Bill S6816-2013

Changes the name of the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station to the Briarwood station

Changes the name of the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station to the Briarwood station; requires the MTA to update all signs and maps with the new name.

Details

Actions

  • Dec 17, 2014: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 19, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 19, 2014: passed assembly
  • Jun 19, 2014: ordered to third reading rules cal.594
  • Jun 19, 2014: substituted for a789
  • Jun 18, 2014: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 18, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 18, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 18, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1537
  • Jun 18, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Mar 13, 2014: REFERRED TO CITIES

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 18, 2014
Ayes (23): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Little, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Montgomery, Parker, Perkins
Ayes W/R (1): Gianaris
Excused (1): Espaillat

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6816              REVISED 3/19/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act directing the metropolitan transportation authority to rename a certain subway station

PURPOSE OF THE BILL: Briarwood - Van Wyck Boulevard (pronounced VanWike) is a local station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 84th of 84th Drive and the Van Wyck Expressway, in Briarwood, Queens, it is served by the F train at all times and E evenings, late nights and weekends. This bill would change the name of the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station to the Briarwood Station.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill requires the MTA to rename the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station on the IND Queens Boulevard line of the New York City subway the "Briarwood station". The MTA shall ensure that all signs, maps and any other item issued by the MTA are updated to accurately reflect the new name of the station.

Section 2 of the bill sets forth an immediate effective date; provided, however that the MTA shall have up to 180 days to change all signs, maps and other items as required section one of this act

JUSTIFICATION: The station's original name was Van Wyck Boulevard. It was changed to Briarwood - Van Wyck Boulevard in confusion with Jamaica-Van Wyck on the IND Archer Avenue Line. However there has not been a Van Wyck Blvd., located at this train station for over fifty years. Due to the confusion it continues to cause Briarwood residents and individuals visiting Briarwood, this bill would direct the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to rename the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station on the IND Queens Boulevard line to Briarwood Station.

This legislation is fully supported by the Briarwood Community Association which represents a community of over 31,000 residents.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however that the MTA shall have up to 180 days to change all signs, maps and other items as required section one of this act.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6816 IN SENATE March 13, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT directing the metropolitan transportation authority to rename a certain subway station THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station on the IND Queens Boulevard line of the New York city subway is hereby named the Briarwood station. The MTA shall ensure that all signs, maps, and any other item issued by the MTA are updated to accurately reflect the new name of the station. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that the MTA shall have up to 180 days to change all signs, maps, and other items as required in section one of this act.

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