Proposed Sight-seeing Bus Stop Permits Rule

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Comment By: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

Local Law 175 of 2018 amended Title 19 of the New York City Administrative Code (the “Ad Code”) by adding a new section 19-175.6, which requires sight-seeing bus operators to apply for on-street Bus Stop Permits from the Department of -Transportation. The proposed changes will conform DOT’S Traffic Rules to the aforementioned Ad Code changes and additionally, will update the parkway permit restrictions to allow heavier vehicles on portions of the Belt Parkway.

Specifically, the proposed rule would:


·         Amend Section4-01(b)by adding a newdefinitionfor“Shuttle bus”. 


·         Amend Section4-07(j)(3)(i) by removing the weight restriction for the Belt Parkway.

·         Amend Section 4-10(c) by requiring that bus stops must be assigned by the  Department under a permit system.

·         Repeal Section4-10(j)and replace it with a new section 4-10(j) requiring the owner or operator of a sight-seeing bus, shuttle bus, or public transportation bus, that makes on-street stops to pick up or discharge passengers in the City of New York, to obtain a Bus Stop Permit from  DOT for each on-street bus stop location.

Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 1:00pm


DOT Bid Room, Concourse Level
55 Water Street Southeast corner facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.
New York, NY 10041