Legislative Agenda

Transportation Alternatives' work to improve bicycling, walking and public transit increasingly includes the development of and advocacy for New York City and State legislation. Here you will find our current New York City and New York State legislative agendas, as well as a few key victories from the past few years.

As always, contacting your elected officials and asking for their support is critical to T.A.'s efforts. Don't know your legislator? Find out here.

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Status: Introduced
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Level: NY State Legislature
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Assemblymember James F. Brennan
State Senator Martin J. Golden
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T.A. supports this legislation

Twice in the last two years, the Paterson and Cuomo Administrations have raided funds dedicated solely to transit, taking a total of $260 million for other purposes.




Status: Introduced
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Level: NY State Legislature
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Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick
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T.A. supports this legislation This law authorizes the City of New York to establish a speed camera demonstration program.



Status: Introduced
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Level: NYC Council
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Council Member Garodnick
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As many as 25% of parking permits seen on dashboards across the city seem authentic, but are actually completely bogus.




Status: Introduced
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Level: NYC Council
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Council Member Gale Brewer
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Will create a trial summer closure of the Central Park and Prospect Park loop drives with the objective of creating safer, healthier and greener public spaces for New Yorkers to utilize.




Status: Introduced
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Level: NYC Council
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Council Member Jessica Lappin
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Will create an office of road safety to improve pedestrian safety in New York City.




Status: Passed
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Level: NYC Council
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Council Member Jessica Lappin
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Will require the NYPD to make certain traffic-related statistics available on its website.




Status: Passed
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Level: NY State Legislature
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Assemblymember David Gantt
State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.
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T.A. supports this legislation

This bill will ensure that New York State roadways are built for all users: bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and passengers, motorists, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.




Status: Passed
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Level: NY State Legislature
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Assemblymember Jonathan Bing
Senator Martin Dilan
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This legislation will speed service for millions of New York City bus riders by authorizing the New York City Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to operate bus




Status: Passed
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Level: NY State Legislature
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Assemblymember Joan Millman
Senator Martin Dilan
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Will require all trucks, tractors and tractor-trailers or semi-trailer combinations registered in New York State having a maximum weight of twenty six thousand pounds or more and a conventional cab co