This legislation would require the department of transportation to provide notification to affected community boards and council members at least thirty days prior to adding additional bus companies or bus lines to bus stops.
Int. No. 987
By Council Members Koo, Chin and Holden
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notifying community boards and council members before adding an additional bus company or bus line to bus stops
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-101.7 to read as follows:
§19-101.7 Notification, prior to changing bus stops. a. Not less than 30 days prior to the addition of a new bus company or a new bus line to a bus stop, the department shall provide written notification of the anticipated change to affected council member(s) and community board(s) by electronic mail.
b. Within ten business days after receipt of such notice: (i) the affected council member(s) may submit recommendations and/or comments regarding such notice to the department; and (ii) the affected community board(s) may either submit recommendations and/or comments regarding such notice, and/or request a presentation regarding such bus stop change, which, where practicable, shall be made to such community board(s) within 20 days of such request.
c. Any recommendations and/or comments received by the department pursuant to subdivision c of this section shall be reviewed prior to the addition of such new bus stops or bus lines to such bus stops.
§2. This local law takes 90 days after it becomes law.