Issues: MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

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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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPEAKS TO NASSAU COUNCIL OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently addressed members of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce.

October 19, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR REPEAL OF MTA PAYROLL TAX WHICH HARMS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND NON-PROFIT AGENCIES

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (second right) joins with local small businesses, non-profit organizations, and local libraries in calling on Governor Paterson to repeal the MTA payroll tax.

October 16, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Small Businesses And Non-Profits to Call For Repeal Of MTA Payroll Tax

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his fellow Long Island Republican Senators, business owners and non-profit organization leaders to call for the repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax.  Joining together with those who will be directly impacted, Senator Flanagan, Senator Kemp Hannon, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Senator Owen H.

October 15, 2009
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Help is on the way for F train

By Gary Buiso

Feature article in Brooklyn Heights CourierA ride on the F train might be fraught with delays and commuter dismay, but New York City Transit isn’t prepared just yet to take the blame for overcrowded conditions, the agency said in a report released last week.The fault, the document infers, lies not in the agency, but in ourselves.

October 15, 2009
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Full Line Report on F Train:

This summer, after hearing from so many of you about the poor service you experience every day on the F train, I asked the MTA to do a full line review.

File: 
flinereport.pdf

File: 
F Review - Appendices.pdf

October 14, 2009
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October 12, 2009
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F line finally on track for fixes, says NYC Transit; construction, new subway cars coming to line

By Pete DonohueFeature article in The Daily News

Relief for riders on the F line - one of the longest and most delay prone - is on the way as transit officials are targeting it for a fix, officials said yesterday.

NYC Transit is adding new subway cars on the line, which should reduce breakdowns and improve on-time performance, officials said.

October 10, 2009
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