File #: Int 0817-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring the office of emergency management to hire taxis and private vehicles as an alternative to Access-a-Ride during and after coastal storms and other severe weather and natural disasters.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 11/22/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the office of emergency management to hire taxis and private vehicles as an alternative to Access-a-Ride during and after coastal storms and other severe weather and natural disasters
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, David M. Carr, Crystal Hudson, Rita C. Joseph, Amanda Farías, Shaun Abreu, Joann Ariola
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Office of Emergency Management to hire taxis and private vehicles licensed by the taxi and limousine commission as an alternative means of transport for Access-a-Ride customers when Access-a-Ride experiences difficulties operating during and after severe weather and natural disaster events.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 817, 2. Int. No. 817, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-22-22, 4. November 22, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 817

 

By Council Members Borelli, Carr, Hudson, Joseph, Farías, Abreu and Ariola

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the office of emergency management to hire taxis and private vehicles as an alternative to Access-a-Ride during and after coastal storms and other severe weather and natural disasters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of Title 30 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 30-117 to read as follows:

§ 30-117 Alternative transportation for access-a-ride customers. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the term “access-a-ride” means the city-sponsored paratransit service for eligible customers with disabilities or health conditions that prevent them from using public buses and subways for some or all of their trips. 

b. The commissioner shall designate vehicles licensed by the taxi and limousine commission to serve as alternative transportation for access-a-ride customers during and after coastal storms and other severe weather and natural disaster events in areas where such events have disrupted regular access-a-ride services until such regular services can be resumed.

c. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to override or restrict an executive order by the mayor.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

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11/1/2022