Issues: Highways

Albany hearing on NYSDOT Five-Year Capital Plan live at noon

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

November 23, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan

Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

December 4, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Leandra's Law signed into law

Governor Paterson signs the Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra’s Law, making penalties on drunk driving with child passengers the toughest in the nation. Sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) in the Senate, Leandra’s Law, makes it a first-time felony offense for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both while transporting passengers age 15 and under. The measure also requires the use of mandatory ignition interlock systems if convicted.

November 20, 2009
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Comment on the NYS Department of Transportation's Capital Plan

Ending a near half-century of excluding New Yorkers from talks on how and where their transportation dollars are spent, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan, has provided the following forum to solicit public input.

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November 18, 2009
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GRIFFO SUPPORTS MEASURE TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM TRAVELING WITH DRUNK DRIVERS

SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO SAVE CHILDREN TRAPPED WITH DRUNK DRIVERS

Leandra’s Law Would Create Felony Charges For Driving Drunk With a Child in the Car, Require All Convicted DWI Offenders to Use Ignition Interlocks

November 18, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan - NYC

Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

November 19, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan - Greenburgh

Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

November 20, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

“The safety of drivers traveling between Vermont and New York must be of the utmost importance, that is why I support Governor Paterson’s decision to replace the Crown Point Bridge. The costs to repair the 80 year-old span are prohibitive compared to the long-term, regional safety and economic gains if the bridge were to be replaced all-together,” said Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

November 10, 2009
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Uncut video of Senate Transportation Committee hearing on Department of Transportation's Five-Year Capital Plan in Syracuse, NY.

Uncut video of Senate Transportation Committee hearing on Department of Transportation's Five-Year Capital Plan in Syracuse, NY.

The State Department of Transportation’s Five Year Capital Plan, released last week, is a significant, essential first step to provide for the future needs of a modern, safe, reliable and efficient multimodal transportation system. The hearings have been called to give stakeholders the opportunity to identify those needs and the resources both necessary and available to meet them.

November 4, 2009
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Regarding Comptroller DiNapoli's Road and Bridge Report

I thank Comptroller DiNapoli for his in-depth report highlighting the near 20-year foray into the state’s dedicated road and bridge fund. I look forward to working with the Comptroller as we seek to restore and re-dedicate funding to our transportation infrastructure and avert another Crown Point Bridge.

Attached is Comptroller Dinapoli's report.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's report on the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund

October 30, 2009
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Senator Dilan Announces Two Additional Statewide Public Hearings on DOT Five-Year Plan

Hearings Seek To Solicit Input from Entire State During Formulation of 2010 – 2015 Transportation Capital Plan

(Albany, NY)—Ending a near half-century of excluding New Yorkers from talks on how and where their transportation dollars are spent, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan has announced two additional hearings as part of a statewide tour to include stakeholders in the formation and implementation of a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

October 29, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan

Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

November 23, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Public Hearing: CANCELLED--Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan - Farmingdale

Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

November 18, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan

Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

October 30, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Statement from Senator Valesky About Rejection of DOT 5-Year Capital Plan

“While I agree with the call for fiscal discipline and strongly oppose any new taxes as we enter the 2009-2010 budget season, I am disappointed  that the DOT’s 5-Year Capital Plan was so quickly dismissed in its entirety without consideration of alternatives. 

October 8, 2009
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Promoting Intermunicpal Cooperation for Shared Highway Services

This publication, provides a sample resolution for use by local governing bodies to authorize the sharing of machinery, maintenance and equipment, and lending or borrowing of materials and supplies. It also offers a sample memorandum which may be used by highway officials when equipment is rented or loaned or material is exchanged or borrowed pursuant to such authorization.

August 30, 2009
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Griffo Wants Highway Project to Move Forward

 Griffo Calls For Action To Build Rooftop Highway Across North Country

(Albany) Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,I,C -Rome) today announced that he has urged Governor David Paterson to move forward as quickly as possible to use the unique opportunity created by federal stimulus money to implement plans to construct a Rooftop Highway across Northern New York that would offer much-needed connections between Interstates 81 and 87.

June 23, 2009
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Senator Johnson Acts To Crack Down On Drunk Drivers

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, announced agreement on legislation he is cosponsoring in the Senate (S.5517A) to crack down on drunk drivers by creating the new charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others and aggravated vehicular assault for drunk drivers who injure other people.

June 20, 2007
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