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File #: Res 0169-2014    Version: * Name: Strongly urging the MTA to provide greater advance notification for planned service disruptions.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/10/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution strongly urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide greater advance notification for planned service disruptions.
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Peter A. Koo, Mark Levine, Rosie Mendez, Antonio Reynoso, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Mathieu Eugene, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*James G. Van Bramer City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/10/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/10/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 169
 
 
Resolution strongly urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide greater advance notification for planned service disruptions.
 
 
By Council Members Van Bramer, Chin, Constantinides, Koo, Levine, Mendez, Reynoso, Richards, Rose, Eugene and Ulrich
 
      Whereas, Millions of people throughout New York City rely heavily on the subway and bus system run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to get to work, school, medical appointments, stores, and cultural institutions; and
      Whereas, The public transportation network is indisputably vital to the City's economy and to New Yorkers' daily lives; and
      Whereas, A joint audit released in July 2011 by the New York State and New York City Comptrollers concluded that the MTA "failed to notify riders of diversions consistently or effectively" and that the frequency and duration of subway diversions had increased significantly; and
      Whereas, A series of weekend outages of 7 train service between Manhattan and Queens in recent years has seriously disrupted the lives of riders who rely on this heavily-used mass transit connection; and
      Whereas, According to a report in the Queens Courier, local communities were given just two weeks' notice of a series of weekend service outages in early 2013, limiting the ability of organizations which rely on 7 train service to alter their plans accordingly; and
      Whereas, A lack of sufficient notice of service disruptions causes disorder in the work, school, and personal lives of many riders and has serious implications for local businesses and institutions; now, therefore, be it
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York strongly urges the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide greater advance notification for planned service disruptions.
JM
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