) integrate transportation with economic, land use, environmental and quality of life issues; (4) develop policies and procedures that will integrate the state economy with regional, national and global economies; and (5) identify policies and sources that provide an adequate and reliable flow of funding necessary for a quality multimodal transportation system.

      (June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 13; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 50.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 effective August 20, 2003; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 made technical changes, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Secs. 13b-57n and 13b-57o. Definitions. Authorization for bonds and bond anticipation notes; authorized funding amounts. Sections 13b-57n and 13b-57o are repealed, effective July 1, 2005.

      (June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 14, 15; P.A. 04-4, S. 8; 04-143, S. 14; 04-182, S. 16; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 53.)

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      Sec. 13b-57p. Prioritization of projects and purposes. Submission of priorities to board. Revision of annual financing plan. Requirements for submission of board recommendations. Section 13b-57p is repealed, effective July 1, 2006.

      (June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 16; P.A. 06-136, S. 35.)

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      Sec. 13b-57q. Annual financing plan for TSB projects. Five-year financing plan. (a) On or before August first of each year, the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the State Treasurer and the Transportation Strategy Board, shall prepare a financing plan for the annual funding and financing of the projects and purposes described in section 13b-57h. Such annual financing plan shall be based upon the funding available or anticipated to be available in the Transportation Strategy Board projects account, as well as the use of any federal revenue, grants or other transportation-related financial assistance which may be available in such fiscal year. The annual financing plan shall include funding mandated by sections 13b-57s and 13b-57t. Upon the approval of such annual financing plan by the Governor, funding identified in the annual financing plan shall be paid within the fiscal year of such annual financing plan into the Transportation Strategy Board projects account, established under section 13b-57r, of the Special Transportation Fund and shall be available to fund those projects and purposes identified in such annual financing plan.

      (b) In addition to the preparation of the annual financing plans, the Department of Transportation shall prepare a five-year financing plan that shall project for a period of five years the funds to be credited to the Transportation Strategy Board projects account, established under section 13b-57r, of the Special Transportation Fund, the anticipated use of cash funding, including funding mandated by sections 13b-57s and 13b-57t, and federal revenue, grants or other transportation related financial assistance to fund or finance the projects and purposes described in section 13b-57h. Such five-year financing plan shall be updated on or before August first of each year at the same time as the preparation of the annual financing plan and shall be provided by the Commissioner of Transportation to the Transportation Strategy Board, the State Treasurer, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and finance, revenue and bonding.

      (June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4, S. 17; P.A. 04-149, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 42.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-149 amended Subsec. (a) to provide for preparation of financing plan on or before December 1, 2003, to provide for deposit of incremental revenues into the TSB projects account, to provide for the deposit of bond proceeds into a subaccount of the Infrastructure Improvement Fund and to make technical changes, effective May 21, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 amended Subsec. (a) to delete provisions re funding from incremental revenues or special tax obligation bond proceeds and provide that the annual financing plan includes certain mandated funding, and amended Subsec. (b) to remove reference to incremental revenues and provide that the five-year financing plan includes certain mandated funding, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-57r. Transportation Strategy Board projects account. Moneys to be deposited into the account. (a) There shall be a Transportation Strategy Board projects account, which shall be a nonlapsing account within the Special Transportation Fund.

      (b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, five million dollars of the moneys received or collected by the state or any officer thereof on account of, or derived from, the incremental revenues received pursuant to section 14-50a shall be deposited into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board.

      (c) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, the Treasurer shall transfer the sum of twenty-five million three hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the Special Transportation Fund into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, the Treasurer shall transfer the sum of twenty million three hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the Special Transportation Fund into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board. For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2015, inclusive, the Treasurer shall annually transfer the sum of fifteen million three hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the Special Transportation Fund into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Treasurer shall annually transfer the sum of three hundred thousand dollars from the resources of the Special Transportation Fund into the account established under subsection (a) of this section and shall be used to provide funding for the projects and purposes of the Transportation Strategy Board.

      (June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1, S. 113; P.A. 04-177, S. 9; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 43.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1 effective August 16, 2003; P.A. 04-177 amended Subsec. (c) to change date on which one-half of incremental revenues begin to be deposited into Transportation Strategy Board projects account from July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2004, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 amended Subsec. (c) to replace former provisions re incremental revenues with provisions re transferring money from the Special Transportation Fund in the amounts of $25,300,000 for fiscal year 2006, $20,300,000 in fiscal year 2007, $15,300,000 for fiscal years 2008 to 2015, and $300,000 in fiscal year 2016 and thereafter, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-57s. Expenditure from Transportation Strategy Board projects account for demand responsive transportation program. During the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, the sum of five million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account for grants-in-aid and administrative expenses under the program established pursuant to section 13b-38bb. The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q. The funds shall remain available until expended.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 37.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 13b-57t. Expenditures from Transportation Strategy Board projects account for the New Haven Line revitalization program. (a) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q shall include the sum of five million dollars to be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line revitalization program undertaken pursuant to subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section and sections 13b-78k, 13b-78m and 13b-78n. The funds shall remain available until expended.

      (b) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, the sum of twenty million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line revitalization program undertaken pursuant to public act 05-4 of the June special session*. The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q. The funds shall remain available until expended.

      (c) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, the sum of fifteen million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line revitalization program undertaken pursuant to public act 05-4 of the June special session*. The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q. The funds shall remain available until expended.

      (d) From the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, inclusive, the sum of fifteen million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line Revitalization program undertaken pursuant to public act 05-4 of the June special session*. The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q. The funds shall remain available until expended.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4, S. 34-36, 38.)

      *Note: Public act 05-4 of the June special session is entitled "An Act Concerning the Authorization of Special Tax Obligation Bonds of the State for Certain Transportation Purposes". (See Reference Table captioned "Public Acts of June, 2005" in Volume 16 which lists the sections amended, created or repealed by the act.)


      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 effective June 29, 2005, re Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 2005, re Subsecs. (b) and (c), and effective July 1, 2006, re Subsec. (d).

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