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File #: Int 2251-2021    Version: * Name: Requiring the DOT to review any changes to the public fees charged by a bike share program.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 3/25/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to review any changes to the public fees charged by a bike share program
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Kalman Yeger , Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to conduct a public hearing regarding any proposed changes to Citi Bike charges or fees. This hearing would occur pursuant to the DOT’s contractually stipulated opportunity to consult with the bike share operator regarding price adjustments. In addition, any subsequent contracts or contractual amendments would require the department to approve prices and price adjustments.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2251, 2. Int. No. 2251, 3. March 25, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-25-21, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 25, 2021

Int. No. 2251

 

By Council Members Rivera, Yeger and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to review any changes to the public fees charged by a bike share program

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 3 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-194.1 to read as follows:

§ 19-194.1 Bike share price adjustment. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Bike share operator. The term "bike share operator" means the company operating the city of New York's bike share program under a contract entered into through the department.

Bike share program. The term "bike share program" means the providing of public bicycles for shared use within the city of New York under a contract with an operator that permits payment for the use of such bicycles.

b. Upon receiving notice from a bike share operator of intent to adjust the amount of any fee charged to the public in connection with the bike share program, the department shall conduct a public hearing to receive input on such fee adjustment. Such public hearing shall be held prior to any departmental determination or consultation with the bike share operator regarding the intended fee adjustment.

c. Any contract between the department and a bike share operator executed or amended on or after the effective date of this section shall include a provision requiring the department to approve any fee charged to the public in connection with the bike share program and any subsequent adjustment to such fee.

§ 2.   This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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