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, […]

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 […]

Pedestrian Interference

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  Left to right: New York City Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner/Senior Policy Advisor David Woloch, Commissioner Iris Weinshall, a procurement and technical servicea aide and City Councilmembers John Liu and Gale Brewer. As I saw it, the three big bullet points to come out of yesterday’s City Council Transportation Committee hearing on Intro. 199, […]

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, […]