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File #: Res 0060-2018    Version: * Name: Prohibiting buses from using streets adjacent to houses of worship or schools for the purposes of layovers, staging, or idling.
Type: Resolution Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation prohibiting buses from using streets adjacent to houses of worship or schools for the purposes of layovers, staging, or idling.
Sponsors: Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Res. No. 60

 

Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation prohibiting buses from using streets adjacent to houses of worship or schools for the purposes of layovers, staging, or idling.

 

By Council Member Koo

Whereas, There are thousands of schools and houses of worship in New York City; and

Whereas, The City is served by over 4,500 local buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), in addition to many express buses and private buses; and

Whereas, In certain communities, buses utilize curbside space near schools or places of worship for layovers and staging; and

Whereas, Buses using the layover space have raised many concerns among community members, including pollution and noise related to engine idling, as well as problems associated with bus driver loitering; and

Whereas, Schools and houses of worship serve inherently vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation prohibiting buses from using streets adjacent to houses of worship or schools for the purposes of layovers, staging, or idling.

 

JM

LS# 602

LS# 5205 (Session 9)/Res. 137-2014

12/21/2017