Issues: Transportation

Schuyler County Transit celebrates a 5-year milestone! ~ Watch more from the August 25th celebration ~ Senator O'Mara joins Schuyler County Transit and local officials from throughout rural, upstate NY to protect future of rural public transportation

Congratulations to Schuyler County Transit on the celebration of your 5th Anniversary, and thank you for your outstanding service.

Read more from The Odessa File: News of Schuyler County, "Transit marks 5th anniversary"

Read and watch more on WETM-TV, "Schuyler County Transit Service Celebrates 5 Years"

August 26, 2015
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Murphy Announces $2 Million For Improvements to Route 6

MAHOPAC, NY - New York State Senator Terrence Murphy today announced that work will soon begin on a $2 million project to make improvements at two intersections on U.S. Route 6 in the towns of Somers, in Westchester County, and Carmel, in Putnam County. New York State Senator Terrence Murphy said, "Local roads matter. The Route 6 corridor is a crucial transportation artery not only within the 40th Senate District, but the entire Hudson Valley region. Today's announcement of $2 million in new infrastructure funding will create local construction jobs and also support needed safety improvements, such as new signals and turning lanes at two of the busiest intersections, that will help ensure commuters get home safely."

August 25, 2015
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Ortt Takes Media on Tour of Proposed Emergency Hub

On Thursday, Aug. 13, Senator Ortt took the media on a tour of the proposed site for a WNY First Response & Preparedness Center. The former hanger and Niagara Falls U.S. Army Reserve Center in the Town of Niagara would serve as an emergency operations hub and shared training facility for first responders, law enforcement agencies and community organizations. Read the related articles from the publications listed below.

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August 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Announces Rexford Bridge Project Awarded Construction Contract

I am pleased to report that the long-awaited, and long-needed, replacement of the Rexford Bridge is finally taking place, as a construction contract has just been awarded for this project.

It is hoped that some construction could begin this fall, with a planned completion by the end of 2017.

August 18, 2015
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Legislation Dedicating Highway to Local Veterans Signed Into Law

Bills will designate portions of State Route 15A in Livingston County in honor of local veterans

 

ALBANY – As a salute to veterans past and present from Livingston County, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) announced today that legislation she authored has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The two bills designate portions of State Route 15A as the Springwater Veterans Memorial Highway and the Livonia Veterans Memorial Highway.

 

This stretch of state highway runs nine miles, and will serve as an acknowledgment to the efforts of local service members. Visitors traveling through the Towns of Springwater and Livonia will now be reminded of the sacrifices made by area veterans on their behalf.

 

August 17, 2015
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Bridge on Interstate 86 Will Serve As Tribute To The Project's Champion

Dedication will serve as lasting reminder of Susan Foster Myers’ service to Allegany County

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R,C,I- Gowanda) announced today that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed their legislation to name the bridge that crosses Interstate 86 over State Route 275 in honor of the late Susan Foster Myers.

 

Mrs. Myers, a former Friendship Town Councilwoman and Allegany County Legislator, will be posthumously honored for her efforts to improve life in Allegany County and her personal crusade to have Route 17 designated as an interstate highway.

 

August 17, 2015
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Senator Gianaris Welcomes Citi Bike to Long Island City

(Long Island City, NY) – Senator Michael Gianaris released the following statement on the announcement of Citi Bike coming to Long Island City. The arrival of the program in LIC will bring greater transportation alternatives, especially in an area with stressed mass transit and increasing amounts of commuters.

 

August 5, 2015
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Summer 2015 Rural Futures Edition

The Legislative Commission on Rural Resources is proud to have published our Summer 2015 Rural Futures Edition (click on the link below). We hope you find Rural Futures both interesting and informative. Please feel free to contact the Commission staff with any questions, comments or suggestions. Thank you!

July 31, 2015
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Narrowsburg Bridge Public Hearing

A representative from my office, Robert Itzla, attended last evening’s public hearing regarding the $9 million Narrowsburg Bridge Repair Project. The bridge is in need of repair due to heavy deterioration of the bridge deck and pedestrian walking paths. Over 50 people attended the informational meeting to hear from New York and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials. During the repair of the bridge, one lane will be open to allow for traffic to pass over the bridge. However there will be 15 instances over the 2 year period where the bridge will be completely closed. These closures will only occur at night.

July 30, 2015
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Murphy, local officials, call for modern Grade Crossing Elimination Act

KATONAH, NY - Even eighty-seven years after passage of the Grade Crossing Elimination Act, rail safety remains atop the agenda of many local lawmakers. According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, the grade crossing at the Katonah Train Station continues to be ranked as one of, if not the most, dangerous in the Hudson Valley. Following the horrific accident in Valhalla this past February, Senator Terrence Murphy introduced several measures to improve grade crossing safety. "After the tragedy in Valhalla I heard from a number of local elected officials about the need to improve safety at these dangerous intersections," he said.

July 27, 2015
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Ortt Questions NFTA on Service Cuts as ADA Celebrates Anniversary

Senator Says Recent Cuts Threaten ADA Requirements for Paratransit Riders

Senator, Local Elected Officials, Advocates Call on NFTA to Reinstate Routes 57 and 55L

July 25, 2015
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COUNTY CLERKS BACK RITCHIE ATV TRAIL PLAN

See Potential for Increased Tourism, Jobs and Local Government


The state’s County Clerks are backing Senator Patty Ritchie’s new plan to use millions of dollars from ATV registration fees—including fees from now-prohibited side-by-side models—to develop a statewide trail system for ATV riders and other four-season outdoor enthusiasts.

July 23, 2015
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NYS Senate Forum on the Future of Rural Public Transportation ~ July 22, 2015 ~ Cooperstown, NY ~ Watch Now

Cooperstown, N.Y.—New York State Senators Tom O’Mara (R/C/I-Big Flats) and James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta), whose Upstate, rural legislative districts are being hurt by state-level changes underway in the management of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT), held a “New York Medicaid NEMT Roundtable Discussion” in Cooperstown on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

July 23, 2015
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Historic agreement to make Amish buggies more visible at night

Senator Patty Ritchie and St. Lawrence County leaders announced an historic agreement with members of the state's fastest-growing Amish community to improve markings on their horse-drawn buggies to make them more easily seen at night.

July 23, 2015
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Rural Public Transportation Issues Focus Of Senate Forum

COOPERSTOWN, 07/22/15 —New York State Senators James L. Seward (R/C/I) and Tom O’Mara (R/C/I-Big Flats), whose upstate, rural legislative districts are being hurt by state-level changes underway in the management of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, held a “New York Medicaid NEMT Roundtable Discussion” today in Cooperstown.

The senators heard testimony from local leaders and transportation management officials from Central and Western New York, the Mohawk Valley, the Hudson Valley, the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and the North Country on how state reforms are negatively impacting public transportation in the rural communities they serve.  

July 22, 2015
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THE (UP)STATE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Cooperstown, N.Y., July 22—New York State Senators Tom O’Mara (R/C/I-Big Flats) and James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta), whose Upstate, rural legislative districts are being hurt by state-level changes underway in the management of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, are holding a “New York Medicaid NEMT Roundtable Discussion” today in Cooperstown.

July 22, 2015
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NYSDOT Announces $16.6 Million Route 112 Reconstruction Project

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll today announced that work is underway on a $16.6 million project to reconstruct State Route 112 in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County. The project will improve safety and ease congestion along this busy stretch of road. 

July 22, 2015
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Following Two Deadly Accidents, Kennedy & Wozniak Call for NYSDOT to Act at Harlem Road & Walden Ave Intersection

12-Year Old & 19-Year Old Killed in Span of Less Than 1 Year at Deadly Intersection, Study and Reforms Badly Needed Say Kennedy & Wozniak

Tens of Thousands Of Cars Compete With Bikers and Pedestrians Every Day – Intersection Requires an Overhaul 

July 22, 2015
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HISTORIC AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE VISIBILITY OF HORSE-DRAWN BUGGIES

Nearly Doubles Reflective Markings on Buggies to Help Avoid Crashes

July 22, 2015
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