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New York City Department of Small Business Services

NOTICE OF ADOPTION 

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services pursuant to section 1301 of the New York City Charter (Charter) and in accordance with the requirements of section 1043 of said Charter, the Department of Small Business Services has adopted amendments to Subchapter F of Chapter 11 of Title 66 of the Rules of the City of New York. These amendments were published in the City Record on November 19, 2019. A public hearing was held on December 20, 2019. No testimony was received at the hearing, and no comments were submitted to the Department of Small Business Services. This rule will go into effect 30 days after this publication in the City Record. 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

From school years 2014-15 through 2018-19, the Department of Small Business Services (DSBS) has administered a grant program to support the employment of experienced school bus workers impacted by changes in the Department of Education’s (DOE) contracts for school bus transportation.  Pursuant to the authority vested in DSBS by Section 1301 of the New York City Charter, DSBS is adopting a rule that will continue the grant program for the 2019-20 school year. 

Since 1979, following a school bus strike, DOE’s school bus contracts included employee protection provisions (EPPs) requiring school transportation contractors, among other things, to give priority in hiring to employees who became unemployed because of their employers’ loss of DOE bus contract work and to pay such employees the same wages and benefits they had received prior to becoming unemployed. 

Following the 2011 decision by the New York State Court of Appeals in L&M Bus Corp., et al., v. the New York City Department of Education, et al. (L&M), DOE did not include EPPs or similar provisions in solicitations for its school bus contracts. After the issuance of the first such post-L&M solicitation, there was a school bus strike in January and February of 2013.  

DSBS’s grant program, created by Local Law 44 of 2014, was designed to encourage school bus contractors providing transportation services to DOE to maintain the wages and benefits of those employees who had prior experience in the industry. In the years since 2014, grant programs successfully supported the employment of approximately 1,200 school bus workers. This rule continues the school bus employee grant program for the 2019-20 school year.

Effective Date: 
Sat, 02/08/2020

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

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 DOT. The proposed changes conform DOT’S Traffic Rules to the aforementioned Ad Code changes and additionally, update the parkway permit restrictions to allow heavier vehicles on portions of the Belt Parkway.

Specifically, the proposed rule:

  • Amends Section 4-01(b) by adding a new definition for “Shuttle bus”. 
  • Amends Section 4-07(j)(3)(i) by removing the weight restriction for the Belt Parkway.
  • Amends Section 4-10(c) by requiring that bus stops must be assigned by DOT under a permit system.
  • Repeals Section 4-10(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 .

Based on DOT’s final review of the rule and comments received from the public, reference to the existing DOT’s Traffic Rules section 4-12(j)(1) was removed, an additional initial application requirement was added, the number of violations issued to an applicant or a Bus Stop Permit holder was changed to take into consideration the number of buses a company has in service, and another reason for suspending or revoking a Bus Stop Permit was added.

 

Effective Date: 
Sun, 02/09/2020

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

From school years 2014-15 through 2018-19, the Department of Small Business Services (DSBS) has administered a grant program to support the employment of experienced school bus workers impacted by changes in the Department of Education’s (DOE) contracts for school bus transportation.  Pursuant to the authority vested in DSBS by Section 1301 of the New York City Charter, DSBS is proposing a rule that would continue the grant program for the 2019-20 school year. 

Since 1979, following a school bus strike, DOE’s school bus contracts included employee protection provisions (EPPs) requiring school transportation contractors, among other things, to give priority in hiring to employees who became unemployed because of their employers’ loss of DOE bus contract work and to pay such employees the same wages and benefits they had received prior to becoming unemployed. 

Following the 2011 decision by the New York State Court of Appeals in L&M Bus Corp., et al., v. the New York City Department of Education, et al. (L&M), DOE did not include EPPs or similar provisions in solicitations for its school bus contracts. After the issuance of the first such post-L&M solicitation, there was a school bus strike in January and February of 2013.  

DSBS’s grant program, created by Local Law 44 of 2014, was designed to encourage school bus contractors providing transportation services to DOE to maintain the wages and benefits of those employees who had prior experience in the industry. In the years since 2014, grant programs successfully supported the employment of approximately 1,200 school bus workers. This proposed rule continues the school bus employee grant program for the 2019-20 school year.

 

Keywords:
Subject: 

Continuation of School Bus Grant Program

Location: 
Department of Small Business Services
1 Liberty Plaza 11th floor
New York, NY 10006
Contact: 

No contact

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

During the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 school years, the Department of Small Business Services (DSBS) administered a grant program to support the employment of experienced school bus workers who have been impacted by changes in the Department of Education’s (DOE) contracts for school bus transportation. Pursuant to the authority vested in DSBS by New York City Charter § 1301, DSBS is proposing a rule that would continue the grant program for the 2018-19 school year.

 Since 1979, following a school bus strike, DOE’s school bus contracts included employee protection provisions (EPPs) requiring school transportation contractors, among other things, to give priority in hiring to employees who became unemployed because of their employers’ loss of DOE bus contract work and to pay such employees the same wages and benefits they had received prior to becoming unemployed.

 

 

Following the 2011 decision by the New York State Court of Appeals in L&M Bus Corp., et al., v. the New York City Department of Education, et al. (L&M), DOE did not include EPPs or similar provisions in solicitations for its school bus contracts. After the issuance of the first such post-L&M solicitation, there was a school bus strike in January and February of 2013.

 

DSBS’s grant program, created by Local Law 44 of 2014, was designed to encourage school bus contractors providing transportation services to DOE to maintain the wages and benefits of those employees who had prior experience in the industry.  The 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 grant programs successfully supported the employment of approximately 1200 school bus workers. This proposed rule continues the school bus employee grant program for the 2018-19 schoolyear.

Effective Date: 
Fri, 12/21/2018

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

During the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 school years, the Department of Small Business Services (DSBS) administered a grant program to support the employment of experienced school bus workers who have been impacted by changes in the Department of Education’s (DOE) contracts for school bus transportation. Pursuant to the authority vested in DSBS by New York City Charter § 1301, DSBS is proposing a rule that would continue the grant program for the 2018-19 school year.

Since 1979, following a school bus strike, DOE’s school bus contracts included employee protection provisions (EPPs) requiring school transportation contractors, among other things, to give priority in hiring to employees who became unemployed because of their employers’ loss of DOE bus contract work and to pay such employees the same wages and benefits they had received prior to becoming unemployed.

Following the 2011 decision by the New York State Court of Appeals in L&M Bus Corp., et al., v. the New York City Department of Education, et al. (L&M), DOE did not include EPPs or similar provisions in solicitations for its school bus contracts. After the issuance of the first such post-L&Msolicitation, there was a school bus strike in January and February of 2013.

 

DSBS’s grant program, created by Local Law 44 of 2014, was designed to encourage school bus contractors providing transportation services to DOE to maintain the wages and benefits of those employees who had prior experience in the industry.  The 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 grant programs successfully supported the employment of approximately 1200 school bus workers. This proposed rule continues the school bus employee grant program for the 2018-19 schoolyear.

Subject: 

Continuation of School Bus Grant Program

Location: 
New York City Department of Small Business Services
110 William Street 7th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

No contact

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to promulgate rules regarding parking and traffic operations in the City by Section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter. The rules that DOT is amending are contained within Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to the “Traffic Rules and Regulations.”

The purpose of these rule amendments is to reflect simplified parking signage that DOT has implemented over the last few years as well as to make general clean-up amendments. Specifically, the amendments to Chapter 4 of Title 34 are the following:

• Section 4-01(b) is amended to add a new definition for “dedicated use signs”, and update the definition of “taxi” to include green taxis.

• Section 4-08(a)(1) is amended to clarify that standing is prohibited when a dedicated use sign is posted.

• Section 4-08(a)(6) is amended to delete obsolete references to parking meters.

• Sections 4-08(c), 4-08(d), and 4-08(k), 4-08(l), and 4-08(o) are amended to clarify and delete certain references to specific dedicated use signs.

• Sections 4-08(d), 4-08(l)(1), and 4-08(o) are amended to update certain references to “handicapped permits”; delete a reference to a painted blue line in the Blue Zone; and delete certain obsolete portions of the rules relating to IVPS system.

• Section 4-11(a)(3) is being repealed in its entirety as it is no longer applicable.

• Section 4-12(m) is amended to reflect bus lane restrictions as contemplated by Local Law 113 of 2013.
In response to comments received by DOT, the following changes have been made to the proposed rule, which are reflected in the adopted rules:

• Remove proposed language regarding parking at a taxi stand so as not to conflict with 35 RCNY §80-19(c)(3).
• Clarify that an authorized bus cannot park even in an assigned bus stop.
• Consistently use the term “for-hire vehicle stand” instead of “for-hire vehicle stop”.

Effective Date: 
Wed, 08/01/2018

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN the

Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services (the “Commissioner”) pursuant to

section 1301 of the New York City Charter and in accordance with the provisions of section

1043 of the New York City Charter that the Department of Small Business Services promulgates

and adopts Subchapter F of Title 66 of the Rules of the City of New York to govern the

administration of a program that provides grants to companies that provide school bus

transportation in order to encourage such companies to maintain the wages and benefits of those

employees who have had prior experience in the industry.

 

Written comments regarding the rules were received in accordance with the notice published in

the City Record on October 13, 2017 or electronically through NYC RULES at

www.nyc.gov/nycrules. A public hearing was held on November 15, 2017.

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

During the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 school years, the Department of Small Business Services (DSBS) administered a grant program to support the employment of experienced school bus workers who have been impacted by changes in the Department of Education’s (DOE) contracts for school bus transportation.  Pursuant to the authority vested in DSBS by New York City Charter § 1301, DSBS is proposing a rule that would continue the grant program for the 2017-18 school year.

Since 1979, following a school bus strike, DOE’s school bus contracts included employee protection provisions (EPPs) requiring school transportation contractors, among other things, to give priority in hiring to employees who became unemployed because of their employers’ loss of DOE bus contract work and to pay such employees the same wages and benefits they had received prior to becoming unemployed.

Following the 2011 decision by the New York State Court of Appeals in L&M Bus Corp., et al., v. the New York City Department of Education, et al. (L&M), DOE did not include EPPs or similar provisions in solicitations for its school bus contracts. After the issuance of the first such post-L&M solicitation, there was a school bus strike in January and February of 2013. 

 

DSBS’s grant program, created by Local Law 44 of 2014, was designed to encourage school bus contractors providing transportation services to DOE to maintain the wages and benefits of those employees who had prior experience in the industry.  The 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 grant programs successfully supported the employment of approximately 1200 school bus workers.  This proposed rule continues the school bus employee grant program for the 2017-18 school year.

Effective Date: 
Sat, 01/13/2018

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

During the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 school years, the Department of Small Business Services (DSBS) administered a grant program to support the employment of experienced school bus workers who have been impacted by changes in the Department of Education’s (DOE) contracts for school bus transportation.  Pursuant to the authority vested in DSBS by New York City Charter § 1301, DSBS is proposing a rule that would continue the grant program for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Since 1979, following a school bus strike, DOE’s school bus contracts included employee protection provisions (EPPs) requiring school transportation contractors, among other things, to give priority in hiring to employees who became unemployed because of their employers’ loss of DOE bus contract work and to pay such employees the same wages and benefits they had received prior to becoming unemployed.

 

Following the 2011 decision by the New York State Court of Appeals in L&M Bus Corp., et al., v. the New York City Department of Education, et al. (L&M), DOE did not include EPPs or similar provisions in solicitations for its school bus contracts. After the issuance of the first such post-L&M solicitation, there was a school bus strike in January and February of 2013. 

 

DSBS’s grant program, created by Local Law 44 of 2014, was designed to encourage school bus contractors providing transportation services to DOE to maintain the wages and benefits of those employees who had prior experience in the industry.  The 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 grant programs successfully supported the employment of approximately 1200 school bus workers.  This proposed rule continues the school bus employee grant program for the 2017-18 school year.

Subject: 

Continuation of School Bus Grant Program

Location: 
New York City Department of Small Business Services 7th Floor
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

No contact

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

This is a Notice of Adoption of a Rule amendment relating to the assignment of bus stop permits by the New York City Department of Transportation.
Effective Date: 
Thu, 05/12/2016

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:2)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, March 11, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

Rules to conduct a one-time random assignment of bus stop permits to sightseeing bus operators.

Subject: 

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Location: 
NYCDOT - Bid Room
55 Water Street
New York, NY 10041
Contact: 

No contact

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