senate Bill S5023

Signed by Governor

Relates to directing the department of transportation to conduct a feasibility study on the expansion of high-occupancy vehicle lanes to connect interstate 278 to route 440 in Richmond county

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 06 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1094
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7131
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.720
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 19 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 31 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.279

Summary

Directs the department of transportation to conduct a feasibility study on the expansion of high-occupancy vehicle lanes to connect interstate 278 to route 440 in Richmond county.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7131
Versions:
S5023
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Transportation

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5023

TITLE OF BILL: An act directing the department of transportation to
conduct a feasibility study on the expansion of high-occupancy vehicle
lanes to connect interstate 278 to route 440 in Richmond county

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Authorizes a study to explore the
feasibility of extending the high-occupancy vehicle lanes from
interstate 278 to route 440 in Richmond County.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: NYS DOT will be authorized to study
the feasibility of extending the HOV lanes south on route 440 in
Richmond County. HOV eligible vehicles will need at least three
occupants.

JUSTIFICATION: Staten Islanders in general, and South Shore residents
in particular, suffer through one of the worst commutes in the nation.
At a time when infrastructure investment is both critical and
difficult to obtain, government must deliberately explore its options.
Federal grant awards over the last decade have focused a great deal on
Bus Rapid Transit Programs. BRTPs are characterized by limited-stop
bus service supported by dedicated bus lanes and roads, HOV lanes, or
Park and Ride centers. This will create an additional incentive for
Staten Islanders who make up a disproportionate share of New York
City's drivers to use the already existing MTA bus system. Having
fewer cars on the road will not only help diminish congestion on
Staten Island but relieve the heavy traffic burden that challenges all
New Yorkers every day as they commute to Manhattan and other business
centers in the Five Boroughs.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: none

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The cost to perform the study

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect ninety days after it shall
have become a law.

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

                                  5023

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT directing the department of transportation to conduct a feasibil-
  ity study on the expansion of high-occupancy vehicle lanes to  connect
  interstate 278 to route 440 in Richmond county

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

  Section 1. 1. The department of transportation is directed to  conduct
a  feasibility study on the expansion of high-occupancy vehicle lanes in
Richmond county, New York. Such study shall examine the  possibility  of
whether  high-occupancy vehicle lanes running east to west on interstate
278 could be connected to high-occupancy vehicle lanes running north  to
south on route 440 in Richmond county.
  2. As used in this section, "high-occupancy vehicle" is defined as any
automobile containing three or more people.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10538-01-3

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