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File #: Int 0211-2014    Version: Name: Bus rapid transit plan.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 3/26/2014
Enactment date: 5/6/2015 Law number: 2015/036
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a bus rapid transit plan.
Sponsors: Brad S. Lander, Margaret S. Chin, Corey D. Johnson, Mark Levine, Rosie Mendez, Ruben Wills, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Andrew Cohen, Costa G. Constantinides, Rory I. Lancman, Ritchie J. Torres, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Paul A. Vallone, Antonio Reynoso, Karen Koslowitz, Ben Kallos, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Stephen T. Levin, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., James G. Van Bramer, Mark Treyger, Daniel R. Garodnick, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Donovan J. Richards, James Vacca, Alan N. Maisel, Mark S. Weprin, Peter A. Koo, Daniel Dromm , Vanessa L. Gibson, Inez D. Barron, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 36
Summary: Bus rapid transit (BRT) is a system that is designed to make bus service faster, more reliable and efficient through features such as off-board fare payment and dedicated bus lanes. The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) collaborate on a version of BRT called Select Bus Service (SBS), with eight lines implemented since June 2008. Under the bill, DOT would work with the MTA and gather input with the public to develop a citywide BRT plan, due to the Council no later than September 1, 2017. The plan would consider areas of the City in need of additional rapid transit options, strategies for serving growing neighborhoods, potential intra-borough and inter-borough BRT corridors DOT plans to establish by 2027, strategies for integrating BRT with other transit routes, and the anticipated operating costs of additional BRT lines. Additionally, DOT would be required to update the Council on the implementation of the plan every two years, through 2027.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 211-A, 2. Int. No. 211 - 3/26/14, 3. Committee Report 2/10/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 2/10/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 2/10/15, 6. Committee Report 4/15/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/15/15, 8. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 9. April 16, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-16-15, 12. Mayor's Letter, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 16, 2015, 14. Local Law 36
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/6/2015ABrad S. Lander City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/2015ABrad S. Lander Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/2015ABrad S. Lander Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/2015ABrad S. Lander City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/2015ABrad S. Lander City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/15/2015*Brad S. Lander Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/15/2015*Brad S. Lander Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/15/2015*Brad S. Lander Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/15/2015ABrad S. Lander Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/2015*Brad S. Lander Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/2015*Brad S. Lander Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/2014*Brad S. Lander City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/2014*Brad S. Lander City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 211-A
 
By Council Members Lander, Chin, Johnson, Levine, Mendez, Wills, Rosenthal, Menchaca, Cohen, Constantinides, Lancman, Torres, Rodriguez, Vallone, Reynoso, Koslowitz, Kallos, Crowley, Arroyo, Levin, Espinal, Van Bramer, Treyger, Garodnick, Rose, Williams, Richards, Vacca, Maisel, Weprin, Koo, Dromm, Gibson, Barron, Ferreras and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a bus rapid transit plan.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1. Title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 8 to read as follows:
CHAPTER 8 - BUS RAPID TRANSIT
      § 19-801 Bus rapid transit plan. a. No later than September 1, 2017, the department shall consult with the metropolitan transportation authority and, with input from the public, submit to the council, the borough presidents, and the community boards and post on the department's website a plan to create a citywide network of bus rapid transit lines connecting the boroughs of the city of New York. Such plan shall consider the following: (1) areas of the city in need of additional bus rapid transit options; (2) strategies for serving areas of the city identified for growth by at least one of the following sources: the department of city planning, the department of housing preservation and development, or the economic development corporation; (3) identifying potential additional intra-borough and/or inter-borough bus rapid transit corridors the department intends to establish in the ten years following the release of such plan; (4) strategies for integration with current and future transit routes in the region; and (5) the anticipated capital and operating costs of such additional bus rapid transit lines.      
      b. No later than September 1, 2019 and every two years thereafter through September 1, 2027, the department shall submit to the council, the borough presidents, and the community boards and post on the department's website a summary on the implementation of the plan required under subdivision a of this section, including, but not limited to: information on the establishment of additional bus rapid lines; any deviations from such plan and reasons for deviations; and monies allocated to capital and operating costs for such additional lines.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
 
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