senate Bill S6150

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to full mass transit accessibility for facilities operated by the metropolitan transportation authority

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
May 20, 2019 referred to transportation

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S6150 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7753
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §15-d, Transp L; amd §1269-b, Pub Auth L

S6150 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires capital program plans of the MTA to include specific, detailed steps to be taken to increase station accessibility until such time as one hundred percent accessibility of stations is achieved; sets out certain goals and targets for improvements.

S6150 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6150 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

    S. 6150                                                  A. 7753

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              May 20, 2019
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens. GOUNARDES, RAMOS -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Transportation

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ, L. ROSENTHAL, CARROLL --
  read  once  and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities
  and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the transportation law and the public  authorities  law,
  in relation to full mass transit accessibility for facilities operated
  by the metropolitan transportation authority

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

  Section 1. The transportation law is amended by adding a  new  section
15-d to read as follows:
  §  15-D.  ACCESSIBLE  TRANSPORTATION.  1. THE NEW YORK CITY ACCESSIBLE
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM SHALL INCLUDE ACCESS BY INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILI-
TIES TO RAPID TRANSIT SERVICES THROUGH THE RENOVATION OF  AN  ADDITIONAL
FIFTY  SUBWAY  STATIONS  OPERATED  BY  THE  METROPOLITAN  TRANSPORTATION
AUTHORITY (THE "AUTHORITY"), BEYOND THE  NUMBER  OF  STATIONS  CURRENTLY
ACCESSIBLE  WITHIN  FIVE  YEARS  AS PART OF THE AUTHORITY'S TWO THOUSAND
TWENTY - TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR CAPITAL PROGRAM, AND ONE HUNDRED THIR-
TY NEW ACCESSIBLE STATIONS AS PART OF THE TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FIVE - TWO
THOUSAND TWENTY-NINE CAPITAL PROGRAM, AS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION.
  2. THE AUTHORITY SHALL DEVELOP  CRITERIA  TO  DETERMINE  HOW  TO  BEST
PRIORITIZE  SUBWAY STATIONS FOR ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS. THE CRITERIA
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE  LIMITED  TO:  CITYWIDE  GEOGRAPHIC  COVERAGE;
TRANSIT TRANSFER OPTIONS; ANNUAL RIDERSHIP VOLUME; CENSUS TRACT DATA FOR
SENIOR  AND  DISABLED POPULATIONS AND PERCENTAGE OF THOSE POPULATIONS IN
POVERTY; RESIDENTIAL DENSITY OF SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS; AND PROXIMITY
TO MEDICAL CENTERS, SCHOOLS, PARKS, BUSINESS  DISTRICTS,  CULTURAL  HUBS
AND  SENIOR  CENTERS.  SUCH CRITERIA SHALL BE MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE AS

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

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