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File #: Int 0506-2004    Version: * Name: Allowing hybrid electric taxicabs to drive in the bus lane.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 11/23/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing hybrid electric taxicabs to drive in the bus lane.
Sponsors: David Yassky, Lewis A. Fidler, G. Oliver Koppell, Christine C. Quinn, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., David I. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 6

Int. No. 506

 

By Council Members Yassky, Fidler, Koppell, Quinn, Recchia and Weprin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing hybrid electric taxicabs to drive in the bus lane.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  Chapter 5 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new section 19-510 to read as follows:

                     §19-510  Licensed vehicles in the bus lanes:   a.  “Hybrid electric taxicab” shall mean a taxicab that employs a combustion engine system together with an electric propulsion system that operates in an integrated manner.

b.  “Bus lane” shall mean any portion of a street , road, or highway that has been designated as such by the department of transportation or any governmental agency having jurisdiction over that street, road, or highway. 

c. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, or  rule or regulation to the contrary, the department of transportation shall permit hybrid electric taxis to drive in bus lanes. 

§2.    This local law shall take effect immediately after it is enacted into law.     

 

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