assembly Bill A8272

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to conducting a study on the feasibility of using the Triboro rail line as a public transit line co-mingling with freight service

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jun 11, 2019 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A8272 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7124
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: A5222, S3262
2023-2024: A1934, S1086

A8272 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to conducting a study on the feasibility of using the Triboro rail line as a public transit line co-mingling with freight services.

A8272 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8272

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT directing the metropolitan transportation authority to study the
  feasibility of co-mingling public transit and freight service  on  the
  proposed  Triboro  line along the rail right-of-way running from Co-op
  City in the Bronx, through  Queens,  and  terminating  in  Bay  Ridge,
  Brooklyn

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

  Section 1. 1. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall  conduct
a  study  to  explore  the  use of the Triboro rail line as a co-mingled
public transit and freight line, exploring the reduction of travel  time
for residents and an increase in quality of life for outer borough resi-
dents.
  2.  The  study  shall  cover  the  full  extent  of the corridor which
includes Amtrak's ownership in  the  Bronx  south  over  the  Hell  Gate
bridge,  CSX's  Fremont Secondary line south to Fresh Pond Junction, and
the Long Island Rail Road's Bay Ridge branch operated by  New  York  and
Atlantic Railway.
  3.  Such study shall examine the challenges, opportunities, and feasi-
bility of co-mingling public  transit  and  freight  service  along  the
Triboro rail line.
  4. Within one year of the effective date of this act, the Metropolitan
Transportation  Authority  shall  issue  a report of its findings on the
feasibility and benefits  of  co-mingling  public  transit  and  freight
service along the Triboro rail line to the governor, the temporary pres-
ident  of the senate and the speaker of the assembly of the state of New
York.  Such report shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
  (a) the populations served and  ridership  expected  to  benefit  from
public transit on the Triboro rail line;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13049-02-9