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Connecticut Laws | Title 13b Transportation
CHAPTER 243 INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
Secs. 13b-78 to 13b-78j.

Secs. 13b-78 to 13b-78j. (668)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (669)

PART IIa* NEW HAVEN LINE REVITALIZATION PROGRAM. (670)(Text)

BOND AUTHORIZATIONS. (671)

FIX-IT-FIRST PROGRAMS (672)

Sec. 13b-78l. New Haven Line revitalization program: Duties of Commissioner of Transportation. (673)(Text)

The Commissioner of Transportation shall: (674)

(1) Acquire not less than three hundred forty-two self-propelled rail cars for use on the New Haven Line; (675)

(2) Design and construct rail maintenance facilities to support the self-propelled rail cars; (676)

(3) Design and construct operational improvements to Interstate 95 between Greenwich and North Stonington; (677)

(4) Purchase twenty-five transit buses; and (678)

(5) In consultation with the Transportation Strategy Board and cognizant metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning agencies, regional councils of elected officials and regional councils of governments, evaluate, design and construct transportation system improvements other than projects on Interstate 95. (679)

Sec. 13b-78m. New Haven Line rail fare increases. New Haven Line revitalization account. Annual budget. Method of applying increase. (680)(Text)

(a)(1) Effective January 1, 2010, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one and one-quarter per cent over the existing fare on all rail fares on the New Haven Line and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section. (681)

(2) Effective January 1, 2011, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section. (682)

(3) Effective January 1, 2012, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section. (683)

(4) Effective January 1, 2013, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section. (684)

(5) Effective January 1, 2014, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section. (685)

(6) Effective January 1, 2015, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section. (686)

(7) Effective January 1, 2016, each New Haven Line rail fare originating or terminating in the state shall be increased by one per cent over the existing fare and the proceeds of such increase shall be deposited in the account established by subsection (b) of this section. (687)

(b) There is hereby created a restricted capital project account to be known as the New Haven Line revitalization account which shall be a nonlapsing account within the Special Transportation Fund. The following funds shall be deposited into the account: (1) The proceeds of the fare increases required by subsection (a) of this section, and (2) any other funds required by law to be deposited in the account. Funds in the account shall be used solely for capital costs and debt service incurred as part of the New Haven Line revitalization program undertaken pursuant to public act 05-4 of the June special session*, except that such funds may be used for the purchase of rail cars for the New Haven Line in addition to those specified in subdivision (1) of section 13b-78l. (688)

(c) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall, in consultation with the Commissioner of Transportation, annually prepare a budget detailing how funds in the New Haven Line revitalization account shall be spent during the next fiscal year. On the approval of such budget by the Governor, the Commissioner of Transportation may expend funds from such account for the purposes stated therein. (689)

(d) The Commissioner of Transportation shall, by regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54, determine the method by which the increase shall be applied to daily, multiple-ride, weekly and monthly commutation tickets. (690)

Sec. 13b-78n. Solicitation of bids. (691)(Text)

The Department of Transportation may solicit bids or qualifications for equipment, materials or services for a project funded pursuant to subsection (b) of section 13b-78q at any time in the fiscal year, notwithstanding the fact that all required funds may not be available for expenditure until later in the same or a succeeding fiscal year. (692)

Sec. 13b-78o. Annual report. (693)(Text)

Not later than September first of each year, the Commissioner of Transportation shall report to the Governor, the Transportation Strategy Board and, in accordance with section 11-4a, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and to finance, revenue and bonding concerning (1) the status, including the financial status, of the New Haven Line revitalization program defined in section 13b-78k; (2) the capital needs of the passenger rail services in the state; and (3) the status, including the financial status, of the projects specified in section 13b-78l. (694)

Sec. 13b-78p. Bond issue for rail cars, maintenance facility and related projects. (695)(Text)

(a) The State Bond Commission shall have power, in accordance with the provisions of this section, to authorize the issuance of special tax obligation bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts in the aggregate, not exceeding $625,650,000, provided $26,450,000 shall be effective July 1, 2005. (696)

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