CHAPTER 242a
CONNECTICUT TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY BOARD

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Sec. 13b-57i. Performance reports on TSB projects requiring accompanying economic development plans.
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-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-57i. Performance reports on TSB projects requiring accompanying economic development plans. (a) The board shall coordinate preparation of a performance report on the TSB projects specified in section 13b-57h that require accompanying economic development plans. For the purposes of this section, a project undertaken as part of the New Haven Line revitalization program defined in section 13b-78k is not a TSB project.

      (b) The board, in consultation with the Departments of Transportation and Economic and Community Development and the Office of Policy and Management, shall determine the format for the report. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) A map delineating the boundaries of each TIA and identifying TSB projects and any economic development projects described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h; (2) a description of funding for, implementation status of and estimated completion date of each TSB project and any economic development projects described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h; (3) an explanation of how each economic development project described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h meets one or more of the criteria in subdivisions (1) to (4) of subsection (c) of section 13b-57h with regard to one or more TSB projects; (4) a statement describing how each TSB project and each economic development project described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h addresses the goals and objectives of the state plan of conservation and development prepared under chapter 297; (5) a description of the role of municipalities and regional planning agencies in planning and implementing each TSB project and each economic development project described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h; (6) a description of the extent to which all of the TSB projects and economic development projects described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h in each TIA address the transportation problems, needs or concerns of the TIA; and (7) an evaluation of how each TSB project and each economic development project described in subsection (c) of section 13b-57h addresses the transportation problems, needs or concerns of the TIA based on statistical measures which shall be developed jointly by the board and the Departments of Transportation and Economic and Community Development and the Office of Policy and Management.

      (c) The report required under subsection (b) of this section shall be submitted, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, not later than December 15, 2004, along with the report required on the same date under subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 13b-57g, and thereafter along with said report as required under subdivision (3) of subsection (k) of section 13b-57g, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, planning and development and finance, revenue and bonding. Not later than fifteen days after receipt of the December fifteenth report, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and planning and development shall review the report and submit comments and recommendations to the bonding subcommittee of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding. Not later than thirty days after receipt of the report, the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding shall conduct a public hearing on the report.

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

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-4 effective August 20, 2003; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-4 amended Subsec. (a) to specify that New Haven Line revitalization program projects are not TSB projects, effective July 1, 2005.

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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-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.)

      *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" following the Index 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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