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Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 

The Commissioner of the New YorCity Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to issue ruleregarding parking and traffic operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(a) of the NewYork City Charter.  

 

DOT is proposing a pilot program permitting the establishment of exclusive seating for patrons in five specifically-identified pedestrian plazas, in order to bolster the viability of pedestrian plaza concessions where there are limited concession opportunities, limited partner capacity, and where activation is greatly needed for the overall management of the space. 

 

This proposed rulewould establish a pilot program at (1) Fordham Pedestrian Plaza, (2) Myrtle-Cooper Pedestrian Plaza, (3) Myrtle-Wyckoff Pedestrian Plaza, (4) Diversity Pedestrian Plaza, and (5) Corona Pedestrian Plaza. The program will allow for no more than 20% of all seating in the pedestrian plaza where there is a concession to be reserved for patrons, subject to DOT review and approval.  Additionally, the rule makes clear that this exclusive seating concept would not be considered a sidewalk café and would not require a sidewalk café license and revocable consent.  

 

Specifically, the amendments to theDOT Rules beingproposed are asfollows:

 

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Section4-16(b)would be amended by adding anewparagraph establishing a pilot program allowing for exclusive seating at up to 20% of all seating at five specifically-identified pedestrian plazas. 

Subject: 

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

No contact

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 (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

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.

Subject: 

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

212-839-6500

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

The purpose of this 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 are as follows:

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

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

Effective Date: 
Mon, 06/17/2019

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 by 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 “Traffic Rules and Regulations.”

The purpose of these rule amendments is to make clear that misuse of certain parking permits is a

violation of DOT rules.

The amendments to Chapter 4 of Title 34 are detailed more specifically below:

 Section 4-08(o)(3) is amended to clarify eligibility for agency-authorized permits.

 Section 4-08(o)(3) is amended to add a violation for misuse of an agency-authorized

parking permit as a separate violation of DOT rules.

 Section 4-08(o)(3) is amended to add a violation for use of a fraudulent parking permit as

a separate violation of DOT rules.

The New York City Department of Transportation’s authority for these rules is found in section

1043 and 2903(a) of the New York City Charter.

The specific reference to government owned vehicles in the proposed rule was deleted because it

is unnecessary and confusing. Department traffic and parking rules apply to all motor vehicles

except where there are specific exceptions.

Effective Date: 
Wed, 06/12/2019

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

These proposed rule amendments 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.  The amendments are asfollows:

 

 ·   Section 4-01(b) is amended by adding a new definition for “Access-A-Ride vehicle”. 

 ·  Section 4-07(k) is amended by clarifying express lane requirements for Access-A-Ride vehicles.

 ·  Section 4-12(m) is amended by allowing certain Access-A-Ride vehicles to use bus lanes. 

 ·  Chapter 5 of Title 34 of the City’s rules is 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.

 

 

Based on DOT’s final review of the aforementioned amendments, a clause was added to section 4-12(m)(1) to clarify that when signs are posted, those signs control.

Effective Date: 
Thu, 05/30/2019

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

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:

 

·        

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

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