Issues: MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

Newsday: LIRR Fare Hikes Slam Commuters Friday

December 30, 2010

by Alfonso A. Castillo

On the second-to-last day of a year that included some of the deepest service cuts and worst disruptions in the 176-year history of the Long Island Rail Road, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thursday enacted its plan to increase fare revenue by 7.5 percent overall.  

January 3, 2011
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NYC Storm Clean-Up

State Senator Bill Perkins is conducting a survey to find out your thoughts about the NYC Storm Clean-Up.

December 30, 2010
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Extend ‘R’ to Staten Island, Savino Suggests

A New Version of an Old PlanBy Harold EgelnBrooklyn Daily Eagle

SOUTHWEST BROOKLYN — Board the R subway at DeKalb Avenue and exit the R on ... Victory Boulevard on Staten Island?

“If the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) wants to truly move people out of their cars and onto rail, extending a subway to Staten Island is the way to do it,” said Savino making her proposal recently.

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December 9, 2010
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Senate Holds Hearing on Second Avenue Subway Construction

(New York, NY) – On November 30, 2010, Senator Liz Krueger joined Chairman Bill Perkins and the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, as they hosted a public hearing to discuss the construction of the Second Avenue Subway. The hearing was held at 250 Broadway in New York City.

 

Watch the hearing.

 

December 1, 2010
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The Second Avenue Subway Construction (Part 1)

On November 30, 2010 Chairman Bill Perkins and the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commission hosted a public hearing at 250 Broadway in New York City. The subject of the hearing was construction of the Second Avenue Subway.

December 1, 2010
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The Second Avenue Subway Construction (Part 2)

On November 30, 2010 Chairman Bill Perkins and the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commission hosted a public hearing at 250 Broadway in New York City. The subject of the hearing was construction of the Second Avenue Subway.

December 1, 2010
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The Second Avenue Subway Construction (Part 3)

On November 30, 2010 Chairman Bill Perkins and the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commission hosted a public hearing at 250 Broadway in New York City. The subject of the hearing was construction of the Second Avenue Subway.

December 1, 2010
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Senator Serrano Joins Senator Bill Perkins for Second Avenue Subway Hearing

Senators José M. Serrano, Bill Perkins, Liz Krueger and Daniel Squadron held a public hearing on the construction of the Second Avenue Subway. The legislators heard testimony from MTA Chief Jay Walder and other stakeholders such as the Second Avenue Business Association (SABA) and area residents.

November 30, 2010
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Fall 2010 Albany Update

Dear Friend,

In the last year, there has been a number of important developments in transportation, education, land use and housing in the 26th District that I want to make sure you are aware of. Additionally, in this newsletter, I have included some information about upcoming community events I am hosting, as well as opportunities for you and your family to get involved. I hope you find this information helpful.

File: 
Fall 2010 Neighborhood Update - Fall.pdf

November 30, 2010
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November 2010 Community Bulletin

Message from Liz . . .

As expected, this was a difficult election season. But thanks to the support of so many of you, I was reelected with 70 percent of the vote. First, thank you and know that even if you chose not to vote for me, I will do my very best to serve every constituent of the 26th Senatorial District for the next two years.

File: 
Nov 2010 CB- PRINT.doc

November 30, 2010
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November 29, 2010
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So Where's Staten Island's Subway Line?

So now Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing his own version of a rail tunnel connection between Manhattan and New Jersey. Plans call for the No. 7 line to be extended to 12th Avenue and 34th Street on the West Side. But the mayor has floated the idea of extending the No. 7 subway line even farther, into New Jersey Transit’s hub at the Secaucus Junction station.

November 24, 2010
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Savino Calls For Subway, Rail Links For Staten Island With Floating $3B in Federal Funding

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island should get first crack at $3 billion in federal transportation funding that Mayor Bloomberg would like to see used to extend the No. 7 subway line to New Jersey, state Sen. Diane Savino said."If the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) wants to truly move people out of their cars and onto rail, extending a subway to the Island is the way to do it," said Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn). "The MTA should complete a 1912 plan that would have rail and freight access from the terminus of Victory Boulevard to Brooklyn, along 67th Street, and then utilize the R train route along Fourth Avenue. The projected cost of the plan is $3 billion, the same as the extension of the 7 line under the Hudson River."

November 20, 2010
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Public Hearing: The Second Avenue Subway Construction

       The Second Avenue Subway is being constructed to provide residents and commuters with additional access to mass transit. However, this endeavor has lead to numerous problems. Many businesses, residents, building owners, and commuters have been adversely affected by the construction which has eliminated parking, diminished sidewalks, and severely blocked access to local businesses. In addition, the scheduled dates of completion have been pushed back, and limited information has been disseminated to impacted businesses and residents.

November 30, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Rat Attack!

Although the constituents in the 30th senatorial district vary ethnically, culturally and economically, they all encounter the same chronic rat problem whenever they use the subway system.  Most people have a visceral reaction to rats, but that alone is not why we must make every effort to rid them from our subways. 

File: 
Perkins, Rat Report_OfficeFinal.pdf

November 3, 2010
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LANZA SLAMS MTA FOR BRIDGE AND TUNNEL TOLL INCREASES

Today MTA board members, by a vote of 12-to-1, increased tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge $2 to $13, and increased cash tolls by $1 to $6.50 at seven major crossings. Drivers who use E-ZPass will have their tolls increased by 5 percent to $4.80 at major crossings. This comes on the heels of bus and subway fare increases earlier this month.

 

October 27, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR FUSCHILLO ON MTA BOARD’S DECISION TO RAISE BRIDGE & TUNNEL TOLLS

“Once again, the MTA Board is steering New York State in the wrong direction by asking Long Islanders to pay more, this time by raising cash tolls on major bridges and tunnels from $5.50 to $6.50 and increasing the E-Z Pass toll by 5 percent.              Both residents and businesses will again realize the negative impact of these increases.

October 27, 2010
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MTA Rally and Court Date

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a rally and protest against the Metropolitan Transit Authority bus service reductions on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, starting at 5:30 p.m., at the corner of Bay Ridge Avenue and 3rd Avenue.

 

Senator Golden is organizing the rally in advance of the October 21st State Supreme Court hearing where arguments of the lawsuit filed against the Metropolitan Transit Authority will be presented to Judge Kenneth Sherman by expert counsel hired by Senator Golden

 

October 21, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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