Assembly Bill A3181

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the service area for paratransit transportation

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2021-A3181 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15-b & 15-c, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3181

2021-A3181 - Summary

Requires accessible buses to be available within a service area measuring three miles from any bus line of the authority or its subsidiaries.

2021-A3181 - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3181
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. STECK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. HUNTER,
   SANTABARBARA, SIMON -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
   Transportation
 
 AN  ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to the service area
   for paratransit transportation
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 15-b of the transportation law, as
 amended  by  chapter  385  of  the  laws  of 1985, is amended to read as
 follows:
   4. Accessible buses. The system shall include access by transportation
 disabled persons, including persons in wheelchairs,  to  not  less  than
 sixty-five  percent  of  buses  in  the  regularly operated fleet of the
 authority, which shall be properly operated and maintained to facilitate
 their use by transportation disabled persons. To  meet  this  sixty-five
 percent  requirement,  all buses purchased, leased, or otherwise brought
 newly into service on the bus lines of the  authority  and  its  subsid-
 iaries,  except  buses  leased  or otherwise put into service to relieve
 temporary, unplanned shortages of buses in service, shall be  accessible
 to transportation disabled persons until the sixty-five percent require-
 ment  is met.  ACCESSIBLE BUSES SHALL BE AVAILABLE WITHIN A SERVICE AREA
 MEASURING FIVE MILES FROM ANY BUS LINE OF THE AUTHORITY AND ITS  SUBSID-
 IARIES.
   §  2.  Subdivision  4  of  section  15-c  of the transportation law is
 amended by adding a new paragraph c to read as follows:
   C. ACCESSIBLE BUSES SHALL BE AVAILABLE WITHIN A SERVICE AREA MEASURING
 FIVE MILES FROM ANY BUS LINE OF THE AUTHORITY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04284-01-1

              

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2021-A3181A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15-b & 15-c, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3181

2021-A3181A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires accessible buses to be available within a service area measuring three miles from any bus line of the authority or its subsidiaries.

2021-A3181A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3181--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. STECK, EPSTEIN, KELLES, STIRPE -- Multi-Sponsored
   by  --  M. of A. HUNTER, SANTABARBARA, SIMON -- read once and referred
   to the Committee  on  Transportation  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee

 AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to the service  area
   for paratransit transportation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 15-b of the transportation law, as
 amended by chapter 385 of the laws  of  1985,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   4. Accessible buses. The system shall include access by transportation
 disabled  persons,  including  persons  in wheelchairs, to not less than
 sixty-five percent of buses in  the  regularly  operated  fleet  of  the
 authority, which shall be properly operated and maintained to facilitate
 their  use  by  transportation disabled persons. To meet this sixty-five
 percent requirement, all buses purchased, leased, or  otherwise  brought
 newly  into  service  on  the bus lines of the authority and its subsid-
 iaries, except buses leased or otherwise put  into  service  to  relieve
 temporary,  unplanned shortages of buses in service, shall be accessible
 to transportation disabled persons until the sixty-five percent require-
 ment is met.  ACCESSIBLE BUSES SHALL BE AVAILABLE WITHIN A SERVICE  AREA
 MEASURING THREE MILES FROM ANY BUS LINE OF THE AUTHORITY AND ITS SUBSID-
 IARIES.
   § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 15-c of the transportation law, as added
 by chapter 61 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
   4. Required level of fixed-route accessibility. a. Each transportation
 provider  shall  provide access to one hundred percent of its regularly-
 operated buses that provide local,  fixed-route  service.  To  implement
 this  requirement  on  and after the effective date of this section, all
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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