The NYSDOT directly maintains and improves the State’s approximately 43,700 State highway lane miles and nearly 7,900 bridges. In addition, the Department partially funds locally operated transit systems, local government highway and bridge construction, and rail, airport, and canal programs. The Department’s SFY 2018-19 budget was approximately $10 billion with a staffing target of 8,500 FTEs. NYSDOT uses its Capital Program Plan to allocate resources to the many capital improvement projects being planned throughout the State. Capital Projects are divided into three categories: simple, moderate, and complex.
The objective of this study is to develop a model that links the resource requirements for Capital Program delivery functions with the NYSDOT Capital Program. Examples of “Qualifying Activities” include but are not necessarily limited to:
- Local Project support and delivery
- Project Scoping and Design
- Project Selection and Prioritization
- ROW/Survey Work
- Safety Support
- Geotech & Materials Support
- Program Management
- Management of Consultant Work
The long-term goal for the department is to have a comprehensive model that would allow this resource link at a level as granular as individual projects.