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Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

The use of sealed shipping containers for the transportation of goods has led to a global transformation of maritime shipping operations. The efficiency and security afforded by sealed shipping containers has remained an important factor in choice of seaports and the availability of container servicing facilities and jobs. Access to the port facilities is a major determinant of the sustainable growth and development of port regions and the roadway transportation systems leading to the ports must be adequate to accommodate the container loads.
Trucks hauling sealed shipping containers from New Jersey across the Goethals Bridge to the Howland Hook Global Container Terminal (GCT) in Staten Island require a route that can safely accommodate this sealed shipping container cargo without adversely impacting roadways and neighborhoods that are not designed for this cargo. The Howland Hook GCT supports approximately 300 well-paid jobs, moves 150,000 containers each year, and is the City and State’s largest international cargo gateway.
Due to roadway design and geometric constraints, existing New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) regulations prohibit trucks weighing more than 80,000 pounds and trucks that are longer than 55 feet in total length from using portions of certain highways, except when they receive appropriate permit(s). The current regulations put the Howland Hook GCT and the greater New York City area at a disadvantage when competing against other seaports in the area for maritime-based jobs and economic activity even as investments in modern crane lifts and container handling equipment are being made, and channel dredging for improved access to the port is underway. The proposed rule would support the growth of maritime cargo jobs in New York City.

The proposed rule would expand the transportation network through designated routes in Staten Island to permit trucks hauling sealed shipping containers to operate safely and legally on New York City streets. It would:
 Provide a clearly defined, safe route for drivers to haul sealed containers to and from Howland Hook GCT, exclusively using specified highways and streets; and
 Permit trucks that are up to 73-1/2 feet in length that are carrying sealed shipping containers to weigh up to 90,000 pounds to utilize the specified route.

DOT’s rules would not be affected by these proposed amendments with respect to the existing prohibition on trucks with overweight and oversized trailers from being operated on any non-
designated highway or street in New York City, such as destinations off the designated routes in Staten Island. Moreover, loads transported across streets and structures not regulated by New York City may still require additional authorization.
The Department of Transportation’s authority for these rules is found in section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter and sections 385 and 1642 of the New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law.

Subject: 

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Location: 
55 Water Street, Bid Room, 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

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

The air cargo industry at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is an important source of jobs and economic activity in New York City. Air cargo employment at JFK depends on safe, convenient truck access to the airport.

 

    For safety reasons, existing New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) regulations have prohibited trucks with trailers longer than 55 feet in total combined length from using portions of certain highways that provide access to JFK.  However, a 2008 engineering st study conducted by NYC DOT and the New York State Department of Transportation demonstrated that trucks with trailers up to 73 ½ feet in total combined length  − including trucks with 53-foot trailers, the standard tractor trailer combination used in the air cargo industry − c  can be operated safely between the George Washington Bridge and JFK using the route described in this proposed rule. Thus, the current regulations put JFK, and New York City as a whole, at a disadvantage when competing against other airports in the area for airport-based jo  jobs and economic activity, at a time when the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are planning to invest in modern, on-airport cargo facilities.

 

    The proposed rule will expand the transportation network upon which trucks with 53-foot trailers can operate in New York City.  It will:

 

  • Provide a clearly defined, safe route for drivers to haul 53-foot trailers from the George Washington Bridge to JFK Airport, exclusively using designated highways instead of local streets;
  • Support the growth of air cargo jobs at JFK; and
  • Continue to prohibit trucks with 53-foot trailers from being operated on any non-designated highway or street in New York City, such as destinations off the airport property in southern Queens.
Subject: 

DOT Amendment of Routes for Operation of Large Trailers

Location: 
1400 Williamsbridge Road 1st Floor Conference Room
Bronx, NY 10461
Contact: 

No contact

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

Pursuant to §§ 1043 and 2903 (a) of the New York City Charter, the Commissioner of Transportation is authorized to promulgate rules regarding the conduct of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the streets, squares, avenues, highways and parkways of the City as may be necessary.

 

Background

 

Based upon truck origin-destination data, recommendations from a truck study conducted in 2007 and truck route changes requested from the local industrial and trucking community, the Department of Transportation proposes to amend provisions of Title 34, Section 4-13 of the Rules of the City of New York in order to establish a more consistent designation of truck routes in the Borough of Brooklyn. Specifically, the proposed rule:

·       Changes the designation of: Gardner Avenue, Harrison Avenue, Johnson Avenue, Knickerbocker Avenue, Meadow Street, Morgan Avenue, Varick Avenue, and parts of Union Avenue and York Street to Local Truck Routes.

·       Dedesignates Lorimer Street, Wallabout Street and part of York Street as Local Truck Routes.

·       Clarifies the local truck route description for York Street, which states that the route runs along York Street from Navy to Cadman Plaza West. As York Street does not connect with Cadman Plaza West, this rule must be changed to state “Adams Street to Front Street”, as Front Street connects to Cadman Plaza.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 10/11/2013

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, May 3, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

Pursuant to §§ 1043 and 2903 (a) of the New York City Charter, the Commissioner of Transportation is authorized to promulgate rules regarding the conduct of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the streets, squares, avenues, highways and parkways of the City as may be necessary.

 

Background

 

Based upon truck origin-destination data, recommendations from a truck study conducted in 2007 and truck route changes requested from the local industrial and trucking community, the Department of Transportation proposes to amend provisions of Title 34, Section 4-13 of the Rules of the City of New York in order to establish a more consistent designation of truck routes in the Borough of Brooklyn. Specifically, the proposed rule:

·       Changes the designation of: Gardner Avenue, Harrison Avenue, Johnson Avenue, Knickerbocker Avenue, Meadow Street, Morgan Avenue, Varick Avenue, and parts of Union Avenue and York Street to Local Truck Routes.

·       Dedesignates Lorimer Street, Wallabout Street and part of York Street as Local Truck Routes.

·       Clarifies the local truck route description for York Street, which states that the route runs along York Street from Navy to Cadman Plaza West. As York Street does not connect with Cadman Plaza West, this rule must be changed to state “Adams Street to Front Street”, as Front Street connects to Cadman Plaza.

 

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed Department of Transportation rules relating to Truck Routes.

Location: 
Department of Transportation (DOT)
16 Court Street, Room 1620
Brooklyn, NY 11241
Contact: 

Joseph Palmieri
Brooklyn Borough Commissioner
16 Court Street, 16th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11241
T: 718-222-7259

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