senate Bill S7161

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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 01, 2014 referred to transportation

S7161 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1111-c, V & T L

S7161 - Bill Texts

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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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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repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.

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

                                  7161

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               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.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14609-01-4

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