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File #: Res 0652-2015    Version: * Name: GROW AMERICA Act.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/16/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, the GROW AMERICA Act.
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez, I. Daneek Miller, Margaret S. Chin, Peter A. Koo, Rosie Mendez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Deborah L. Rose, James G. Van Bramer, Alan N. Maisel, David G. Greenfield, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Attachments: 1. April 16, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Committee Report 5/4/15, 3. Hearing Testimony 5/4/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 5/4/15 (Con't), 5. Hearing Transcript 5/4/15, 6. Committee Report 5/13/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 5/13/15, 8. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 9. May 14, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-14-15, 11. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 14, 2015
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/14/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/13/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/13/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/4/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/4/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 652
 
 
Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, the GROW AMERICA Act.
 
 
By Council Members Rodriguez, Miller, Chin, Koo, Mendez, Rosenthal, Rose, Van Bramer, Maisel, Greenfield, Kallos and Levin
 
Whereas, The current federal surface transportation funding law, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), as amended and extended by the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, expires on May 31, 2015; and
Whereas, President Barack Obama and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx have proposed a new transportation funding bill, the Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America (GROW AMERICA) Act; and
Whereas, The GROW AMERICA Act would increase transportation funding by $87 billion over four years; and
Whereas, The proposal includes $72 billion worth of investment in public transportation, representing an increase in average transit spending of nearly 70 percent above Fiscal Year 2014 enacted levels, a vital infusion of funds for a city like New York, which relies significantly on mass transit; and
Whereas, In addition to providing for the maintenance, repair, and modernization of America's roads, bridges, and transit systems, the GROW AMERICA Act would create millions of new jobs, help America stay competitive in the global economy, and increase opportunity and access for millions of Americans; and
Whereas, It would also increase safety across all modes of surface transportation and strengthen local decision-making regarding transportation funding, empowering local communities; and
Whereas, The GROW AMERICA Act would provide the investment necessary to maintain and expand the safe, efficient, and modern transportation and mass transit system that New York City needs in order to grow and thrive; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, the GROW AMERICA Act.
LS# 3731
1/16/2015
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