This bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a one-time study determining the feasibility of building a light rail system in New York City. The study would include recommendations for building a light rail route that would increase mass transit in the areas within New York City that have been identified as lacking mass transit options.
Int. No. 323
By Council Members Rodriguez and Brannan
A Local Law in relation to a study to be conducted by the department of transportation determining the feasibility of building a light rail system in the city of New York
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. The commissioner of the department of transportation of the city of New York shall conduct a study determining the feasibility of developing a light rail system within the city of New York. Such study shall include recommendations related to light rail options that would increase access to mass transit in areas that have been identified as lacking adequate mass transit options.
§ 2. Such study shall be submitted to the mayor and the council and posted on the website of the department of transportation within one year, if feasible, but in no event later than two years, after enactment of this local law.
§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.