senate Bill S7124

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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 13, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 12, 2020 1st report cal.434
Jan 08, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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Feb 12, 2020 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: Feb 12, 2020

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S7124 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8272
Law Section:
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

S7124 (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.

S7124 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7124 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7124

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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.

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