N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 378-A
Emergency service permits


1.

The authority is hereby authorized and directed to issue refunds for tolls incurred by ambulances or fire vehicles engaged in an emergency operation, or, at the option of the authority, to issue emergency services permits for use by ambulances and fire vehicles which shall provide for travel at no charge between interchanges and barriers while such vehicles are engaged in an emergency operation. For purposes of this section, the term “ambulance” shall have the same meaning as such term is defined by Vehicle & Traffic Law § 100-B (Ambulance)section one hundred-b of the vehicle and traffic law, the term “fire vehicle” shall have the same meaning as such term is defined by Vehicle & Traffic Law § 115-A (Fire vehicle)section one hundred fifteen-a of the vehicle and traffic law, and the term “emergency operation” shall have the same meaning as such term is defined by Vehicle & Traffic Law § 114-B (Emergency operation)section one hundred fourteen-b of the vehicle and traffic law. In any rules and regulations promulgated for the implementation of this section, the authority may establish the type of documentation or other proof satisfactory to the authority that an ambulance or fire vehicle was engaged in an emergency operation at the time a toll was incurred.

2.

If, upon the completion of an audit conducted by a certified public accountant selected by the authority, the authority can demonstrate that the issuance of refunds or permits as authorized in subdivision one of this section causes a significant loss of revenue to the authority, the authority is authorized, pursuant to a resolution of the board, to offer such refunds or permits at a discount of the cash cost per mile; provided, however, that, prior to such board resolution, the authority shall hold at least two public hearings, at a time and location which will, to the extent practicable, maximize the participation of the general public.

Source: Section 378-A — Emergency service permits, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/378-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Definitions
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New York State thruway authority
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Purposes of the authority and benefits therefrom
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Powers of the authority
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Officers and employees
356
Thruway sections and connections
356‑A
Names and designations of thruway sections and connections
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Thruway to be designated as a section of a national network of Blue Star memorial highways
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Right of authority to use state property
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State police and state payment for services
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Sharing employees, services and resources
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Indemnification and defense under shared services agreement
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Acquisition of real property by the commissioner
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Acquisition of real property by the authority
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Construction, reconstruction and improvement
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Procurement contracts
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Traffic control
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Restriction and regulation of advertising devices
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Jurisdiction in certain suits against the authority
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Tourist information facilities
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Agreement with the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation
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Annual report
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Deposit and investment of moneys of the authority
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Guaranty by the state
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State’s right to require redemption of bonds
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Remedies of noteholders and bondholders
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Liability of state
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Notes and bonds legal investments for public officers and fiduciaries
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Tax covenant
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Agreement of the state
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Title not affected if in part unconstitutional
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Inconsistent provisions in other acts superseded
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Further additional powers of the authority
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Provision for servicing state vehicles with petroleum, etc
378
Specially priced commuter tickets
378‑A
Emergency service permits
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Further additional powers of the authority to finance certain repayment obligations of the state in connection with the purchase of real ...
380
Further additional powers of the authority to finance certain local highway and bridge improvements and payments to the authority
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Further additional powers of the authority
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Additional powers of the authority to undertake and finance certain transportation projects
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Additional powers of the authority to issue special dedicated highway and bridge trust fund bonds
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Additional powers of the authority to issue special rail and aviation transportation bonds
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Financing of metropolitan transportation authority (MTA) transportation facilities
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Financing of peace bridge and transportation capital projects
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Fees for searches and copies of accident and accident reconstruction reports
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Limitation on powers of the authority
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Information concerning services for human trafficking victims in facilities at service areas

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 378-A’s source at nysenate​.gov

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