File #: Int 0029-2018    Version: * Name: Traffic signal preemption systems.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to traffic signal preemption systems
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera , Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to study whether traffic signal preemption systems that allow emergency response vehicles the right of way are feasible and beneficial and to implement such systems if so.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 29, 2. Int. No. 29, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 01-31-2018, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 31, 2018

Int. No. 29


By Council Members Cabrera and Brannan


A Local Law in relation to traffic signal preemption systems


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. The department of transportation shall conduct a study of the feasibility of allowing fire department and police department vehicles to utilize traffic signal preemption systems to transfer the normal operation of a traffic control signal to a special control mode of operation during an emergency, providing the right of way at and through a traffic control signal to such vehicles. Such study shall examine the feasibility of utilizing such systems citywide and in areas in which emergency response times are above the city’s average emergency response time, as well as whether such systems would reduce emergency response times. If the department finds that such systems are feasible; would not negatively impact the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicular traffic; and would reduce emergency response times, the department shall take all appropriate measures to implement such systems. No later than July 1, 2018, the department shall post online and submit to the speaker of the council the results of such study, measures taken to institute such systems, and if no measures are taken, the reasons why.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.


KET 12/18/17 6:35PM

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