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Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Proposed 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 City Charter. The rules that DOT is seeking to amend 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 proposed rule amendments is to help reduce traffic congestion in the City of New York.  Specifically, the amendments to Chapter 4 of Title 34 are the following:

 

·         Section 4-08(f)(1) is amended to clarify double parking restrictions.

 

·         Section 4-08(l)(1) is REPEALED in its entirety.

 

·         Sections 4-08(l)(2) and 4-08(l)(3)(i) are amended to expand the area where double parking is  prohibited from 8th Avenue to 12th Avenue.

Subject: 

DOT Proposed Double Parking Rule

Location: 
Bid Room
55 Water St., Concourse Level, the southeast corner of 55 Water Street facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.
New York, NY 10041
Contact: 

212-839-6500

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:5)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

The purpose of this proposed rule is to establish an electric vehicle charging station pilot program at designated on-street and off-street locations pursuant to Local Law 160 of 2016.

 

Specifically, the amendments to the Traffic Rules being proposed are as follows:

 

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Section 4-01 adds new definitions for “electric vehicle” and “electric vehicle charging station”.

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Section 4-08 is amended to include various amendments that outline the parking restrictions associated with authorized vehicles, including electric vehicle charging stations.

Subject: 

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Location: 
DOT Bid Room
55 Water Street, Concourse Level Entrance is located on the SE corner of 55 Water St facing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
New York, NY 10041
Contact: 

No contact

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

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.

Subject: 

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

Location: 
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
Contact: 

212-839-6500

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

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 highway operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(b) of the City Charter. The rules that DOT amends are contained within Chapter 2 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to its “Highway Rules.”

These rules make amendments to clarify existing requirements in section 2-07 and establish new requirements relating to street openings and excavations in section 2-11 of the Highway Rules. The amendments are as follows:

• Section 2-11(e)(10)(vi) is amended by clarifying requirements for skid-resistant plates.

• Section 2-11(e)(10)(vii) is amended by clarifying the requirement that all signs must be removed when work is completed.

• Section 2-11(e)(12)(iv) is amended by changing the requirement for roadway openings.

• Section 2-11(e)(12)(xiii) is amended by adding the requirement that the final completed wearing course surface must be without any defects.

• Section 2-11(f)(4)(ii) is amended by adding base installation as another phase of the work that may be inspected by DOT.

These rules also include plain language and other minor changes to section 2-07 identified during the retrospective rules review conducted by the Mayor’s Office of Operations with the City’s rulemaking agencies, the Law Department, and the Office of Management and Budget.

Based on the comments received during the hearing, the proposed amendment to section 2-11(e)(10)(v) clarifying the height at which signs should be placed by permittees has been deleted. Currently, all permittees must comply with the most recent version of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices of Streets and Highways regarding placement of signs.

Effective Date: 
Fri, 04/05/2019

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 pursuant to 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 its “Traffic Rules.”
 
As required by section 19-174 of the New York City Administrative Code, the purpose of this rule is to establish horse drawn cab passenger boarding areas. At the request of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the proposed rule designates specific locations for the horse carriage passenger boarding areas in Central Park.  As of June 27, 2018, the Central Park Drives were permanently closed to unauthorized traffic. Limiting boarding of horse drawn cabs to these restricted areas within Central Park will reduce the amount of time that horses spend alongside vehicular traffic, thereby limiting horses’ interaction and potential conflict with vehicular traffic and thus promoting the safety and well-being of the horses, the occupants of horse drawn cabs, and the occupants of motor vehicles.
 
Specifically, the amendments to the Traffic Rules being proposed are as follows:
 
•Section 4-01 amends the definition of “horse drawn vehicle” to use the same term (“horse drawn cab”) used in section 19-174 of the New York City Administrative Code.
 
•Section 4-09(d) is amended to reflect the change from “horse drawn vehicle” to “horse drawn cab.”
 
•Section 4-11(c)(7) is amended to reflect the change from “horse-drawn carriage” to “horse drawn cab.” 
•Section 4-12(t) is a new subdivision that establishes specific locations for horse carriage passenger boarding areas.
 
In response to the volume of comments received by DOT relating to the specific features available at each passenger boarding area originally proposed, DOT and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation reviewed, among other things, the slope, shade, and water availability of the proposed sites.
The following changes have been made to the proposed rule, which are reflected in the adopted rules:
•Remove three of the proposed stops: West 67th Roundabout, East 72nd Street Entrance and West 72nd Street Entrance.  
•Add a new horse drawn cab passenger boarding area at the Sixth Avenue Entrance.
 
Effective Date: 
Fri, 02/15/2019

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to promulgate rules regarding highway operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(b) of the City Charter. The rules that DOT is seeking to amend are contained within Chapter 2 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to its “Highway Rules.”

The purpose of the proposed rule is to clarify the language in section 2-07 and to revise section 2-11 of the Highway Rules to clarify existing requirements and to establish new requirements relating to street openings and excavations. More specifically, the following changes are being proposed:

 Section 2-11(e)(10)(v) is amended by clarifying the height at which signs should be placed by permittees.

 Section 2-11(e)(10)(vi) is amended by clarifying requirements for skid-resistant plates.

 Section 2-11(e)(10)(vii) is amended by clarifying the requirement that all signs must be removed when work is completed.

 Section 2-11(e)(12)(iv) is amended by changing the requirement for roadway openings.

 Section 2-11(e)(12)(xiii) is amended by adding the requirement that the final completed wearing course surface must be without any defects.

 Section 2-11(f)(4)(ii) is amended by adding base installation as another phase of the work

The proposed rule also includes plain language and other minor changes to section 2-07 identified during the retrospective rules review conducted by the Mayor’s Office of Operations with the City’s rulemaking agencies, the Law Department, and the Office of Management and Budget.

Subject: 

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Location: 
DOT Bid Room
55 Water Street, Concourse Level Bid Room is located on the SE corner of 55 Water St facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.
New York, NY 10041
Contact: 

No contact

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to issue rules regarding parking and traffic operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter. The rules that DOT amends are contained within Chapters 3 and 4 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to its Traffic Rules.

Local Law 91 of 2017 amends sections 10-157 and 10-157.1 of the New York City Administrative Code (the “Admin. Code”) regarding bicycles used for commercial purposes. Based on these recent amendments, the following changes are made to the Traffic Rules.

Section 4-12(p)(4)(i) is amended by adding a new definition of “bicycle operator” and revising the definition of “business using a bicycle for commercial purposes”.

Section 4-12(p)(4)(ii) is amended by deleting the bicycle safety poster posting requirements in subparagraph (ii) and adding new registration requirements for a business using a bicycle for commercial purposes that does not have a site within the city that is open and available to the public.

Section 4-12(p)(4)(iii) – (vi) is amended by revising the requirements for the bicycle safety poster.

Section 3-01 is amended by adding a new penalty to the Penalty Schedule.

This rulemaking also includes plain language and other minor changes to Section 4-01 (“Words and phrases defined”) identified during the retrospective rules review conducted by the Mayor’s Office of Operations with the City’s rulemaking agencies, the Law Department, and the Office of Management and Budget.

Based on DOT’s final review of the aforementioned amendments, the new penalty set forth in Section 3-01 (for failure to register a business using a bicycle for commercial purposes with the Department) has been changed from $250 to $100 to be consistent with the penalty requirements of Section 10-157(g) of the Admin. Code.

Effective Date: 
Sat, 08/25/2018

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:69)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

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

 

At the request of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, DOT is commencing rulemaking, as required by section 19-174 of the New York City Administrative Code.  The purpose of this proposed rule is to establish horse carriage passenger boarding areas.  The proposed rule designates specific locations for the horse carriage passenger boarding areas in Central Park.  As of June 27, 2018, the Central Park Drives were permanently closed to unauthorized traffic. Limiting boarding of horse drawn cabs to these restricted areas within Central Park will reduce the amount of time that horses spend alongside vehicular traffic, thereby limiting horses’ interaction and potential conflict with vehicular traffic and thus promoting the safety and well-being of the horses.

 

Specifically, the amendments to the Traffic Rules being proposed are as follows:

 

  • Section 4-01 amends the definition of “horse drawn vehicle” to use the same term (“horse drawn cab”) used in section 19-174 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

  • Section 4-09(d) is amended to reflect the change from “horse drawn vehicle” to “horse drawn cab.”
  •  Section 4-11(c)(7) is amended to reflect the change from “horse-drawn carriage” to “horse drawn cab.”
  • Section 4-12(t) is a new subdivision that establishes specific locations for horse carriage passenger boarding areas.

 

Subject: 

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Location: 
DOT Bid Room
55 Water Street, Concourse Level
New York, NY 10041
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 issue rules regarding parking and traffic operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter.  The rules that DOT amends are contained within Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to its “Traffic Rules.”


This rule clarifies that a bicycle sharing system must not be operated in New York City without the DOT’s prior written authorization.  Specifically, the amendments to the Traffic Rules are as follows:


•Section 4-01 is amended by adding new definitions for “bicycle sharing system”, “person” and “public highway”.  



•Section 4-12(p)(6) is amended by adding a new paragraph that establishes the specific rule that prohibits operating a bicycle sharing system in New York City without the prior written authorization of the Department.

 
Effective Date: 
Thu, 08/16/2018

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

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