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TheCommissioneroftheNewYorkCity DepartmentofTransportation(DOT)isauthorizedtoissue rulesregardingparkingandtrafficoperationsintheCity pursuanttoSection2903(a)oftheNewYork City Charter.  

 

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYCEM) adopted an emergency rule establishing an emergency food delivery program to ensure that certain vulnerable New Yorkers facing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency have adequate access to food. The program aims to feed New Yorkers facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 health emergency by paying drivers designated by the City to deliver free meals to program participants. 

 

On May 22, 2020 DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Mayor Bill de Blasio promulgated a rule on an emergency basis amending section 4-08(a) of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York so that drivers and vehicles delivering free meals to participants in the emergency food delivery program are exempt from parking and standing rules for a period of up to 20 minutes.  The DOT emergency rule was published in the City Record on June 1, 2020.

 

Section 4-08(a) is now being amended by non-emergency rulemaking to replace the emergency rule.  This rule will exempt drivers and vehicles delivering frees meals to participants in the emergency food delivery program from parking and standing rules for a period of up to 20 minutes. 

Effective Date: 
Mon, 09/21/2020

Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation is authorized to issue rules regarding parking and traffic operations and highway operations in the City pursuant to Sections 1043 and 2903 of the New York City Charter.

 

Pursuant to Local Law 5 of 2018, the maximum civil penalty amounts relating to street construction, maintenance, repairs, obstructions and closures were increased significantly, particularly where public safety is involved.  Accordingly, DOT is seeking to increase certain penalty amounts for violations adjudicated at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.  The increased penalties are expected to increase compliance with the Department’s rules and thereby promote public safety in the street construction and maintenance process.

 

Specifically, the proposed rule will:

           increase the penalty amounts of 8 current violations;

           update the schedule as needed to reflect recently adopted rules and changes to the law; and

           provide clearer, more concise language in describing the penalties.

 

The DOT penalty schedule is being updated to increase penalty amounts, update descriptions, and add new penalties for the following: New York City Administrative Code sections 19-109, 19-121, 19-122, 19-123, 19-124, 19-147, 19-159.4, 19-170,  as well as sections 2-02, 2-05, 2-07, 2-09, 2-11 and 2-20 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York.

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Location: 
Virtual Public Hearing via Zoom--see notice for details NY
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No contact

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, August 24, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 

TheCommissioneroftheNewYorkCity DepartmentofTransportation(DOT)isauthorizedtoissue rulesregardingparkingandtrafficoperationsintheCity pursuanttoSection2903(a)oftheNewYork City Charter.  

 

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (“NYCEM”) adopted an emergency rule establishing a temporary emergency food delivery program to ensure that certain vulnerable New Yorkers facing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency have adequate access to food. The program aims to feed New Yorkers facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 health emergency by paying drivers designated by NYCEM to deliver free meals to program participants. 

 

On May 22, 2020 DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Mayor Bill de Blasio promulgated a rule on an emergency basis amending section 4-08(a) of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York so that drivers and vehicles delivering free meals to participants in the NYCEM temporary emergency food delivery program are exempt from parking and standing rules for a period of up to 20 minutes.  The DOT emergency rule was published in the City Record on June 1, 2020.

 

Section 4-08(a) is now being amended by non-emergency rulemaking to replace the emergency rule.  This proposed rule would exempt drivers and vehicles delivering frees meals to participants in the NYCEM temporary emergency food delivery program from parking and standing rules for a period of up to 20 minutes. 

 

The City Administrative Procedure Act provides that an emergency rule is effective for 60 days and may be extended for an additional 60 days to provide an opportunity to adopt a final rule replacing the emergency rule on a non-emergency basis.  DOT hereby provides notice that the emergency rule promulgated on May 22, 2020 is extended for an additional 60 days.

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Location: 
Virtual Public Hearing via Zoom--see notice for details NY
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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 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 the “Traffic Rules and Regulations.”

DOT is establishing a pilot program 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 rule establishes 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 the DOT Rules being proposed are as follows:
• Section 4-16(b) would be amended by adding a new paragraph establishing a pilot program allowing for exclusive seating at up to 20% of all seating at five specifically-identified pedestrian plazas.

Effective Date: 
Wed, 04/15/2020

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Double Parking Provisions

Effective Date: 
Sun, 03/08/2020

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

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. 

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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
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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.

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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

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