Issues: Highways

Construction Jobs - Yes, Budget Extenders - No

ALBANY, 04/12/08- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today voted against an emergency budget extender bill becasue it suspends payments for ongoing state-funded capital construction projects.

"Construction companies across upstate New York have been forced to lay off hundreds of hardworking individuals because the state isnt meeting its obligations," Seward said. "This endangers critical infrastructure improvements and leaves families in a precarious financial position."

April 15, 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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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Room 124 CAP

April 13, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Release State Funds - Get Construction Jobs Moving

ONEONTA, 04/08/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) says the late state budget is now jeopardizing thousands of jobs and putting public safety at risk.

“The lack of urgency shown by some in Albany to set to work on a state budget is now sending individuals to the unemployment line,” said Senator Seward.  “We need to start public conference committees immediately and complete a state budget to avoid a total state shut down.”

Along with pressing for ramped up budget work, Senator Seward is also calling on the governor to reverse his recent decision to suspend payments for ongoing state-funded capital construction projects until a new state budget is in place.   

April 8, 2010
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

Re: Funding New York’s Road and Bridge Work“There is no reason, cause or justification for withholding funding to the hundreds of road crews and contractors hard at work around the state maintaining our transportation infrastructure. To continue shortchanging New York’s roads and bridges is a path that will lead to disaster.

April 8, 2010
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

Re: Funding New York’s Road and Bridge Work

“There is no reason, cause or justification for withholding funding to the hundreds of road crews and contractors hard at work around the state maintaining our transportation infrastructure. To continue shortchanging New York’s roads and bridges is a path that will lead to disaster.

April 8, 2010
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Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010
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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives resolution (H.Res. 1186) designating April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, passed 410 to 2.The resolution, sponsored by Colorado Rep. Betsy Markey, encourages Americans to consider the lives of others on the road and put an end to distracted driving.

March 24, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 23, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 124 CAP

The committee will consider the following nominations. Roger P. Higgins, Member, New York State Bridge Authority

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February 23, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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New York State Legislative Report with Senator Martin Dilan

Senator Dilan speaks with Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli about upcoming budget priorities, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state of New York's roads and bridges.

February 9, 2010
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Senate Passes Aubertine Legislation to Cut Costs for Municipalities and Help Reduce Property Taxes

ALBANY (February 2, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed by unanimous vote legislation (S.5426) sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine intended to empower county, city, town and village highway superintendents to better share services across municipal lines to save money.

February 2, 2010
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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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Senator Dilan | 2010 Legislative Priorities

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan discusses his legislative priorities for the 2010 legislative session.

January 15, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer addresses Western New York's infrastructure at AAA Car Care Plus in Amherst.

January 14, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer addresses Western New York's infrastructure at AAA Car Care Plus in Amherst.

January 13, 2010
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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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Final hearing on the NYSDOT Five-Year Capital Plan, live from SUNY Farmingdale at 11

Watch it here.

To comment on the future of New York's roads and bridges visit here.

December 4, 2009
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