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File #: Int 0965-2015    Version: Name: Citywide transit study.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 10/15/2015
Enactment date: 5/10/2017 Law number: 2017/071
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a citywide transit study
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Costa G. Constantinides, Margaret S. Chin, Laurie A. Cumbo, Vincent J. Gentile, Corey D. Johnson, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Ben Kallos, Andrew Cohen, Paul A. Vallone, Stephen T. Levin, Carlos Menchaca, Elizabeth S. Crowley, David G. Greenfield, I. Daneek Miller, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a citywide transit study. As part of the study, DOT would have to develop strategies to improve transit access to neighborhoods underserved by the subway system. Plans for transit improvement to serve areas identified as part of the study to be in need of transit access would include a variety of modes including light rail and subway. The study would be incorporated into the bus rapid transit plan required by Local Law 36 of 2015, which is due by September 1, 2017.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 965-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 965, 4. Int. No. 965 - 10/15/15, 5. October 15, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 11/12/15, 7. Hearing Testimony 11/12/15, 8. Hearing Transcript 11/12/15, 9. Committee Report 4/24/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 4/24/17, 11. Proposed Int. No. 965-A - 4/27/17, 12. April 25, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Int. No. 965-A (FINAL), 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-25-17, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 25, 2017, 18. Local Law 71
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5/11/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 965-A

 

By Council Members Rodriguez, Constantinides, Chin, Cumbo, Gentile, Johnson, Mendez, Palma, Richards, Rose, Kallos, Cohen, Vallone, Levin, Menchaca, Crowley, Greenfield, Miller and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a citywide transit study

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 19-801 of chapter 8 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 36 for the year 2015, is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 8 - [BUS RAPID TRANSIT] CITYWIDE TRANSIT STUDY

                           § 19-801 [Bus rapid transit plan] Citywide transit study.   a. No later than September 1, 2017, the department shall consult with the metropolitan transportation authority and, with input from the public, submit to the council, the borough presidents, and the community boards and post on the department's website a citywide transit study. Such study shall include:

1. A plan to create a citywide network of bus rapid transit lines connecting the boroughs of the city of New York[. Such plan shall consider] including the following: [(1)] (a) areas of the city in need of additional bus rapid transit options; [(2)] (b) strategies for serving areas of the city identified for growth by at least one of the following sources: the department of city planning, the department of housing preservation and development, or the economic development corporation; [(3)] (c) identifying potential additional intra-borough and/or inter-borough bus rapid transit corridors the department intends to establish in the ten years following the release of such plan; [(4)] (d) strategies for integration with current and future transit routes in the region; and [(5)] (e) the anticipated capital and operating costs of such additional bus rapid transit lines[.] ;

2. Plans for transit improvement other than bus rapid transit, which may include local bus, light rail and subway, and other modes, to serve areas identified as part of such study to be in need of transit access; and

3. Strategies to improve transit access to neighborhoods underserved by the subway system.

                           b. No later than September 1, 2019 and every two years thereafter through September 1, 2027, the department shall submit to the council, the borough presidents, and the community boards and post on the department's website a summary on the implementation of the plan required under paragraph 1 of subdivision a of this section, including, but not limited to: information on the establishment of additional bus rapid lines; any deviations from such plan and reasons for deviations; and monies allocated to capital and operating costs for such additional lines.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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