Issues: MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

Murphy gets railway safety back on track

ALBANY, NY - Following the horrific Metro North train accident in February, Senator Terrence Murphy, who represents the area of Valhalla where the accident occurred, vowed to address the need for increased safety measures to protect local commuters and community members. Thursday, the New York State Senate passed legislation, authored by Senator Murphy, which would allow local municipalities to install traffic cameras at local grade crossings to better monitor traffic at these dangerous transportation intersections.

June 19, 2015
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State Senator Kevin Parker Co-Sponsors Housing Resource Fair.

Everything you need to know about Renting, Buying, Keeping, & Maintaining your home. Come out and get informed!

June 1, 2015
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METROCARD MOBILE SALES UNIT TO VISIT SENATOR GOLDEN'S DISTRICT OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to visit his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

May 28, 2015
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ACCESSING THE MTA BUDGET - HEARING REPORT AND TESTIMONY

             Senator Carl L.

April 30, 2015
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Senator Comrie Announces Bill Protecting Minors from Harmful Advertisements

Legislature Called on to Prohibit Alcohol and Sexually Suggestive Ads on State-Maintained Property

(Hollis, Queens) Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis) was proud to announce the introduction of Senate Bill S.4455-2015, new legislation that will moderate advertising alcoholic beverages and provocative content to minors on state-owned property. This legislation was announced this afternoon at a press conference attended by Assembly Member Bill Scarborough, Council Member Ruben Wills and leaders from the South Queens community.

April 28, 2015
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SENATOR RIVERA ANNOUNCES KINGSBRIDGE SUBWAY STATION TO RECEIVE FUNDING IN THE STATE BUDGET

State to Allocate $1 Million for Accessibly Study in Anticipation of The Kingsbridge National Ice Center 

(BRONX, NY) - Today, State Senator Gustavo Rivera announced  that the  Aids to Localities budget bill (S.2003-C/A.3003-C), which passed today with a 60 to 1 vote, included $1 million to conduct an accessibility and capacity study at the Kingsbridge and Jerome subway station in anticipation of the building of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center. The purpose of the study is to determine how the Kingsbridge National Ice Center will impact the ridership of the station.

April 1, 2015
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL CUSICK ANNOUNCE FINAL BUDGET AGREEMENT INCLUDES VZN TOLL DISCOUNT PROGRAM

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today announced that the final budget agreement includes $10.3 million for continued toll relief for Staten Island residents using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The resident discount rate will remain $5.50 per trip.

March 30, 2015
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L train riders fed up with delays, look to Cuomo for help

Ridgewood Times

BY ANTHONY GIUDICE

In recent weeks, the L train has suffered from hour-long delays, overcrowded platforms and other service problems. Riders Alliance member Alexis Saba shared her experience with transit delays. “On [March 17], I waited forever on the L train before we actually left,” she said. “When we finally left, the train crawled to Bedford, and were told that a rail was out and that Bedford was the last stop—and I couldn’t physically get out of the Bedford station due to the crowds.”

March 27, 2015
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Local 100 Transit Workers Union in Albany

Senator Dilan spoke to Transit Workers Union Local 100 members during their annual lobby day yesterday. As budget negotiations continue in Albany, Senator Dilan stressed the importance of committing to the city’s transit infrastructure this year.

As it stands, proposed capital funding leaves the MTA $15 billion short of its needs to complete planned improvements and expansion. Ridership continues to increase throughout the city, with an estimated 8.7 million riders per week. Commuters, especially in Senate District 18, have reported overcrowded platforms with long delays and frequent break downs.

March 25, 2015
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Release: Avella Calls on MTA to Reopen 3rd Avenue Exit on Whitestone Expressway

(QUEENS, NY) Today, in a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) State Senator Tony Avella criticized the agency for continuing to delay the opening of the 3rd Avenue exit of the Whitestone Expressway.

March 25, 2015
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ACCESSING THE MTA BUDGET

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and  Senator Joseph Robach , 56th District, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee held a joint committee hearing examining the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) budget and finances. The Senators examined what changes need to be made to prevent predicted deficits at the MTA and stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased services.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES UNVEILING OF FINAL DESIGN OF HICKSVILLE TRAIN STATION RENOVATION PROJECT

$120 Million State Investment Includes Modernization of Station & Track Enhancements for Better Service

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that New York State has publicly released the final design for the rehabilitation of the Hicksville LIRR Station. The project is a $120 million investment to revitalize the region’s busiest transit hub and kick-start residential and commercial development that could revitalize Hicksville's downtown.

February 24, 2015
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MTA issues update on Metro-North shuttles and train service

VALHALLA, NY - Senator Terrence Murphy released the following mass transit update following yesterday's Metro-North Railroad disaster in Valhalla. It includes an updated shuttle schedule for the afternoon of February 4th (Wednesday).

"I have personally heard from the MTA, on the travel arrangements for tonight's rush hour," Murphy said. "Our office is working on obtaining additional shuttles for key points within the district, like Chappaqua, and also from the areas that are closed down."

Courtesy of Metro-North Railroad

Off Peak & PM Peak Southbound Service

Train service is available from Southeast and Wassaic to Pleasantville.

February 4, 2015
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Hosts Black History Month Celebration

 In honor of the countless contributions that African-Americans have made to our country, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, the Montefiore Health System, Health First and the Claremont Community Center will host a Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 7th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

February 7, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Statement on Metro-North tragedy in 40th district

VALHALLA, NY - Senator Terrence P. Murphy released the following statement on the tragic Metro-North Railroad accident that occured in Valhalla yesterday evening.

"My heart goes out to the families of all those affected by this immense tragedy in Valhalla. We are all praying for them. I thank the dedicated first responders who quickly came to aid of those in need."

"Since the accident, I have been in constant contact with MTA and Metro North officials, as well as my colleagues on the federal, county and local government. My office and I will be available to anyone in the Valhalla community to assist in the recovery from the worst accident in Metro North's history."

February 4, 2015
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Statement from Senator Andrew Lanza

I will not be attending the MTA sponsored Verrazano – Narrows Bridge 50th anniversary event.  The MTA and I undoubtedly celebrate for different reasons.

The Verrazano – Narrows Bridge is an iconic structure and testament to our human spirit, and certainly an integral, if not defining part, of any understanding of the history of Staten Island.

We can celebrate the Bridge’s significance without joining MTA bureaucrats who have demeaned its grandeur and spoiled the party with their continued drive to treat the bridge as no more than a cash register, designed to siphon money from the hard working people of Staten Island. 

November 20, 2014
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Elected Officials Announce MTA Response to Bus Concerns in West Village

Electeds: Agency Agrees To Assess M5 & M21 To Improve Service

Agency Responding To Summer Town Hall And Local Push

MANHATTAN – State Senator Squadron, Borough President Brewer, State Senator Hoylman, Assemblymember Glick, and Councilmembers Johnson and Chin today announced the MTA’s response to concerns raised at a Town Hall on Buses, Subways, and Transit held this summer. The MTA agreed to assess and improve the M5 and the M21 which are particularly important to residents in Greenwich Village and SoHo. The elected officials sent a letter to New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco, attached, thanking him for the MTA’s participation in the Town Hall and commitment to assessing the lines for improved service.

October 31, 2014
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MTA & Kawasaki MWBE Supplier Diversity Outreach Event

The MTA and Kawasaki cordially invite the MWBE community to meet with Kawasaki and their major subcontractors in an effort to achieve MBE & WBE Compliance to manufacture M-9 Railcars through an LIRR/MNR joint procurement. Kawasaki and their major subcontractors will be available to provide an overview of the M-9 Railcar Project and potential subcontracting opportunities through a series of panel discussions, networking opportunities, and Railcar and Components Tour at the Kawasaki Yonkers Plant.

October 30, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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