STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 8, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the avail-
ability of criteria used in formulating capital program plans of the
metropolitan transportation authority
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 10 of section 1269-b of the public authorities
2 law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2020 amending the public
3 authorities law relating to capital program plans of the metropolitan
4 transportation authority, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.
5 6430 and A. 8127, is amended to read as follows:
6 10. In formulating its capital program plans, the authority shall
7 develop criteria to determine how to best prioritize subway stations for
8 accessibility improvements. Such criteria shall include, but not be
9 limited to: citywide geographic coverage; transit transfer options;
10 annual ridership volume; census tract data for senior and disabled popu-
11 lations and percentage of those populations in poverty; residential
12 density of surrounding neighborhoods; and proximity to medical centers,
13 schools, parks, business districts, cultural hubs and senior centers.
14 Such criteria shall be made publicly available [as well as the methodol-
15 ogy used to establish the criteria].
16 § 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same
17 manner as a chapter of the laws of 2020 amending the public authorities
18 law relating to capital program plans of the metropolitan transportation
19 authority, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 6430 and A. 8127,
20 takes effect.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.