N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 1277
Station operation and maintenance


1.

The operation, maintenance and use of passenger stations shall be public purposes of the city of New York and the counties within the district. The total cost to the authority and each of its subsidiary corporations of operation, maintenance and use of each passenger station within the district serviced by one or more railroad facilities of the authority or of such subsidiary corporation, including the buildings, appurtenances, platforms, lands and approaches incidental or adjacent thereto, shall be borne by the city of New York if such station is located in such city or, if not located in such city, by such county within the district in which such station is located. On or before June first of each year, the authority shall, in accordance with the method specified herein, determine and certify to the city of New York and to each county within the district the respective allocation of costs related to the operation, maintenance and use of passenger stations within such city and each such other county, for the twelve month period ending the preceding March thirty-first.

a.

For the year commencing April first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, the total payment amount to be billed by the authority for the operation, maintenance and use of each passenger station within the city of New York and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, and Rockland shall be calculated by summing the total amount listed in the base amount table plus an adjustment to such base year amount equal to the base amount times the increase or decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the New York, Northeastern-New Jersey Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area for the twelve-month period being billed. BASE AMOUNT TABLE County Base Amount Nassau $19,200,000 Suffolk $11,834,091 Westchester $13,269,310 Dutchess $ 1,581,880 Putnam $ 618,619 Orange $ 327,247 Rockland $ 34,791 City of New York $61,435,330 b. For each year thereafter, such total payment for each such county shall be the same amount as the total payment during the immediately prior year, plus an adjustment equal to the prior year amount times the increase or decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the New York, Northeastern-New Jersey Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area for the twelve-month period being billed.

2.

On or before the following September first, of each year, such city and each such county shall pay to the authority such cost or amount so certified to it on or before the preceding June first. Such city and each such county shall have power to finance such costs to it by the issuance of budget notes pursuant to section 29.00 of the local finance law. For the year beginning April first, two thousand four, the authority, the city of New York and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, and Rockland may, after having reached an agreement, recommend to the legislature modifications to the amounts set forth above based upon changes made to commuter services including but not limited to changes in the number of passenger stations within such counties or the level of commuter rail service provided to any such passenger stations. Failure between the authority and between the counties to reach agreement will be referred to the state comptroller for mediation. If the mediation is unsuccessful, each party and the state comptroller may submit a recommendation to the governor and the legislature for legislative action.

3.

In the event that a city or county shall fail to make payment to the authority for station maintenance as required pursuant to this section, or any part thereof, the chief executive officer of the authority or such other person as the chairman shall designate shall certify to the state comptroller the amount due and owing the authority at the end of the state fiscal year and the state comptroller shall withhold an equivalent amount from the next succeeding state aid allocated to such county or city from the motor fuel tax and the motor vehicle registration fee distributed pursuant to former section one hundred twelve of the highway law, or amounts distributed pursuant to Highway Law § 10-C (Consolidated local highway assistance payments)section ten-c of the highway law, or per capita local assistance pursuant to State Finance Law § 54 (Per capita state aid for the support of local government)section fifty-four of the state finance law subject to the following limitations: prior to withholding amounts due the authority from such county or city, the comptroller shall pay in full any amount due the state of New York municipal bond bank agency, on account of any such county’s or city’s obligation to such agency; the city university construction fund pursuant to the provisions of the city university construction fund act; the New York city housing development corporation, pursuant to the provisions of the New York city housing development corporation act (article twelve of the private housing finance law); and the transit construction fund pursuant to the provisions of title nine-A of article 5 (Public Utility Authorities)article five of this chapter. The comptroller shall give the director of the budget notification of any such payment. Such amount or amounts so withheld by the comptroller shall be paid to the authority and the authority shall use such amount for the repayment of the state advances hereby authorized. When such amount or amounts are received by the authority, it shall credit such amounts against any amounts due and owing by the city or county on whose account such amount was withheld and paid.

Source: Section 1277 — Station operation and maintenance, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/1277 (updated Dec. 20, 2019; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

1260
Short title
1261
Definitions
1262
Metropolitan commuter transportation district
1263
Metropolitan transportation authority
1264
Purposes of the authority
1264‑A
State of emergency
1265
General powers of the authority
1265‑A
Contracts
1265‑B
Metropolitan transportation authority small business mentoring program
1266
Special powers of the authority
1266‑A
Medical emergency services
1266‑B
Medical emergency services plan
1266‑C
Transit projects
1266‑D
Long Island rail road commuter’s council
1266‑E
Metro-North rail commuter council
1266‑F
Medical emergency services plan
1266‑G
Excess loss fund
1266‑H
Authority police force
1266‑I
The permanent citizens advisory committee
1266‑J
Metropolitan transportation authority pledge to customers
1266‑K
Expired fare transfer policy
1266‑L
Surveillance cameras
1266‑L*2
Light duty for employees
1266‑M
Information concerning services for human trafficking victims
1267
Acquisition and disposition of real property
1267‑A
Acquisition and disposition of real property by department of transportation
1267‑B
Transit facilities for transit construction fund
1268
Co-operation and assistance of other agencies
1268‑A
Promotion of qualified transportation fringes
1269
Notes, bonds and other obligations of the authority
1269‑A
Metropolitan transportation authority capital program review board
1269‑B
Capital program plans
1269‑C
Metropolitan transportation authority capital program review board
1269‑D
Submission of strategic operation plan
1269‑E
Financial and operational reports
1269‑F
Mission statement and measurement report
1269‑G
Requirements for certain authority contracts and related subcontracts
1270
Reserve funds and appropriations
1270‑A
Metropolitan transportation authority special assistance fund
1270‑B
Metropolitan transportation authority Dutchess, Orange and Rockland fund
1270‑C
Metropolitan transportation authority dedicated tax fund
1270‑D
Consolidated financings
1270‑E
Implementation of the Transportation Infrastructure Bond Act of 2000
1270‑F
Implementation of the rebuild and renew New York transportation bond act of two thousand five
1270‑G
Regulation of certain authority expenditures
1270‑H
Metropolitan transportation authority finance fund
1270‑I
New York city transportation assistance fund
1270‑J
Metropolitan transportation authority commercial gaming revenue fund
1271
Agreement of the state
1272
Right of state to require redemption of bonds
1273
Remedies of noteholders and bondholders
1274
Notes and bonds as legal investment
1275
Exemption from taxation
1276
Actions against the authority
1276‑A
Annual audit of authority
1276‑B
Authority budget and financial plan
1276‑C
Independent audit of authority
1276‑D
Independent audit by the legislature
1276‑E
Reporting
1276‑F
Metropolitan transportation authority transit performance metrics
1277
Station operation and maintenance
1277‑A
Transfer and receipt of surplus funds
1278
Title not affected if in part unconstitutional or ineffective
1279
Metropolitan transportation authority inspector general
1279‑A
Management advisory board
1279‑B
Transition--election to withdraw from the metropolitan commuter transportation district
1279‑C
The office of legislative and community input
1279‑D
Supplemental revenue reporting program
1279‑E
Assignment, transfer, sharing or consolidating powers, functions or activities
1279‑F
Independent forensic audit
1279‑G
Major construction review unit
1279‑H
Debarment
1279‑I
Open data reporting
1279‑L
Right to share employees

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Dec. 20, 2019

§ 1277’s source at nysenate​.gov

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