S07371 Summary:

BILL NOS07371A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A09780
 
SPONSORCOMRIE
 
COSPNSRBAILEY, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, MYRIE, PARKER, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1205, Pub Auth L; amd 15-b, Transp L
 
Extends and expands the scope of the on-demand E-hail paratransit pilot to include an additional 1,200 users.
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S07371 Actions:

BILL NOS07371A
 
01/22/2020REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
02/13/2020AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
02/13/2020PRINT NUMBER 7371A
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S07371 Committee Votes:

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S07371 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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S07371 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         7371--A
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 22, 2020
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens.  COMRIE,  BAILEY, HOYLMAN, PARKER, SALAZAR -- read
          twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
          Committee  on  Transportation  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the  transportation  law,
          in  relation  to  extending  and  expanding the scope of the on-demand
          E-hail paratransit pilot
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of section 1205 of the public authorities
     2  law, as added by chapter 717 of the laws of 1967, is amended and  a  new
     3  subdivision 9 is added to read as follows:
     4    3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section,
     5  no zonal system of fares proposed to be instituted  on  or  after  March
     6  first, nineteen hundred sixty-eight for the use of the whole or any part
     7  of  a  rapid  transit facility or of an omnibus line facility or a para-
     8  transit service operated by the authority and no general revision of the
     9  system of transfers applicable to the use  of  all  such  facilities  in
    10  effect as of that date shall be established without the written approval
    11  of  the  mayor.  For  the  purposes  of this subdivision the term "zonal
    12  system of fares" shall mean any system whereby the fare payable for  the
    13  use of a rapid transit facility or an omnibus line facility or any para-
    14  transit  service operated by the authority or of any part thereof varies
    15  according to distance traveled or to the location of the point of  entry
    16  or departure by the user, but the creation or elimination of free trans-
    17  fer points shall not be regarded as the institution of such a system.
    18    9.  a.  For  purposes  of this subdivision, the term "on-demand E-hail
    19  paratransit pilot" shall mean the service created  by  the  metropolitan
    20  transportation  authority in two thousand seventeen, through which users
    21  of the authority's Access-A-Ride paratransit program can receive immedi-
    22  ate rides using a smartphone app or phone service.
    23    b. The authority shall continue to operate the on-demand E-hail  para-
    24  transit  pilot  through  March thirty-first, two thousand twenty-two, as
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14901-02-0

        S. 7371--A                          2
 
     1  provided by subdivision five-a of section fifteen-b of  the  transporta-
     2  tion law.
     3    c. Fares for rides for the on-demand E-hail paratransit pilot shall be
     4  equal to the authority's base fare for bus and subway services. Hours of
     5  service  for  such  pilot  shall be the same as the authority's hours of
     6  service for bus, subway, and other  paratransit  services.  The  length,
     7  duration  and  number of on-demand E-hail paratransit pilot rides avail-
     8  able to each user enrolled in the  on-demand  E-hail  paratransit  pilot
     9  shall not be limited or restricted.
    10    § 2. Section 15-b of the transportation law is amended by adding a new
    11  subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
    12    5-a.  a.  For purposes of this subdivision, the term "on-demand E-hail
    13  paratransit pilot" shall mean the service created  by  the  metropolitan
    14  transportation  authority in two thousand seventeen, through which users
    15  of the authority's Access-A-Ride paratransit program can receive immedi-
    16  ate rides using a smartphone app or phone service.
    17    b. The metropolitan transportation authority shall continue to operate
    18  the on-demand E-hail paratransit pilot through March  thirty-first,  two
    19  thousand twenty-two.
    20    c. On or before March sixteenth, two thousand twenty, the metropolitan
    21  transportation  authority  shall expand the on-demand E-hail paratransit
    22  pilot to include an additional one thousand  two  hundred  Access-A-Ride
    23  users;  provided,  however,  the  authority  shall  not pay any costs or
    24  expenses related to such expansion above funding levels for  the  on-de-
    25  mand  E-hail  paratransit  pilot  for the two thousand nineteen calendar
    26  year, and may only implement such expansion with funds  appropriated  to
    27  it  by  the  state  of  New  York  or other governmental source for such
    28  purpose. In selecting new users for  the  on-demand  E-hail  paratransit
    29  pilot,  the  metropolitan  transportation  authority  shall  endeavor to
    30  select a representative sample of Access-A-Ride  users,  accounting  for
    31  age,  disability,  geographic distribution throughout New York city, and
    32  frequency of ridership of Access-A-Ride's other services.
    33    d. Fares for rides for the on-demand E-hail paratransit pilot shall be
    34  equal to the metropolitan transportation authority's base fare  for  bus
    35  and  subway  services. Hours of service for such pilot shall be the same
    36  as the metropolitan transportation authority's hours of service for bus,
    37  subway, and other paratransit services. The length, duration and  number
    38  of  on-demand  E-hail  paratransit  pilot  rides  available to each user
    39  enrolled in the on-demand E-hail paratransit pilot shall not be  limited
    40  or restricted.
    41    e. On or before April thirteenth, two thousand twenty-one, the author-
    42  ity shall issue a report to the governor, the temporary president of the
    43  senate,  the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of the assembly,
    44  the minority leader of the assembly, the mayor of the city of New  York,
    45  the  city council of the city of New York and the metropolitan transpor-
    46  tation authority. Such report shall detail  ridership,  usage  patterns,
    47  and costs of the on-demand E-hail paratransit pilot.
    48    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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