N.Y. PBA. LAW § 1269-d : NY Code - Section 1269-D: Submission of strategic operation plan

Search N.Y. PBA. LAW § 1269-d : NY Code - Section 1269-D: Submission of strategic operation plan

1. On or before July
  first  nineteen  hundred eighty-seven, the authority shall submit to the
  governor a strategic operation plan for the five year period  commencing
  January  first of the following year. One component of the plan shall be
  for the bus and subway services of the New York city  transit  authority
  and  its  subsidiaries and for the Staten Island rapid transit operating
  authority; the other  component  shall  be  for  the  commuter  railroad
  services,  not  including  the  Staten  Island  rapid  transit operating
  authority, under the jurisdiction of the authority.   The  plan  may  be
  amended  as  required  but  shall be updated at least annually. The plan
  shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:
    a. Long-range goals and objectives for the operation of  services  and
  facilities;
    b.  Planned  service  and  performance  standards for each year of the
  period covered by the plan; including, in such plan submitted after July
  first, nineteen hundred  eighty-eight,  (a)  standards  for  determining
  frequency  of service at peak hours and off-peak hours, (b) frequency of
  service at peak and off-peak hours based  on  the  application  of  such
  standards to the current period for each subway line, bus route or group
  of  bus  routes,  and  commuter  rail  lines,  divisions  or branches as
  appropriate, (c) projected performance for each subway line,  bus  route
  or  group  of bus routes, and commuter rail lines, divisions or branches
  as appropriate as measured by reliability indicators  commonly  utilized
  within  the  transit  industry, including such measures as mean distance
  between failures for subway cars, planned number of  vehicles  with  air
  conditioning  and  projected  reliability  of  such  equipment,  planned
  standards for cleanliness of the interior and exterior of  subway  cars,
  commuter rail cars, buses, and passenger stations, and other appropriate
  measures of planned performance influencing the quality of services;
    c.  Level and structure of fares projected for each year of the period
  covered by the plan;
    d.  Estimated  operating  and  capital  resources  anticipated  to  be
  available from internal sources as well as from federal, state, regional
  and local sources;
    e.  Estimated operating and capital costs to satisfy planned standards
  of performance and service;
    f. Strategies to improve productivity; control cost growth;  integrate
  and  coordinate  the  delivery  of services provided by the authority as
  well as other public and private transportation providers in the service
  area;
    g. Specific allocation of operating and capital resources by mode  and
  operation, including funds, personnel, and equipment;
    h.  Configuration  by  mode, operation and route of the services to be
  provided and the facilities to be operated,  identifying  major  planned
  changes in services and routes; and
    i.  Identification  of  the operating and capital costs as compared to
  the  revenues  anticipated  from  system  users  for  the   metropolitan
  transportation  authority  and  its  subsidiaries  and the New York city
  transit authority and its subsidiary.
    j. An analysis of the relationship between  specific  planned  capital
  elements contained in approved capital program plans and the achievement
  of  planned  service  and  performance  standards.  Such  analysis shall
  include the relationship of specific planned  capital  elements  to  the
  achievement  of  such  service and performance standards for each subway
  line, bus route  or  group  of  bus  routes,  or  commuter  rail  lines,
  divisions or branches as appropriate.
    2.  Each  annual  update  of  the  plan  shall include a status report
  summarizing  the  extent  to  which  planned  service  and   performance

  standards  developed  for the previous year were achieved, the causes of
  any failure to achieve projected standards of  service,  and  corrective
  measures  the  authority  intends  to  take  to avoid non-achievement of
  projected standards in the next upcoming year.
    3.   The   metropolitan   transportation  authority  shall  take  into
  consideration any petitions from local officials for improved  services,
  including  how  these  service  improvements  relate  to the service and
  performance  standards  described  above,   and   shall   consult   with
  appropriate  local  officials in its preparation and periodic updates to
  the operation plan.