Issues: Transportation

More CHIPS?

Albany, N.Y., March 6—With final negotiations over the 2013-14 New York State budget kicking into high gear over the next two weeks, a group of state legislators, led by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support for local roads and bridges.

In the photo, the group of state legislators and local leaders gather on the staircase in The Well of the Legislative Office Building.

March 6, 2013
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Local Roads Matter

Senator O'Mara, a member of the Senate Transportation Committee, speaks with local highway superintendents moments after they held a news conference calling for increased state support for local roads and bridges.

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March 6, 2013
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano lead call to boost state support for locals roads and bridges

Albany, N.Y., March 6—With final negotiations over the 2013-14 New York State budget kicking into high gear over the next two weeks, a group of state legislators, led by Senator Tom O'Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support for local roads and bridges.

Highway superintendents from throughout the state have been in Albany this week as part of their "2013 Grassroots Advocacy Campaign for Local Roads & Bridges."

March 6, 2013
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O'Mara, Palmesano lead call to boost state support for local roads and bridges

Albany, N.Y., March 6—With final negotiations over the 2013-14 New York State budget kicking into high gear over the next two weeks, a group of state legislators, led by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support for local roads and bridges.

Highway superintendents from throughout the state have been in Albany this week as part of their “2013 Grassroots Advocacy Campaign for Local Roads & Bridges.”

March 6, 2013
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Local Roads Matter!

Senator Marchione supports CHIPS Program for safe, well-maintaned local roadways.

March 6, 2013
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Senator Marchione attends CHIPS funding press conference in Albany

Picture from the press conference Senator Marchione attended this morning in Albany on CHIPS funding to ensure that New York continues to have safe, high-quality local roads that help connect communities and commerce.

March 6, 2013
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Senator Marchione Meets with Local Highway Superintendents

On Wednesday morning, Senator Marchione met with Highway Superintendents from all over the 43rd Senate District regarding the CHIPS Program.  Senator Marchione also attended a press conference to make sure that CHIPS funding remains a priority.  Senator Marchione told the Highway Superintendents to keep up all their good work because local roads do matter!

March 6, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Room 124 CAP

March 5, 1:00 PM - 1:03 PM
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Tri-State Transportation Campaign | Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

Winners

NY State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Dilan rallied with G train riders in Williamsburg last month. Their efforts resulted in an MTA decision to conduct a full review of the G train.

Read more at Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

February 27, 2013
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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MTA to assess complaints that much maligned G train is frequently overcrowded, delayed and rerouted

EXCLUSIVE: MTA answers calls issued by state Sens. Daniel Squadron, Martin Malave Dilan for full-scale analysis of G subway line.

Read more at New York daily News.

February 27, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chair 9:45 AM, Thursday, February 28, 2013 Room 124 CAP

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE AND TIME. The Committee will also be addressed by Thomas J. Madison, Jr., Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority & Canal Corporation.

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February 28, 9:45 AM - 10:42 AM
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Senator Fuschillo's Distracted Driving Prevention Program

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently held a roundtable discussion at Lindenhurst High School for students to help raise awareness about the growing problem of distracted driving.   

February 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS DISTRACTED DRIVING PREVENTION PROGRAM AT LINDENHURST HIGH SCHOOL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today held a roundtable discussion at Lindenhurst High School for students to help raise awareness about the growing problem of distracted driving.   

February 20, 2013
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Senator Fuschillo's Distracted Driving Prevention Program

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be holding a roundtable discussion at Lindenhurst High School to help raise awareness about the growing problem of distracted driving.

Those participating in the discussion will be:

Jacy Good, who was permanently injured and lost her parents in a crash caused by a distracted driver;
Trooper Frank Bandiero, New York State Police;
Kristen Curran, a senior at Lindenhurst High School who recently obtained her driver's license;
Students from Ms. Dowd's Dock Law Class, all of whom are seniors and licensed drivers.

 

February 20, 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STATE BUDGET SHOULD INCREASE HIGHWAY FUNDS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Increase Would be the First Since 2008 & Help Provide Relief to Municipalities

February 15, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL BUS DRIVERS APPROVED BY SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to require all bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check has been approved by the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee.

February 12, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO PROMOTE BUS PASSENGER SAFETY

Legislation Would Prevent Sex Offenders from Becoming Bus Drivers and

Strengthen Penalties for Passing Stopped School Buses

February 12, 2013
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Senate Passes Bills to Promote Bus Passenger Safety

The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would enhance the safety of bus passengers by preventing registered sex offenders from becoming bus drivers and increasing penalties for passing a stopped school bus.Legislation (

February 11, 2013
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Senate Passes Tiffany's Law

The New York State Senate today passed “Tiffany’s Law”, sponsored by Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-C-I, Syracuse). The bill (S.1790) would require all prior convictions of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, whether it be an automobile (DWI), snowmobile (SWI), or all-terrain vehicle, to be considered during sentencing of a subsequent Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) conviction. In turn, any person convicted of BWI would have that charge considered during any subsequent DWI, SWI or ATV offense.

February 11, 2013
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