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A08272 Summary:

COSPNSRBenedetto, Mosley
Relates to conducting a study on the feasibility of using the Triboro rail line as a public transit line co-mingling with freight services.
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A08272 Floor Votes:

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A08272 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      June 11, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN  ACT directing the metropolitan transportation authority to study the
          feasibility of co-mingling public transit and freight service  on  the
          proposed  Triboro  line along the rail right-of-way running from Co-op
          City in the Bronx, through  Queens,  and  terminating  in  Bay  Ridge,
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. 1. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall  conduct
     2  a  study  to  explore  the  use of the Triboro rail line as a co-mingled
     3  public transit and freight line, exploring the reduction of travel  time
     4  for residents and an increase in quality of life for outer borough resi-
     5  dents.
     6    2.  The  study  shall  cover  the  full  extent  of the corridor which
     7  includes Amtrak's ownership in  the  Bronx  south  over  the  Hell  Gate
     8  bridge,  CSX's  Fremont Secondary line south to Fresh Pond Junction, and
     9  the Long Island Rail Road's Bay Ridge branch operated by  New  York  and
    10  Atlantic Railway.
    11    3.  Such study shall examine the challenges, opportunities, and feasi-
    12  bility of co-mingling public  transit  and  freight  service  along  the
    13  Triboro rail line.
    14    4. Within one year of the effective date of this act, the Metropolitan
    15  Transportation  Authority  shall  issue  a report of its findings on the
    16  feasibility and benefits  of  co-mingling  public  transit  and  freight
    17  service along the Triboro rail line to the governor, the temporary pres-
    18  ident  of the senate and the speaker of the assembly of the state of New
    19  York.  Such report shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
    20    (a) the populations served and  ridership  expected  to  benefit  from
    21  public transit on the Triboro rail line;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (b)  the  potential  transit  travel  time  reductions, greenhouse gas
     2  reductions, and economic  benefits  expected  from  the  public  transit
     3  service on the Triboro rail line;
     4    (c) the locations of potential stations, frequency and span of service
     5  expected to run daily along the Triboro rail line;
     6    (d) the operational segments (in phases) to get service started; sche-
     7  dules  needed  for  co-mingling with freight; expected freight expansion
     8  and impacts to service; and
     9    (e) any actions that can be implemented by the Metropolitan  Transpor-
    10  tation  Authority immediately, a plan of action for such implementation,
    11  and the estimated cost of such implementation plan.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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