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Bill S4403-2013

Establishes reliability indicators for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of capital funds spent in relation to the MTA

Establishes performance measures for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of capital funds spent in relation to the metropolitan transportation authority.

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Actions

  • May 6, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 1, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 30, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.512
  • Mar 26, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Apr 30, 2013
Ayes (16): Fuschillo, Robach, Carlucci, Gallivan, Larkin, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Young, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Squadron, Stavisky, Gipson
Ayes W/R (2): O'Mara, Zeldin

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4403

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to establishing reliability indicators for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of capital funds spent in relation to the metropolitan transportation authority

PURPOSE OF BILL:

To require that the New York City transit authority set goals and report specific service performance indicators as part of the strategic operations plan.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Requires that goals for service performance be set out in the strategic operations plan submitted annually to the legislature and the Governor. Service performance indicators that are specified are:

1. The estimated number of passengers that ride in crowded vehicles as defined by standards developed under the strategic operations plan.

2. A time performance measure based on a passenger developed in consultation with the permanent citizens advisory committee as well as other interested parties the authorities deems appropriate.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently, goals set for rapid transit lines and bus routes date to the strategic operations plan of 1989. This bill updates performance indicators. The Transit Authority is undergoing a massive rebuilding program. Questions have been raised as to the effectiveness of the program in terms of improved service to the riders, Evaluation of the capital program in terms of service to the passengers would improve accountability of the New York City Transit Authority. Indicators by line are necessary as the service performance (lifters from line to line, and the authority should make a definable commitment so improved service on a line by line basis.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-2012: S. 5281 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4403 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 26, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to establishing reliability indicators for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of capital funds spent in relation to the metropolitan transportation authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 1269-d of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 929 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: b. Planned service and performance standards for each year of the period covered by the plan; including, in such plan submitted after July first, nineteen hundred eighty-eight, (a) standards for determining frequency of service at peak hours and off-peak hours, (b) frequency of service at peak and off-peak hours based on the application of such standards to the current period for each subway line, bus route or group of bus routes, and commuter rail lines, divisions or branches as appro- priate, (c) projected performance for each subway line, bus route or group of bus routes, and commuter rail lines, divisions or branches as appropriate as measured by [reliability indicators] PERFORMANCE MEASURES commonly utilized within the transit industry, including such measures as mean distance between failures for [subway cars] PASSENGER VEHICLES, planned number of vehicles with air conditioning and projected reliabil- ity of such equipment, planned standards for cleanliness of the interior and exterior of subway cars, commuter rail cars, buses, and passenger stations, and other appropriate measures of planned performance influ- encing the quality of services[;]. IN SUCH PLAN SUBMITTED AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, THE PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR PROJECTED PERFORMANCE OF EACH SUBWAY LINE, BUS ROUTE OR GROUP OF BUS ROUTES, AND
COMMUTER RAIL LINES, DIVISIONS OR BRANCHES AS APPROPRIATE, SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (1) THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF PASSENGERS THAT RIDE IN CROWDED VEHICLES. CROWDED SHALL BE DEFINED BY IN EXCESS OF STANDARDS DEVELOPED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH; AND (2) A PASSENGER BASED ON TIME PERFORMANCE MEASURE DEVELOPED IN CONSUL- TATION WITH THE PERMANENT CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE AS ESTABLISHED IN SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX-I OF THIS TITLE, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES AS THE AUTHORITY SHALL DETERMINE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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