to the New York Times, the New York City Council's
Transportation Committee is considering two proposals that
would divert trucks away from neighborhood streets.
bill would require truck companies to supply drivers with
color-coded maps of existing truck routes around the city
along with manifests that would detail the starting point
and destination of every trip. Companies would be fined $250
for each trucker found without a map and manifest.
another plan, drivers who don't stay on the recommended route
would have points assessed against their licenses. That measure,
unlike the bill aimed at trucking companies, would require
state approval before becoming law.
Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall told the committee: “This
is not a little secret that's been kept from either truck
owners or truckdrivers. Many of them, if not all of them,
know what the routes are. They just assume they can go on
whatever street they want to.”