Issues: MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

SENATOR KEVIN PARKER STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S PROPOSAL TO INCREASE THE MTA TAX ON NEW YORK CITY

SENATOR KEVIN PARKER STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S PROPOSAL TO INCREASE THE MTA TAX ON NEW YORK CITY

February 8, 2010
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Statement: Sen. Foley Responds to Gov. Paterson's MTA Payroll Tax Proposal

State Seantor Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) released the following statement in response to Gov. Paterson's propsoed changes to the MTA payroll tax structure:

February 7, 2010
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Public Hearing: MTA PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED SERVICE CHANGES

 Following hearings, one or more of the following proposed changes in level of service could be implemented:

 

 

 

 

March 2, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Senator Martin Dilan -- January 20, 2010 Legislative Report

New York State Senator Martin Malave Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, speaks about the committee's accomplishments in 2009 -- including passage of Leandra's Law -- and priorities for 2010.

January 25, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Senate Transportation Committee Meeting

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATIONSenator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair12:30 PM, Tuesday, January 26, 2010Room 124 CAP

January 26, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATIONSenator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair12:30 PM, Tuesday, January 12, 2010Room 124 CAP

January 12, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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MTA Vote response

Press Release - DRAFT

For Immediate Release 

December 22, 2009
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Re: MTA Financial Plan

“Keeping services in tact must remain a priority for the MTA during this process. While I am fully aware of the financial strain the State, City and authority faces, the MTA must weigh every option to maintain services, especially services as vital as the reduced fare for school children program.” 

December 16, 2009
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Senator Duane and Assembly Member Kellner Criticize MTA Plan to Slash Millions From Access-A-Ride Program

MTA PLAN TO SLASH $40 MILLION THIS YEAR, $80 MILLION THE NEXT, FROM ACCESS-A-RIDE WILL LEAVE DISABLED RIDERS STRANDED

MTA Fails to Take Advantage of Existing Proposal to Save $50 Million Annually Without Cutting Services.

December 16, 2009
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Sen. Foley Introduces Legislation to Significantly Reduce MTA Payroll Tax on Long Island

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I – Sag Harbor) announced the introduction of major legislation that will significantly reduce the MTA payroll tax in Suffolk and Nassau as well as five other counties outside New York City that are currently served by the MTA.

December 15, 2009
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MARCELLINO CALLS FOR MTA INTERIM FINANCE AUTHORITY

In light of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) calling for service cuts, Senator Carl L.

December 14, 2009
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SENATOR OWEN H. JOHNSON CALLS FOR THE REPEAL OF THE MTA PAYROLL TAX

Sen. Owen H. Johnson, flanked by fellow Republican Long Island Senators, business owners and non-profit organization leaders, calls for the repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax.

The new tax, passed by the Democratically controlled Legislature and signed by governor David Paterson in May, is part of a $1.5 billion MTA bailout plan and is retroactive to March 1, 2009.

Every Republican in the Senate voted against the bailout to protect taxpayers from facing additional tax increases and further job losses that would jeopardize businesses at the worst possible economic time.

December 4, 2009
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F Train Town Hall

This past summer, I called on the MTA to conduct a full line review of the F Train in response to the many constituent complaints I received regarding ongoing service problems.  In October, the MTA released the findings from this review in a comprehensive report (which you can find on my website at: www.squadron.nysenate.gov).

December 4, 2009
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F train meeting next week

By Gary Buis

Feature article in Courier Life

The F train will rumble onto center stage next week, when the often frustrating subway line will be the focus of a public meeting.

State Senator Daniel Squadron and Community Boards 2 and 6 will host the event, planned for Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. inside Public School 58, 330 Smith Street.

In October, New York City Transit released the findings of a full line review it conducted at Squadron’s request.

December 2, 2009
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Full Steam Ahead? Joint Hearing on the MTA’s 2010 - 2014 Capital Plan

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

November 30, 2009
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MTA’s $7 Million Dog House

I was beyond stunned when I read the NY Post article that described the MTA’s plan to build a $7 million dog house.  I’ll repeat that just in case you missed it:  a $7 million dog house.  It’s not close to April 1st, so I can assure you; this is no April fools joke. 

November 23, 2009
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SENATORS FUSCHILLO & JOHNSON: NEW REPUBLIC TRAIN STATION, DOUBLE TRACK PROPOSAL VITAL FOR CONTINUED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALONG ROUTE 110 CORRIDOR

State Senators Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District) today announced support for the MTA’s proposal to create a new Republic Train Station and adding a full double track between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma.

November 9, 2009
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SALAND INTRODUCES BILL TO KILL PAYROLL TAX

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie), an outspoken critic of the MTA bail-out measure, unveiled a proposal to eliminate the payroll tax imposed on Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland counties.

 

November 4, 2009
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

 Claims City Provisionals Down 12% By ARI PAUL

Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Martha Hirst reported there has been a 12-percent reduction in provisionals working for the city, which she called part of the good news; of the first year of the agency's five-year plan to reduce temporary workers and hold more civil service exams. The Chief-Leader/Michel Friang

October 27, 2009
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