Issues: MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR FUSCHILLO ON MTA BOARD’S DECISION TO RAISE FARES

          "I am extremely disappointed that, for the third time in four years, the MTA Board has again voted to raise fares, with LIRR riders facing an fare increase of up to 9.4%. Once again, Long Islanders are being treated like an ATM for the MTA.

October 7, 2010
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Senator Fuschillo's Testimony to the MTA Board Opposing Proposed LIRR Fare Hikes

Following is the testimony Senator Fuschillo gave to the MTA Board of Directors opposing their proposed LIRR fare hikes at their recent public hearing in Garden City:  

Good evening ladies and gentleman.

September 16, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN SALADINO VISIT MASSAPEQUA PARK LIRR STATION TO INFORM COMMUTERS HOW TO FIGHT MTA’S PROPOSED LIRR FARE HIKES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (R-Massapequa) today urged commuters at the Massapequa Park Train Station to join them in fighting the MTA’s proposed LIRR fare hike.

September 15, 2010
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SALAND ADMONISHES THE MTA FOR THEIR RUNAWAY SPENDING

Testimony from Senator Steve Saland                                                                    

September 13, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN SALADINO INFORM MASSAPEQUA COMMUTERS HOW TO FIGHT MTA’S PROPOSED LIRR FARE HIKES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (R-Massapequa) today visited the Massapequa Train Station to inform residents how they can fight the MTA’s proposed LIRR fare hike.

September 13, 2010
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Will MTA listen at Staten Island hike hearing?

From the Staten Island Advance:

http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/09/will_mta_listen_at_hike_hearin.html

Commuters can sound off on the MTA's plan to hike tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to $12 as well as the new higher-priced MetroCards on Thursday.

September 13, 2010
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MTA TO HOLD HEARING ON STATEN ISLAND TO SOLICIT PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED CHANGES IN FARES AND CROSSING CHARGES

Below is the link to the detailed proposal for changes in fares and tolls, as well as supporting documents and tables.

September 16, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH INFORM SEAFORD COMMUTERS HOW TO FIGHT MTA’S PROPOSED LIRR FARE HIKES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently visited the Wantagh and Seaford Train Stations to inform residents how they can fight the MTA’s proposed LIRR fare hike.

September 8, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH INFORM WANTAGH COMMUTERS HOW TO FIGHT MTA’S PROPOSED LIRR FARE HIKES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) today visited the Wantagh Train Station to inform residents how they can fight the MTA’s proposed LIRR fare hike.

September 7, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS ABOUT PUBLIC HEARINGS ON MTA’S LIRR FARE HIKE PROPOSAL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today informed residents that the MTA will be holding two public hearings on Long Island to solicit input on their proposal to raise LIRR fares. Senator Fuschillo, who strongly opposes the MTA’s fare increase proposal, urged residents to join him by signing his online petition against the fare hikes, the results of which he will present to the MTA Board of Directors at the hearing.

September 3, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH INFORM BELLMORE COMMUTERS HOW TO FIGHT MTA’S PROPOSED LIRR FARE HIKES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) today visited the Bellmore Train Station to inform residents how they can fight the MTA’s proposed LIRR fare hike.

September 2, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH INFORM MERRICK COMMUTERS HOW TO FIGHT MTA’S PROPOSED LIRR FARE HIKES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently visited the Merrick Train Station to inform residents how they can fight the MTA’s proposed LIRR fare hike.

August 31, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH SHOW FREEPORT COMMUTERS HOW TO FIGHT MTA’S PROPOSED LIRR FARE HIKES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) today visited the Freeport Train Station to show residents how they can fight the MTA’s proposed LIRR fare hike.

August 31, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S PETITION DRIVE AGAINST MTA’S PROPOSED LIRR FARE HIKE UNDERWAY

Aiming to Get 5,000 Signatures to Present to the MTA Board at Public Hearing on LIRR Fare Increase; Over 1,100 Residents Have Already Signed.  

August 31, 2010
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Express Your Opposition to the MTA’s Proposed Fare Hikes

The MTA  will be holding hearings on their proposed fare hikes. The hearings on Long Island will take place, Thursday, September 16, beginning at 6 PM; registration will opens at 5 PM and closes at 9 PM. at the Garden City Hotel 45 Seventh Street in  Garden City.  A second hearing will be held Monday, September 20th at the Suffolk County Legislature, 725 Veterans Memorial

August 31, 2010
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LI Herald: State Senator: Tell the MTA "Enough is Enough"

By Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

July 30, 2010

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is continuing its long tradition of asking Long Islanders to solve its fiscal problems. We need to tell the Board of Directors at the MTA "enough is enough."

Because of last year’s MTA bailout plan, which I opposed, LIRR riders will be asked pay up to 9.4 percent more for tickets and pay higher fees for onboard transactions. The MTA is also looking to significantly shorten the time span for which certain LIRR tickets remain valid.

August 2, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ASKS RESIDENTS TO JOIN WITH HIM IN FIGHTING THE MTA

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today invited residents to join with him to fight against the MTA’s proposed LIRR fare increases.

July 29, 2010
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Senator Marcellino's Statement on MTA

Hold on to your pocketbooks and wallets, the MTA is coming and they want your last nickel.  Again.  With a stark reminder of what a lousy deal the 2009 MTA Bailout Plan is, Newsday reported this morning a detailed plan to increase fares for both the MTA and LIRR ridership.

July 28, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH RE: Cross Bay Bridge Resident Rebate Program

“The burden of the MTA’s budget deficit should not be placed on commuters already struggling in these hard economic times. The Rockaway Rebate Program benefits over 100,000 local residents. Rockaway residents should not have to foot-the-bill to travel on and off the Peninsula. I urge MTA Chief Executive Officer Jay Walder to immediately reinstate the program.”

July 26, 2010
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Smart Growth Act could fix state's infrastructure

By: Peter B. Fleischer

New York's budget crisis is forcing government at all levels to re-evaluate how it allocates increasingly rare public dollars. As officials seek to identify and eliminate wasteful and unnecessary spending, they will find some of the waste is hiding in plain sight.

Travel to downtown Buffalo or to many of the state's older suburbs and you'll find decaying sidewalks, half-empty shopping centers, vacant lots and abandoned homes. Then travel a few more miles into what was until recently open countryside, and you'll find big new homes sprouting from former farm fields. Meanwhile, the population of many counties and the state continues to decline.

July 12, 2010
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