This bill would require the New York City Department of Transportation to include in its truck route compliance study information about the feasibility of developing a web-based interactive mapping application that integrates the City’s truck route map with global positioning system technology.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 978
By Council Member Reynoso
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a truck route GPS study
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 19-178.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 57 for the year 2015, is amended to read as follows:
§ 19-178.1 Truck route compliance study. The department shall conduct a study of compliance with the rules of the city of New York by truck drivers related to truck routes. Such study shall also include locations where large numbers of truck drivers routinely operate off designated truck routes, which may include areas identified by council members and community boards. Such study shall also include information on the feasibility of integrating the truck route map into an interactive, web-based application that can be used with global positioning systems technology. Based on the study, the department shall institute measures designed to increase truck route compliance based on best practices for roadway design and operations, including but not limited to, converting two-way streets to one-way streets, posting of signs regarding the permissible use of certain routes by trucks, as appropriate, and education and outreach to the trucking industry. The department shall post on the department’s website and submit to the speaker of the council such study, including the locations of such measures, no later than January 1,  2019.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
LS # 5933