ASSEMBLY, No. 3082

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MAY 8, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman  TIMOTHY J. EUSTACE

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblywoman  SHEILA Y. OLIVER

District 34 (Essex and Passaic)

Assemblyman  THOMAS P. GIBLIN

District 34 (Essex and Passaic)

Assemblyman  RALPH R. CAPUTO

District 28 (Essex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Wimberly and Assemblywoman Sumter

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires NJT to remove snow from certain stops, stations, and stands for motorbus regular route service and to make name and contact information of entities responsible for snow removal publicly available.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning snow removal by the New Jersey Transit Corporation and supplementing P.L.1979, c.150.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

    

     1.    a.  The New Jersey Transit Corporation shall provide for the removal of snow from all stops, stations, and stands used for the loading and unloading of passengers of motorbus regular route service. 

     b.    The provisions of subsection a. of this section shall not apply to any stop, station, or stand used for the loading and unloading of passengers of motorbus regular route service:

     (1) in a municipality where the removal of snow has been provided for by written agreement or contract between the New Jersey Transit Corporation and a public or private entity; or

     (2) in a municipality or county that has adopted an ordinance or resolution designating a public or private entity responsible for the removal of snow.

     c.    The New Jersey Transit Corporation shall make available to the public, on the website of the New Jersey Transit Corporation, the name and phone number of the entity responsible for snow removal at each stop, station, and stand used for the loading and unloading of passengers of motorbus regular route service. 

 

     2.    Notwithstanding the provisions of section 11 of P.L.1979, c.150 (C.27:25-11), and any other law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the New Jersey Transit Corporation may enter into a contract or agreement for the removal of snow at a stop, station, or stand used for the loading and unloading of passengers of motorbus regular route service with the county or municipality where the stop, station, or stand is located without advertisement for bids:

     a.    if the scope of work does not allow for the award of a contract by the county or municipality to an outside contractor; or

     b.    if the Executive Director of the New Jersey Transit Corporation determines that the work to be performed is immediately necessary for public safety.

 

     3.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the seventh month following enactment.  The Executive Director of the New Jersey Transit Corporation may take anticipatory administrative action in advance of the date of enactment as necessary for the timely implementation of this act.


STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires the New Jersey Transit Corporation (New Jersey Transit) to provide for the removal of snow from all stops, stations, and stands used for the loading and unloading of passengers of motorbus regular route service, except in a municipality where the removal of snow or ice has been provided for by written agreement between New Jersey Transit and a public or private entity; or in a municipality or county that has enacted an ordinance or resolution holding another public or private entity responsible.  New Jersey Transit is also required to provide the name and phone number of the entity responsible for snow removal at each stop, station, and stand on the New Jersey Transit website.

     The bill permits New Jersey Transit to enter into a contract for snow removal at a motorbus regular route service stop, station, or stand used for the loading and unloading of passengers with a county or municipality without advertisement for bids if: the scope of work does not allow for the award of a contract by the county or municipality to an outside contractor; or the Executive Director of New Jersey Transit determines the work to be performed is immediately necessary for public safety.