senate Bill S2092

Amended

Creates an extra transfer for pay-per-ride Metrocard users

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 10 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2092A
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1426
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS

Summary

Relates to allowing two automatic free transfers for riders using pay-per-ride Metrocards.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2092
S2092A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1277-b, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S3839

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2092

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to allowing two automatic free transfers for riders using
pay-per-ride Metrocards

PURPOSE: To ensure that riders of the MTA mass-transit system do not
incur extra costs due to recent cuts in service.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the public authorities law by adding a new section,
1277-b, that defines the meaning of the term "pay-per-ride MetroCard"
for the purpose of the section, and requires two automatic free
transfers between subway and bus or between busses be applied to each
use of the card.

Section 2 sets the effective date.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, the MTA determines whether Metrocard holders
will be entitled to a free transfer.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, upon purchasing a pay-per-ride MetroCard,
the rider is allowed one automatic free transfer per fare.
Unfortunately, due to recent cutbacks in services and the outright
elimination of various bus and subway lines, some riders now must
purchase two fares to make their daily commute. Essentially the MTA
has imposed new fares on riders who have enough trouble paying for one
fare. The burden shouldn't be passed on to riders in these affected
areas, This bill would ensure that no commuter or rider suffers due to
cutbacks in service that already add time and stress to a commute.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 01/04/12 - Referred to transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2092

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 allowing  two
  automatic free transfers for riders using pay-per-ride Metrocards

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 1277-b to read as follows:
  S  1277-B.  TRANSFERS  ALLOWED  FOR PAY-PER-RIDE METROCARD USERS.  THE
METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (MTA)  AS  DEFINED  UNDER  SECTION
TWELVE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-THREE  OF THIS TITLE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE
RIDERS WITH PAY-PER-RIDE METROCARDS TWO AUTOMATIC FREE TRANSFERS BETWEEN
SUBWAY AND BUS, OR BETWEEN  BUSES.  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  THIS  SECTION
PAY-PER-RIDE  METROCARDS  SHALL MEAN CARDS SOLD WHERE PURCHASERS PAY FOR
INDIVIDUAL RIDES FOR TRAVEL ON THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY SYSTEM; NEW YORK
CITY TRANSIT BUSES, INCLUDING ROUTES OPERATED BY OTHER  OPERATORS  UNDER
CONTRACT  TO THE MTA; MTA BUS, AND MTA LONG ISLAND BUS SYSTEMS; THE PATH
SUBWAY SYSTEM; THE ROOSEVELT ISLAND TRAM; AIRTRAIN JFK; AND  WESTCHESTER
COUNTY  BEE-LINE  BUS  SYSTEM ON WHICH THE CUSTOMER ELECTRONICALLY LOADS
FARES WHETHER THE  CARD  IS  SOLD  BY  THE  METROPOLITAN  TRANSPORTATION
AUTHORITY,  ANY  OF  SUCH  AUTHORITIES  AUTHORIZED  AGENTS, NEIGHBORHOOD
MERCHANTS OR PURCHASED THROUGH ANY EMPLOYER TRANSIT PROGRAMS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01157-01-3

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