senate Bill S2304B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the continuation of express bus service to the south shore of Staten Island

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1427
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 28, 2014 print number 2304b
amend and recommit to transportation
Feb 10, 2014 print number 2304a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 15, 2013 referred to transportation

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S2304 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4407B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1266-j, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7156, A10435
2009-2010: A2615

S2304 - Bill Texts

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Provides for the continuation of express bus service to the south shore of Staten Island.

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BILL NUMBER:S2304

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to the provision of express bus service to the south shore of
Staten Island

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide continued express bus
Service to the downtown and midtown business districts of Manhattan.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Adds a new Section 1266-j, which directs the Metropolitan
Transportation. Authority (MTA) to fund and operate existing express
bus service routes servicing the South Shore of Staten Island within
the city of New York to the downtown and midtown business districts of
Manhattan.

JUSTIFICATION: According to U.S. Census data released in early March
2000, Richmond County (Staten Island) is ranked as the fastest growing
county in New York State. The South Shore of Staten Island,
specifically the communities of Tottenville, Richmond Valley, Prince's
Bay, Pleasant Plains, Charleston, Woodrow and Rossville, is the only
area of its size (in terms of population and geography) excluded from
the MTA's full range of publicly provided surface transit services to
and from Manhattan's downtown and midtown business districts.

The MTA operates 30 express bus routes in Staten Island, all north of
Huguenot Avenue. Residents there can find and utilize an express bus
route merely a couple of blocks from their residences. Yet, the MTA
does not provide adequate service south of Huguenot Avenue in the
South Shore area. Due to the lack of service, South Shore residents
who currently opt for bus service must either take MTA local service
to an MTA express stop and then transfer, or take private express bus
or charter bus service through New Jersey. The MTA needs to establish
express bus service throughout all of Staten Island to address the
transportation inequities in the South Shore and grant its residents
the same convenience afforded to the rest of the borough and New York
City. In 2000 legislation was passed by the Senate and Assembly to add
needed express bus service. This legislation was vetoed by the
Governor because an agreement was made through the MTA to serve the
residents of the South Shore with three express buses, two of which
are operated by a private bus company.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.7156 - Referred to Transportation/A.10435- Referred to
Corporations
2010: S.509 - Referred to Transportation/A.2615.- Referred to
Corporations
2009: S.S09 - Referred to Transportation/A.2615- Referred to
Corporations
2008: S.3038 - Referred to Transportation/A.2415- Referred to
Corporations
2007: S.3038 - Referred to Transportation/A.2415- Referred to
Corporations
2006: S.1842 - Referred to Transportation/A.3535- Referred to
Corporations


2005: S.1842 - Referred to Transportation/A.3535- Referred to
Corporations
2004: S.7542 - Referred to Transportation/A.11626- Referred to
Corporations
2001: Veto
94

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  2304

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

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 public authorities law, in relation to the provision
  of express bus service to the south shore of Staten Island

  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 1266-j to read as follows:
  S 1266-J. STATEN ISLAND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE. THE AUTHORITY  IS  HEREBY
DIRECTED  TO CONTINUE TO FUND AND OPERATE EXPRESS BUS SERVICE TRANSPORT-
ING RIDERS BETWEEN THE  COMMUNITIES  OF  TOTTENVILLE,  RICHMOND  VALLEY,
PRINCE'S  BAY,  PLEASANT  PLAINS,  CHARLESTON,  WOODROW AND ROSSVILLE IN
STATEN ISLAND TO THE  DOWNTOWN  AND/OR  MIDTOWN  BUSINESS  DISTRICTS  OF
MANHATTAN  ON  ALL ROUTES OPERATING SUCH SERVICE ON APRIL THIRTIETH, TWO
THOUSAND FOURTEEN. THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO ASSUME AND  OPER-
ATE  THE  TWO  EXPRESS  BUS  ROUTES SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF HUGUENOT,
PRINCESS BAY, WOODROW, ROSSVILLE, ANNADALE  AND  ARDEN  HEIGHTS  TO  THE
MIDTOWN  BUSINESS  DISTRICT  OF MANHATTAN AND BEING OPERATED BY ATLANTIC
EXPRESS BUS COMPANY ON APRIL THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN AND  BETTER
KNOWN AS ROUTES NUMBERED X23 AND X24.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05595-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S2304A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4407B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1266-j, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7156, A10435
2009-2010: A2615

S2304A - Bill Texts

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Provides for the continuation of express bus service to the south shore of Staten Island.

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BILL NUMBER:S2304A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to the provision of express bus service to the south shore of
Staten Island

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To provide continued express bus Service to the downtown and midtown
business districts of Manhattan.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Adds a new Section 1266-j, which directs the Metropolitan
Transportation. Authority (MTA) to fund and operate existing express
bus service routes servicing the South Shore of Staten Island within
the city of New York to the downtown and midtown business districts of
Manhattan.

JUSTIFICATION:

According to U.S. Census data released in early March 2000, Richmond
County (Staten Island) is ranked as the fastest growing county in New
York State. The South Shore of Staten Island, specifically the
communities of Tottenville, Richmond Valley, Prince's Hay, Pleasant
Plains, Charleston, Woodrow and Rossville, is the only area of its
size (in terms of population and aeography) excluded from the MTA's
full range of publicly provided surface transit services to and from
Manhattan's downtown and midtown business districts.

The MTA operates 30 express bus routes in Staten Island, all north of
Huguenot Avenue. Residents there can find and utilize an express bus
route merely a couple of blocks from their residences. Yet, the MTA
does not provide adequate service south of Huguenot Avenue in the
South Shore area. Due to the lack of service, South Shore residents
who currently opt for bus service must either take MTA local service
to an MTA express stop and then transfer, or take private express bus
or charter bus service through New Jersey. The MTA needs to establish
express bus service throughout all of Staten Island to address the
transportation inequities in the South Shore and grant its residents
the same convenience afforded to the rest of the borough and New York
City. In 2000 legislation was passed by the Senate and Assembly to add
needed express bus service. This legislation was vetoed by the
Governor because an agreement was made through the MTA to serve the
residents of the South Shore with three express buses, two of which
are operated by a private bus company.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2013: referred to Transportation/A4407 referred to Corporations,
Authorities and Commissions
2012: S.7156 - Referred to Transportation/A.10435- Referred to
Corporations 2010: S.509 - Referred to Transportation/A.2615.-
Referred to Corpo- rations.
2009: S.509 Referred to Transportation/A.2615- Referred to
Corporations


2008: S.3038 - Referred to Transportation/A.2415- Referred to
Corporations
2007: S.3038 - Referred to Transportation/A.2415- Referred to
Corporations
2006: S.1842 - Referred to Transportation/A.3535- Referred to
Corporations
2005: S.1842 - Referred to Transportation/A.3535- Referred to
Corporations
2004: S.7542 - Referred to Transportation/A.11626- Referred to
Corporations
2001: Veto # 94

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                 2304--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the provision
  of express bus service to the south shore of Staten Island

  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 1266-j to read as follows:
  S  1266-J.  STATEN ISLAND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE. THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY
DIRECTED TO CONTINUE TO FUND AND OPERATE EXPRESS BUS SERVICE  TRANSPORT-
ING  RIDERS  BETWEEN  THE  COMMUNITIES  OF TOTTENVILLE, RICHMOND VALLEY,
PRINCE'S BAY, PLEASANT PLAINS,  CHARLESTON,  WOODROW  AND  ROSSVILLE  IN
STATEN  ISLAND  TO  THE  DOWNTOWN  AND/OR  MIDTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICTS OF
MANHATTAN ON ALL ROUTES OPERATING SUCH SERVICE ON APRIL  THIRTIETH,  TWO
THOUSAND FIFTEEN. THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO ASSUME AND OPERATE
THE TWO EXPRESS BUS ROUTES SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF HUGUENOT, PRINCESS
BAY, WOODROW, ROSSVILLE, ANNADALE AND ARDEN HEIGHTS TO THE MIDTOWN BUSI-
NESS  DISTRICT  OF  MANHATTAN AND BEING OPERATED BY ATLANTIC EXPRESS BUS
COMPANY ON APRIL THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN  AND  BETTER  KNOWN  AS
ROUTES NUMBERED X23 AND X24.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05595-02-4

Co-Sponsors

S2304B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4407B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1266-j, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7156, A10435
2009-2010: A2615

S2304B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Provides for the continuation of express bus service to the south shore of Staten Island.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S2304B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to the provision of express bus service to the south shore of
Staten Island

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide continued express bus
Service to the downtown and midtown business districts of Manhattan.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Adds a new Section 1266-j, which directs the Metropolitan
Transportation. Authority (MTA) to fund and operate existing express
bus service routes servicing the South Shore of Staten Island within
the city of New York to the downtown and midtown business districts of
Manhattan.

JUSTIFICATION: According to U.S. Census data released in early March
2000, Richmond County (Staten Island) is ranked as the fastest growing
county in New York State. The South Shore of Staten Island,
specifically the communities of Tottenville, Richmond Valley, Prince's
Hay, Pleasant Plains, Charleston, Woodrow and Rossville, is the only
area of its size (in terms of population and geography) excluded from
the MTA's full range of publicly provided surface transit services to
and from Manhattan's downtown and midtown business districts.

The MTA operates 30 express bus routes in Staten Island, all north of
Huguenot Avenue. Residents there can find and utilize an express bus
route merely a couple of blocks from their residences. Yet, the MTA
does not provide adequate service south of Huguenot Avenue in the
South Shore area. Due to the lack of service, South Shore residents
who currently opt for bus service must either take MTA local service
to an MTA express stop and then transfer, or take private express bus
or charter bus service through New Jersey. The MTA needs to establish
express bus service throughout all of Staten Island to address the
transportation inequities in the South Shore and grant its residents
the same convenience afforded to the rest of the borough and New York
City. In 2000 legislation was passed by the Senate and Assembly to add
needed express bus service. This legislation was vetoed by the
Governor because an agreement was made through the MTA to serve the
residents of the South Shore with three express buses, two of which
are operated by a private bus company.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2013: referred to Transportation/A4407 referred to Corporations,
Authorities and Commissions
2012: S.7156 - Referred to Transportation/A.10435- Referred to
Corporations
2010: S.509 - Referred to Transportation/A.2615.- Referred to
Corporations.
2009: S.509 Referred to Transportation/A.2615- Referred to
Corporations
2008: S.3038 - Referred to Transportation/A.2415- Referred to
Corporations
2007: S.3038 - Referred to Transportation/A.2415- Referred to
Corporations


2006: S.1842 - Referred to Transportation/A.3535- Referred to
Corporations
2005: S.1842 - Referred to Transportation/A.3535- Referred to
Corporations
2004: S.7542 - Referred to Transportation/A.11626- Referred to
Corporations
2001: Veto94

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 2304--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LANZA, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  recommitted to the Committee  on  Transportation  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the provision
  of express bus service to the south shore of Staten Island

  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 1266-j to read as follows:
  S  1266-J.  STATEN ISLAND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE. THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY
DIRECTED TO CONTINUE TO FUND AND OPERATE EXPRESS BUS SERVICE  TRANSPORT-
ING  RIDERS  BETWEEN  THE  COMMUNITIES  OF TOTTENVILLE, RICHMOND VALLEY,
PRINCE'S BAY, PLEASANT PLAINS,  CHARLESTON,  WOODROW  AND  ROSSVILLE  IN
STATEN  ISLAND  TO  THE  DOWNTOWN  AND/OR  MIDTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICTS OF
MANHATTAN ON ALL ROUTES OPERATING SUCH SERVICE ON APRIL  THIRTIETH,  TWO
THOUSAND FIFTEEN. THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO ASSUME AND OPERATE
THE TWO EXPRESS BUS ROUTES SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF HUGUENOT, PRINCESS
BAY, WOODROW, ROSSVILLE, ANNADALE AND ARDEN HEIGHTS TO THE MIDTOWN BUSI-
NESS  DISTRICT OF MANHATTAN AND BEING OPERATED BY ACADEMY BUS COMPANY ON
APRIL THIRTIETH,  TWO  THOUSAND  SIXTEEN  AND  BETTER  KNOWN  AS  ROUTES
NUMBERED X23 AND X24.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05595-04-4

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