Bill S7161-2013

Removes Hylan Boulevard from Bus Rapid Transit Phase I for purposes of video monitoring of restricted bus lanes and owner liability for violations of such restrictions

Removes Hylan Boulevard from Bus Rapid Transit Phase I for purposes of video monitoring of restricted bus lanes and owner liability for violations of such restrictions.

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  • May 1, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S7161

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to removing Hylan Boulevard from Bus Rapid Transit Phase I for purposes of owner liability for failure to comply with bus lane restrictions

PURPOSE:

Removes Hylan Boulevard from Bus Rapid Transit Phase I for purposes of owner liability for failure to comply with bus lane restrictions.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends paragraph 4 of subdivision c of section 111-c of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by section 9 of part II of chapter 59 of the laws of 2010.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation will eliminate the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route that operates along the Hylan Boulevard/Richmond Avenue corridor. The Phase 1 BRT component has been a failure in Staten Island, and has been plagued with numerous issues from its start. By designating a bus-only lane, a vital lane for vehicles has been eliminated at the precise time it is needed most, when residents are traveling to and from work and school. Although the initial BRT plan involved community discussions, residents and business owners have repeatedly highlighted the negative effect BRT has had on this community.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately , provided that the amendment to paragraph 4 of subdivision (c) of section 1111-c of the vehicle and traffic law, made by section one of this act, shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7161 IN SENATE May 1, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to removing Hylan Boulevard from Bus Rapid Transit Phase I for purposes of owner liability for failure to comply with bus lane restrictions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 4 of subdivision (c) of section 1111-c of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by section 9 of part II of chapter 59 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 4. "Bus Rapid Transit Phase I plan" shall mean the following [five] FOUR bus rapid transit routes as designated by the New York city depart- ment of transportation: Fordham Road, First/Second Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, Thirty-Fourth Street, [Hylan Boulevard,] and an undesignated route in the borough of Queens not to exceed ten miles. For purposes of the Fordham Road and First/Second Avenue routes, the authorization of this pilot program is limited to the designated bus lanes as mapped and posted on the official metropolitan transportation authority website as of June seventeenth, two thousand ten. Such designated bus lanes shall not be extended, shifted to another roadway or altered in any other way. Provided, however, that nothing shall prohibit the alteration or addi- tion of any bus stops within such mapped routes. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend- ment to paragraph 4 of subdivision (c) of section 1111-c of the vehicle and traffic law, made by section one of this act, shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.

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