City Council Transportation Committee Hearing on Int 199

The City Council transportation committee, chaired by Councilman John Liu, will hold a hearing on Int 199-2006, a Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to modifying Department of Transportation performance targets and indicators towards the goal of reducing traffic congestion citywide. This is sponsored by Council Members Brewer, Comrie, Foster, James, Mark-Viverito, Palma, Recchia Jr., Sanders Jr., Seabrook, Vacca, Vann, Mendez, Gerson, Nelson, Koppell, Reyna, Lappin and Arroyo.

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City Council Hearing on Bike Safety Legislation

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The City Council Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on: Proposed Int 24-A – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to bicycles used for commercial purposes (requiring helmets). Proposed Int 58-A – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, […]

City Council Hearing on Pedestrian Safety

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In response to Transportation Alternatives’ powerful rally for pedestrian safety last month, Council Member and Chair of the Transportation Committee John Liu has called for a hearing on this important issue. The hearing could be a great opportunity to influence the incoming Commissioner of Transportation, who starts work just three days after this hearing. Transportation […]

Council Targets Roaming Tour Buses, Old School Buses

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Photo: artgyrl/Flickr The City Council will hold hearings on new rules for tour bus operators next Monday. Int. 742 would have companies switch from open-air amplification of tour guides to headphone-based systems in buses with unenclosed upper decks or open windows. Int. 836 would require submission of operating plans, including routes, trip times and frequency, […]

Bloomberg Admin Misses “Golden Opportunity” on Intro. 199

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In the latest issue of Mobilizing the Region, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign questions how the Bloomberg Administration’s purported commitment to long-term planning and sustainability squares with the Department of Transportation’s opposition to Intro. 199, City Council legislation aimed at collecting better data on how New York City’s streets are managed and used: Testifying before the […]