Meeting Name: Committee on Transportation Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/15/2015 9:45 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 210, Attachments - Int. No. 225, Attachments - Int. No. 544, Attachments - Int. No. 545, Attachments - Int. No. 716, Attachments - Int. No. 211-A, Attachments - Int. No. 597-A
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Int 0210-2014 *Brad S. Lander Requiring the compilation of bike share usage data.IntroductionThe bill would require the Department of Transportation to compile and report on Citi Bike usage data quarterly, beginning January 1, 2016. The data would be posted in a commonly available non-proprietary format or spreadsheet format that is suitable for analysis and disaggregated by month, quarter, and year, as well as by Council District and Community District, as applicable.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0210-2014 *Brad S. Lander Requiring the compilation of bike share usage data.IntroductionThe bill would require the Department of Transportation to compile and report on Citi Bike usage data quarterly, beginning January 1, 2016. The data would be posted in a commonly available non-proprietary format or spreadsheet format that is suitable for analysis and disaggregated by month, quarter, and year, as well as by Council District and Community District, as applicable.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0211-2014 *Brad S. LanderProposed Int. No. 211-ABus rapid transit plan.IntroductionBus 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0211-2014 *Brad S. Lander Bus rapid transit plan.IntroductionBus 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0211-2014 *Brad S. Lander Bus rapid transit plan.IntroductionBus 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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0211-2014 ABrad S. Lander Bus rapid transit plan.IntroductionBus 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0225-2014 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Citi bike financial reporting.IntroductionUnder the bill, the Department of Transportation (DOT) would require Citi Bike to provide financial data, included revenues generated, information on deficits or profits, and the amount of revenue that was allocated to the DOT. Beginning January 1, 2016 and annually thereafter, DOT would report such information to the Council and post it on the Department’s website.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0225-2014 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Citi bike financial reporting.IntroductionUnder the bill, the Department of Transportation (DOT) would require Citi Bike to provide financial data, included revenues generated, information on deficits or profits, and the amount of revenue that was allocated to the DOT. Beginning January 1, 2016 and annually thereafter, DOT would report such information to the Council and post it on the Department’s website.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0544-2014 *Mark Treyger Prohibiting the use of wireless communications devices while operating a bicycle.IntroductionUnder the bill, using an electronic communications device while operating a bicycle would be prohibited. The ban on using electronic communications devices while biking would not apply to: 1) government officers or employees—including law enforcement—acting in an official capacity; 2) those using a device in a hands-free mode; 3) those using a device to report an emergency; 4) those using a device while stationary. Violations of the prohibition would be a traffic infraction punishable by a civil penalty of no more than $50. However, those found in violation for the first time would not be liable for the civil penalty so long as no damage or injury was caused in connection with the violation. An individual found to be in violation more than once within an eighteen-month period would be liable for an additional civil penalty of $50 to $200.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0544-2014 *Mark Treyger Prohibiting the use of wireless communications devices while operating a bicycle.IntroductionUnder the bill, using an electronic communications device while operating a bicycle would be prohibited. The ban on using electronic communications devices while biking would not apply to: 1) government officers or employees—including law enforcement—acting in an official capacity; 2) those using a device in a hands-free mode; 3) those using a device to report an emergency; 4) those using a device while stationary. Violations of the prohibition would be a traffic infraction punishable by a civil penalty of no more than $50. However, those found in violation for the first time would not be liable for the civil penalty so long as no damage or injury was caused in connection with the violation. An individual found to be in violation more than once within an eighteen-month period would be liable for an additional civil penalty of $50 to $200.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0545-2014 *Mark Treyger Bicycle SafetyIntroductionNew York State approves defensive driving course that educate motorists on safe driving habits and applicable laws, as well as allow individuals to remove points from their driving record and lower insurance premiums. However, these courses only apply to those operating a motor vehicle. Under the bill, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) would be required to establish a bicycle safety course that covers safe bicycling and adherence to State and local laws that apply to bicycles. The bill would allow those facing a civil penalty for a first violation of the Code related to operating a bicycle to complete the course in order to have the penalty waived. In addition, DOT would be required to collaborate with the New York City Police Department on an outreach and public education campaign regarding bicycle safety no later than June 1, 2015.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0545-2014 *Mark Treyger Bicycle SafetyIntroductionNew York State approves defensive driving course that educate motorists on safe driving habits and applicable laws, as well as allow individuals to remove points from their driving record and lower insurance premiums. However, these courses only apply to those operating a motor vehicle. Under the bill, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) would be required to establish a bicycle safety course that covers safe bicycling and adherence to State and local laws that apply to bicycles. The bill would allow those facing a civil penalty for a first violation of the Code related to operating a bicycle to complete the course in order to have the penalty waived. In addition, DOT would be required to collaborate with the New York City Police Department on an outreach and public education campaign regarding bicycle safety no later than June 1, 2015.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0597-2014 *Ritchie J. TorresProposed Int. No. 597-ACar sharing in the city fleet.IntroductionThe City to establish a car sharing program for the fleet of light-duty passenger vehicles owned by the City, excluding certain emergency, specially designed, enforcement, and inspection vehicles. Over a five-year period beginning in 2016, the City would be required to reduce the size of City’s light-duty passenger vehicle fleet by at least nine percent through strategies including car sharing. The City would also be required to submit annual reports on the program to the Council.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0597-2014 *Ritchie J. Torres Car sharing in the city fleet.IntroductionThe City to establish a car sharing program for the fleet of light-duty passenger vehicles owned by the City, excluding certain emergency, specially designed, enforcement, and inspection vehicles. Over a five-year period beginning in 2016, the City would be required to reduce the size of City’s light-duty passenger vehicle fleet by at least nine percent through strategies including car sharing. The City would also be required to submit annual reports on the program to the Council.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0597-2014 *Ritchie J. Torres Car sharing in the city fleet.IntroductionThe City to establish a car sharing program for the fleet of light-duty passenger vehicles owned by the City, excluding certain emergency, specially designed, enforcement, and inspection vehicles. Over a five-year period beginning in 2016, the City would be required to reduce the size of City’s light-duty passenger vehicle fleet by at least nine percent through strategies including car sharing. The City would also be required to submit annual reports on the program to the Council.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0597-2014 *Ritchie J. Torres Car sharing in the city fleet.IntroductionThe City to establish a car sharing program for the fleet of light-duty passenger vehicles owned by the City, excluding certain emergency, specially designed, enforcement, and inspection vehicles. Over a five-year period beginning in 2016, the City would be required to reduce the size of City’s light-duty passenger vehicle fleet by at least nine percent through strategies including car sharing. The City would also be required to submit annual reports on the program to the Council.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0716-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Establishing civil penalties for theft of a bicycle or motor vehicle.IntroductionCurrently, New York State law contains several criminal penalties for the theft of a motor vehicle or bicycle under statutes prohibiting larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle. The proposed bill would institute a civil penalty for any individual convicted under the Penal Law for larceny of a bicycle or motor vehicle, or the unauthorized use of a vehicle. For theft of a bicycle, the amount of the penalty would be between $500-$1,000 per bicycle, and for theft of a motor vehicle, the amount of the penalty would be between $5,000-$7,500 per vehicle. These penalties would be recoverable at the Environmental Control Board, and would be an addition to or as an alternative to any criminal penalties authorized by law. The civil penalty would also not limit any cause of action available to an individual or entity aggrieved by the acts applicable to this section.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0716-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez Establishing civil penalties for theft of a bicycle or motor vehicle.IntroductionCurrently, New York State law contains several criminal penalties for the theft of a motor vehicle or bicycle under statutes prohibiting larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle. The proposed bill would institute a civil penalty for any individual convicted under the Penal Law for larceny of a bicycle or motor vehicle, or the unauthorized use of a vehicle. For theft of a bicycle, the amount of the penalty would be between $500-$1,000 per bicycle, and for theft of a motor vehicle, the amount of the penalty would be between $5,000-$7,500 per vehicle. These penalties would be recoverable at the Environmental Control Board, and would be an addition to or as an alternative to any criminal penalties authorized by law. The civil penalty would also not limit any cause of action available to an individual or entity aggrieved by the acts applicable to this section.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available