Speak Up: Proposed Federal Bus legislation falls short of addressing Risks to Communities

October 6, 2011
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

The Federal Government must allow the City to regulate stops, regulate routes, and charge a fair price for using our sidewalks and parking spaces.

The New York city council will hear public input on a number of bills intending to improve safety for bus travelers. While this is a worthwhile effort, these bills do not address the concerns of citizens who do not travel but must endure sidewalk crowding, congestion and  idling in their neighborhood. This month CB5 requested the removal of a Bolt Bus terminal (Read More) and CB4 vigorously opposed the installation of such a stop on Eight Avenue across a residential complex. Today again , neighbors discovered large buses parked illegally in residential parking .Read More . And the Transporation Committee of CB4 voted in favor of a resolution to remove the MegaBus Stop at 9th AVenue . Time to speak up! Bring pictures. Read testimony

City Council Hearings
Thursday, October 6th, 1:00 p.m.
Committee Room, 250 Broadway, 16th Floor

Res. No. 892 – Resolution calling on the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to pass and for the President to sign H.R. 873 and S.453 entitled “The Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act of 2011, which would seek to overhaul and increase the safety of intercity buses.

Res. No. 981 – Resolution calling on the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to pass and the President to sign H.R. 1390 entitled “The Bus Uniform Standards and Enhanced Safety Act of 2011,” which would seek to strengthen the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the motor carrier industry.

Res. No. – Resolution calling upon the New York State Assembly to pass and the Governor to sign A.8113, in relation to the qualifications of bus drivers.

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