2018 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 8 - Respective Powers of State and Local Authorities
Article 44-C - Central Business District Tolling Program
1703 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 1703 (2018)

§ 1703. Definitions. For the purposes of this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "City" means the city of New York.

2. "Central business district toll" means a toll charged for entry into or remaining in the central business district as described in section seventeen hundred four of this article.

3. "Central business district tolling program" means the program for charging tolls for vehicles that enter or remain in the central business district and includes the central business district tolling infrastructure, the central business district tolling collection system and the central business district tolling customer service center.

4. "Central business district" means the area described in section seventeen hundred four of this article for which tolls shall be charged for a vehicle's entry into or remaining in such district.

5. "Central business district tolling infrastructure" means the devices and structures including but not limited to gantries, clear signage delineating entry into the central business district and toll amounts, and power and communication lines that the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority will plan, design, construct, and use as part of the central business district tolling program. Such infrastructure shall be planned, designed, installed and constructed pursuant to the memorandum of understanding executed pursuant to subdivision two-a of section seventeen hundred four of this article.

6. "Central business district tolling collection system" means the electronic system of collecting tolls or other charges using electronic data and/or images that the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority will plan, design, install and construct pursuant to the memorandum of understanding executed pursuant to subdivision two-a of section seventeen hundred four of this article, and that such authority shall operate as part of the central business district tolling program.

7. "Central business district tolling customer service center" means the customer contact and back-office system and operation services for the collection of central business district tolls and enforcement of central business district toll violations that the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority will plan, design, implement and operate as part of the central business district tolling program.

8. "Operation date" means the date determined by the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority, which shall not be earlier than December thirty-first, two thousand twenty, for the beginning of the operation and enforcement of the central business district tolling program. The operation and enforcement date shall commence only after an initial program testing period of thirty days where no collection of any tolls, fees, or other charges shall be authorized. As of the commencement date of operation and enforcement, there shall be a period of sixty days where only the established tolls may be collected without the collection of other fees or charges or fines.

9. "Triborough bridge and tunnel authority" means the corporation organized pursuant to section five hundred fifty-two of the public authorities law as consolidated pursuant to section five hundred fifty-two-a of the public authorities law or any successor corporation or corporation into which it may be consolidated.


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