Under the bill, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) would be required to offer e-mail and text message notifications regarding major transportation projects—those that will alter four or more consecutive blocks or 1,000 consecutive feet of street and involving a major realignment of the roadway—to interested individuals, Council Members, and Community Boards.
Int. No. 718
By Council Member Williams
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing e-mail and text message notifications regarding major transportation projects
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 19-101.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new subdivision k to read as follows:
k. The department shall ensure that the website of the department or a website operated by the department of information technology and telecommunications permits individuals to sign up to receive text message and/or e-mail notifications relating to major transportation projects. Individuals shall be permitted to limit their receipt of such notifications by, at minimum, borough, street, and cross street. Affected council member(s) and community board(s) shall receive all notifications relating to major transportation projects, but shall be permitted to opt out.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.
KET 11/7/14 12:12PM
LS 2631/Int 584-2014