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Program C: Bridge Trust

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:504, 509; 48:1161-1167

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of this program is to plan, construct, operate, maintain and police certain bridges and ferries. This program's goal is to provide safe and reliable transportation over the Mississippi River as efficiently as possible, and in as pleasant an environment as possible. The two activities in this program are: Crescent City Connection Division, and Sunshine Bridge.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with Fees and Self-generated Revenues, and Federal Funds. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are from tolls collected on the Crescent City Connection Bridge and ferries in the New Orleans area and the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville. Based upon enacted legislation the tolls on ferries and bridges are scheduled to expire on July 1, 1999. The Federal Funds are from the Federal Transit Administration and used for operating expenses.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$17,021,471

278

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$923,768

0

 

Carry forward BA-7 for Maintenance for the Impact Attenuator for CCCD and a thoroughfare access study, three trucks, Marine services and other technological upgrades for $225,558, Professional Services contracts for surveying, and various Hardware Maintenance agreements

 $0

 $0

 0

 

BA7 to reimburse maintenance costs for ferryboat, marine and facility costs

         

$0

$17,945,239

278

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($923,768)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward BA7 for Maintenance for the Impact Attenuator for CCCD and a thoroughfare access study, three trucks, Marine services and other technological upgrades for $225,558, Professional Services contracts for surveying, and various Hardware Maintenance agreements

$0

$91,537

0

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

$0

($1,405,880)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

219,416

0

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($1,102,270)

0

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($241,500)

0

Other Adjustments For contracts which will be paid out of Capital Outlay

$0

$917,000

0

 

Other Adjustments For Overtime (Premium Pay) for Bridge Police and Toll Collectors

         

$0

$15,499,774

278

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($2,445,465)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 86.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 87.9% of the total request ($17,642,757) for this program. The reduction is due to the nonrecurring carry forward, Salary based adjustments, Risk Management Adjustments, attrition and reductions for Professional Services.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$49,356

 

Auditing and Trustee services for the Sunshine Bridge and Trustee services for Crescent City Connection Division (CCDD).

$162,262

 

Management consultants for toll operations for the Sunshine Bridge and data processing for the Toll System for the Crescent City Connection Division

$830,925

 

Naval engineering for the Crescent City Connection Division and consulting engineering for the Bridge and Ferry Structure

$118,450

 

Legal services for the Crescent City Connection Division

 

 

 

$1,160,993

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$884,342

 

Contract maintenance for the right-of-way on the West Bank Expressway (elevated and ground level) Route US 90-B, LA 45, and the attenuators for the US 90-B Corridor, and toll booths of the CCCD and Sunshine Bridge.

$13,212

 

Auditing Services for Crescent City Connections Division (CCCD)

$200,000

 

Landscape & Beautification Project - Act 36 of 1994

 

 

 

$1,097,554

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$603,150

Replacement equipment such as a large bucket truck, Police units, a hydraulic crane, dump trucks, tractors and various supplies and office equipment

$156,500

Self powered rescue boats, inflatable rafts and an air conditioner

$12,800

New pickup truck and a tv/vcr for training

 

 

 

$772,450

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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