Issues: MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference to Announce Funding for Student Metrocards

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his colleagues in the Senate Majority Conference to announce a major victory for New York families and their children: they have secured $25 million in state funding for a reduced fare student MetroCard program

June 24, 2010
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Senator Dilan Helps to Secure Funding For New York’s Roads and Bridges, Student MetroCards

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) and Senate colleagues last night passed a budget agreement that funds a 2-year New York State Department of Transportation Capital Plan as well as provides more than $25 million to fund reduced-fare MetroCards for New York City students.

June 22, 2010
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Senate Secures Funding For Student MetroCards

The Senate Democratic Majority has achieved a major victory for New York children and families today by securing $25 million in state funding for a reduced fare student MetroCard program.

June 21, 2010
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Espada Renews Call for Tolls as Students Citywide Walk Out

In Midst of Citywide Student Walk-Out, Espada Renews Call for Toll on East River Bridges to Save Free Student MetroCard

June 11, 2010
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SENATOR KRUEGER JOINS OTHER EAST SIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS IN CELEBRATING THE RESTORATION OF THE EAST 50TH STREET SELECT BUS SERVICE STOP; CALLS UPON THE MTA TO RECONSIDER DRASTIC CROSSTOWN BUS CUTS

For Immediate Release | June 4, 2010

Jennifer Krinsky | jenniferkrinsky@gmail.com | 212-490-9535

 

(New York, NY) Today, at the urging of the elected officials

representing the Manhattan neighborhoods of Turtle Bay and East

Midtown, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New

York City Department of Transportation (DOT) have made a commitment to

re-instate the Select Bus Service (SBS) 49th/50th Street bus stop.

 

Select Bus Service, which will replace Limited Service on the M15 bus

June 8, 2010
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My Take on the Select Bus Service on the East Side

Today we on the East Side, who have been underserved by public transit, have something to celebrate: Select Bus Service along First and Second Avenues in Manhattan. This is a huge first step toward creating a real Bus Rapid Transit alternative to serve the communities far east of the Lexington Avenue subway line.

June 8, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Small Business And Historic Preservation Boards, MTA And State Council On The Arts

The New York State Senate confirmed thirteen appointees to key boards today, including members to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Small Business Advisory Board, the State Board for Historic Preservation, the Long Island State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation, the Taconic State Park, Recreation, & Historic Preservation Commission, and the State Council on the Arts. Patrick J. Foye, Esq. (Sandspoint)Member, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

May 25, 2010
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Conference Of Black Senators Releases Their Signature Agenda Issues

Yesterday, the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS) unveiled their 2010 Signature Agenda issues and expressed their concerns regarding these particular bills not being brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Members of CBS truly believe that African American Communities have suffered long enough within the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Environment, Crime, Racism and Discrimination.

May 25, 2010
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Senator Craig Johnson speaks on Stopping the Third Track

Senator Craig M. Johnson at press conference talks about stopping the Third Track as a member of the community and the Senate's representative to the MTA Capital Program Review Board.

May 9, 2010
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State Senate Passes Resolution Urging Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Seek Alternatives to Station Agent Lay-Offs

News From

New York State Senator George Onorato

Chairman, New York State Senate Labor Committee

FOR RELEASE:  May 6, 2010CONTACT: Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486    kash@senate.state.ny.us

STATE SENATE PASSES RESOLUTION URGING METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO SEEK ALTERNATIVES TO STATION AGENT LAY-OFFS

May 6, 2010
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RSVP for Senator Savino's Virtual Town Hall

Have your voice heard! Senator Diane J. Savino invites you to participate in a Virtual Town Hall.

Topics covered will include, the MTA, mass transit service, bus and ferry services, quality of roads, quality of the ride, traffic congestion and commuter tolls and fees.

Have your voice heard!

When: April 20, 2010

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

-Call 1-800-393-7044 and leave a voicemail question. Your question will be transcribed and read at the Town Hall. You can call in starting today through the event.

April 9, 2010
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Why We Must Not Cut Free Student MetroCards

Why We Must Not Cut Free Student MetroCards

April 5, 2010
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NEWSDAY: 'The biggest political roadblock to the third track is state Sen. Craig Johnson ...'

NEWSDAY HEADLINE: Experts: Dim future for big LI transportation projects

By REID J. EPSTEIN  reid.epstein@newsday.com

With Long Island's dour economy, shrinking state revenues and strong "not-in-my-backyard" tendency, the prospect of new large-scale, government-funded transportation projects being launched anytime soon in the region appears bleak, experts said Sunday.

April 1, 2010
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Senator Onorato Urges MTA Chairman To Find Alternatives To Layoffs of 500 Subway Station Employees

News FromNew York State Senator George OnoratoChairman, Senate Committee on LaborFOR RELEASE: March 26, 2010CONTACT:  Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486  kash@senate.state.ny.us

SENATOR ONORATO URGES MTA CHAIRMAN TO FIND ALTERNATIVES TO

LAYOFFS OF 500 SUBWAY STATION EMPLOYEES

March 26, 2010
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SENATOR LANZA'S STATEMENT ON MTA SERVICE CUTS

Disappointment does not begin to describe the way I feel about the MTA’s decision to further cut transportation services on Staten Island. This is a betrayal of the people of Staten who are already underserved. 

March 26, 2010
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Espada Talks East River Tolls, Budget

NY Senate Majority Leader On Good Day NY

Updated: Friday, 26 Mar 2010, 11:42 AM EDTPublished : Friday, 26 Mar 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

MYFOXNY.COM - New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. wants to see a $2 toll for drivers to cross the East River bridges.

The idea isn't a new one for Espada who proposed the tolls last year.

Espada tells Good Day NY's Rosanna Scotto that he wants to use the money to save free, student  Metro Cards.

March 26, 2010
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Hispanic Senators Meet with Governor Paterson

The L WordBy Ken LovettDaily News

March 23, 2010
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