DOT Notice of Public Hearing - Access-A-Ride Vehicles Proposed Rule

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019
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These proposed rule amendments would allow certain AAR vehicles to use bus lanes in order to provide a faster service to people with disabilities; clarify express lane requirements for Access-A-Ride vehicles; and repeal Chapter 5, which contains provisions regulating the paratransit program Access-A-Ride that is no longer operated by DOT. Specifically, the proposed amendments are as follows: • Section 4-01(b) would be amended by adding a new definition for “Access-A-Ride vehicle”. • Section 4-07(k) would be amended by clarifying express lane requirements for Access-A-Ride vehicles. • Section 4-12(m) would be amended by allowing certain Access-A-Ride vehicles to use bus lanes. • Chapter 5 of Title 34 of the City’s rules would be repealed in its entirety. The repeal of Chapter 5 was identified during the retrospective rules review. Working with the City’s rulemaking agencies, the Law Department, and the Office of Management and Budget, the Mayor’s Office of Operations conducted a retrospective rules review of the City’s existing rules, identifying those rules that will be repealed or modified to reduce regulatory burdens, increase equity, support small businesses, and simplify and update content to help support public understanding and compliance.

Public Hearing

DOT Notice of Public Hearing - Access-A-Ride Vehicles Proposed Rule

Public Hearing Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:00pm


DOT Bid Room at 55 Water Street, Concourse Level
55 Water St. The entrance facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.
New York, NY 10041