Program Authorization: R.S. 36:504, 509; 48:1161-1167
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
1. In FY 1998-99, the Bridge and Trust Operations Program will operate, maintain, and police the Crescent City Connection Bridge in an efficient and safe manner to accommodate a 0.6% increase in the number of vehicles using the facility. The program will also operate and maintain the Sunshine Bridge in a manner to accommodate a 3.8% increase in the number of vehicles.
2. By the end of FY 1998-99, the Bridge and Trust Operations Program will operate, maintain, and police the Crescent City connection Ferries in an efficient and safe manner to accommodate a 0.6% increase in the number of vehicles using the ferries.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with Fees and Self-Generated Revenues, Statutory Dedications 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. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) The federal funds are from the Federal Transit Administration and used for operating expenses.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 96.4% of the total request ($16,649,674) for this program. The decrease is primarily due to the following: Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment, nonrecurring adjustment to reduce funding for engineering and architectural services and funding needed for maintenance of property and equipment. The Personnel Reductions are due to positions that were vacant 1 year or more.
Naval engineering services for CCCD (to provide naval architecture, marine engineering, related drafting services, field inspection services, all necessary services required to inspect, design and prepare plans and specifications for the retrofit of the M/V Thomas Jefferson
To provide legal requirements for the Crescent City Connection Division for existing Bond Indenture and its administration and the operations and affairs of a legal nature for the Crescent City Connection bridges and ferries
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 boothes of the CCCD and Sunshine Bridge.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
07 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT
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