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File #: Int 0502-2014    Version: * Name: Requiring school buses to operate in bus lanes during hours of operation.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 10/22/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring school buses to operate in bus lanes during hours of operation.
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Fernando Cabrera , Andy L. King, Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 4

Int. No. 502

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Cabrera, King and Koo 

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring school buses to operate in bus lanes during hours of operation.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

 

                     Section 1.  Subchapter 2 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-175.6 to read as follows:

                     § 19-175.6 Bus lane requirement for school buses.  a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: 

                     1. “Bus lane” shall mean a portion of the roadway which has been designated by striping, signing, and pavement markings for the preferential or exclusive use of buses, and

                     2. “School bus” shall have the same meaning as set forth in section one hundred forty-two of the vehicle and traffic law.

                     b. Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation, when bus lane restrictions are in effect on a roadway, any operator of a school bus shall operate such school bus in the bus lane, except in order to pick up or drop off passengers, or when necessary to safely turn such school bus.

                     § 2.                     This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.

 

 

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