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SECTION 1269-D
Submission of strategic operation plan
Public Authorities (PBA) CHAPTER 43-A, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 11
§ 1269-d. Submission of strategic operation plan. 1. On or before July
first nineteen hundred eighty-seven, the authority shall submit to the
governor a strategic operation plan for the five year period commencing
January first of the following year. One component of the plan shall be
for the bus and subway services of the New York city transit authority
and its subsidiaries and for the Staten Island rapid transit operating
authority; the other component shall be for the commuter railroad
services, not including the Staten Island rapid transit operating
authority, under the jurisdiction of the authority. The plan may be
amended as required but shall be updated at least annually. The plan
shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:

a. Long-range goals and objectives for the operation of services and
facilities;

b. Planned service and performance standards for each year of the
period covered by the plan; including, in such plan submitted after July
first, nineteen hundred eighty-eight, (a) standards for determining
frequency of service at peak hours and off-peak hours, (b) frequency of
service at peak and off-peak hours based on the application of such
standards to the current period for each subway line, bus route or group
of bus routes, and commuter rail lines, divisions or branches as
appropriate, (c) projected performance for each subway line, bus route
or group of bus routes, and commuter rail lines, divisions or branches
as appropriate as measured by reliability indicators commonly utilized
within the transit industry, including such measures as mean distance
between failures for subway cars, planned number of vehicles with air
conditioning and projected reliability of such equipment, planned
standards for cleanliness of the interior and exterior of subway cars,
commuter rail cars, buses, and passenger stations, and other appropriate
measures of planned performance influencing the quality of services;

c. Level and structure of fares projected for each year of the period
covered by the plan;

d. Estimated operating and capital resources anticipated to be
available from internal sources as well as from federal, state, regional
and local sources;

e. Estimated operating and capital costs to satisfy planned standards
of performance and service;

f. Strategies to improve productivity; control cost growth; integrate
and coordinate the delivery of services provided by the authority as
well as other public and private transportation providers in the service
area;

g. Specific allocation of operating and capital resources by mode and
operation, including funds, personnel, and equipment;

h. Configuration by mode, operation and route of the services to be
provided and the facilities to be operated, identifying major planned
changes in services and routes; and

i. Identification of the operating and capital costs as compared to
the revenues anticipated from system users for the metropolitan
transportation authority and its subsidiaries and the New York city
transit authority and its subsidiary.

j. An analysis of the relationship between specific planned capital
elements contained in approved capital program plans and the achievement
of planned service and performance standards. Such analysis shall
include the relationship of specific planned capital elements to the
achievement of such service and performance standards for each subway
line, bus route or group of bus routes, or commuter rail lines,
divisions or branches as appropriate.

2. Each annual update of the plan shall include a status report
summarizing the extent to which planned service and performance
standards developed for the previous year were achieved, the causes of
any failure to achieve projected standards of service, and corrective
measures the authority intends to take to avoid non-achievement of
projected standards in the next upcoming year.

3. The metropolitan transportation authority shall take into
consideration any petitions from local officials for improved services,
including how these service improvements relate to the service and
performance standards described above, and shall consult with
appropriate local officials in its preparation and periodic updates to
the operation plan.