Bill Text - HB1209 (2008)

Establishing a 6-year transportation improvement plan.

Revision: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight






AN ACT establishing a 6-year transportation improvement plan.

SPONSORS: Rep. Graham, Hills 18; Rep. Campbell, Hills 24; Rep. Cloutier, Sull 4; Rep. Lerandeau, Ches 6; Rep. Rausch, Rock 5; Sen. Clegg, Dist 14

COMMITTEE: Public Works and Highways


This bill establishes a 6-year transportation improvement plan and procedural requirements for its implementation.

The bill also changes the composition of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT).

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT establishing a 6-year transportation improvement plan.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 State 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program. RSA 240 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:



240:1 Legislative Intent.

I. The plan is predicated on a report submitted by the governor to the legislature dated February 15, 2010 and approved by the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) and is intended to serve as the guideline for transportation projects in the state for the next 6 years.

II. In adopting this plan, it is the general court’s intent to review the plan every 2 years, pursuant to RSA 228:99, but not to add projects, except for emergencies, until the funding is adequate to bring the plan within a projected 6-year completion framework.

240:2 Project Priority. To the extent practicable the projects shall be implemented in the order shown in the report.

240:3 Implementation of Plan.

I. The department of transportation shall be responsive to requests for information relative to the plan.

II. The plan shall include a list of projects intended to be under construction in the next 6 years with dates and costs of construction.

III. Projects listed in the plan shall consider year of construction costs, and the first 4 years of the plan shall be financially constrained.

IV. After 2010, projects listed in the plan, except projects which are solely for infrastructure preservation, shall provide a measure of certainty relative to scope, cost, constructability, permitibility, and public support based upon:

(a) Preliminary design.

(b) Environmental evaluation.

(c) A public participation process.

V. The following shall be considered for any project proposed for the plan:

(a) Safety.

(b) Multimodalism.

(c) Land use.

(d) Infrastructure preservation.

(e) Overall corridor improvement.

VI. The department of transportation shall meet quarterly with the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) which shall consist of. 13 members including the governor or appointee, 5 executive councilors, the senate president or appointee, the house speaker or appointee, the chairperson of the public works and highways committee, the chairperson of the transportation and interstate cooperation committee, the commissioner of the department of transportation, the chairperson of the senate finance committee, and the chairperson of the house finance committee.

VII. GACIT shall review:

(a) Department of transportation financial status and issues.

(b) The status and issues of transportation projects.

(c) Other ongoing initiatives and issues.

VIII. GACIT shall provide a statewide review of the plan as drafted by the department of transportation with input from the regional planning commissions.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2009.