Issues: Transportation

MTA to Make House Calls to Check Subway Construction Noise

Fox 5 interviewed Sen. Krueger for this update on the Second Avenue Subway construction. Following a letter from Sen. Krueger and other elected officials, MTA engineers will be making late-night visits to sleepless residents to assess the late-night noise problem.

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February 22, 2012
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Verrazano-Narrows Toll Plaza Improvement Project

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 28th a new construction work zone will be set up along Narrows Road South near the last entrance to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which will result a reconfiguration of traffic lanes from three to two lanes and the elimination of up to approximately 20 parking spots.

As part of the $50 million, 45-month Verrazano-Narrows toll plaza improvement project, contractors will be adding a new retaining wall and abutment for construction of the new Narrows Road South fly-over ramp to help ease both car and bus traffic onto the Brooklyn-bound upper level of the bridge. The work is also in preparation for construction of a new lower level connector roadway in 2014 that will take motorists directly from the Staten Island Expressway to the bridge’s lower level.

February 22, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN WORKS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CORRECT PARKING SIGNS IN GERRITSEN BEACH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the Department of Transportation is giving attention to two areas of concern related to parking signs in Gerritsen Beach.

Senator Golden has received notification that through his bringing it to the attention of the Department of Transportation, a No Standing Anytime sign, outside a closed physical therapist has been removed. The sign, which has now been removed from in front of 2408 Gerritsen Avenue, was causing the issuance of wrongful parking summonses. The sign was originally requested for the purposes of ambulance and ambulette transport to and from the physical therapist which closed in 2008.

February 22, 2012
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

You might call it a pedestrian “no-man’s land,” a 16-mile stretch of roadway where an average of five people die each year. It’s not Manhattan’s Broadway or the Bronx’s Grand Concourse, nor is it notorious Queens Boulevard. It’s actually here in our backyard, Route 24, better known as Hempstead Turnpike.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign has indentified the turnpike as the most dangerous road for pedestrians in the region for the last three years. This is an unfortunate distinction, but one that is finally drawing attention to a problem many of us have at least intuitively recognized for a long time. If you live, work, or even regularly drive there, you know it can be dangerous.

February 21, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO UNVEILS PLANS TO MODERNIZE AND REBUILD I-390 INTERCHANGE IN ROCHESTER

$26 Million Included in Executive Budget for First Phases of Project

 

 

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled new plans to modernize and rebuild the I-390 Interchange in Rochester. The project will create a gateway to the University of Rochester, enabling campus expansion and job growth. The Governor included $26 million in his 2012-2013 Executive Budget to support the first two phases of the project.

 

The project will improve accessibility to the University of Rochester, Monroe Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology campuses, leading to thousands of new jobs in the local economy generated by university growth. Approximately 630 construction jobs will also be created.

 

February 17, 2012
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Senate Passes Bill to Restore State's Commuter Tax Benefit

Legislation Would Ensure that Commuters Receive $240 a Month State Tax Benefit to Help Offset Mass-Transit Costs

The New York State Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), and co-sponsored by Senator Jack M. Martins, to fully restore the state’s pre-tax commuter benefit to provide savings to commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road and other mass transit.

February 16, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator David Carlucci

Senator Carlucci speaks on Your Voice about the Tappan Zee Bridge, mandate relief, this year's budget and upcoming events in his district.

February 15, 2012
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Senator Kennedy Commends Distracted-Driving Crackdown, Praises Effective Enforcement of New Law

Especially proficient enforcement in Western New York, as police officials in Erie County wrote about 17 percent of all texting-while-driving tickets issued outside of New York City

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, commended State Police and local law enforcement agencies for cracking down on distracted driving and effectively enforcing the state’s new texting-while-driving law – which the Legislature passed and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed last summer.

February 14, 2012
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Senate Passes "Tiffany's Law"

The New York State Senate today passed “Tiffany’s Law” (S.2860A), sponsored by Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-C-I, Syracuse). The bill would require all prior convictions of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, whether it be an automobile (DWI), snowmobile (SWI), or all-terrain vehicle, 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 14, 2012
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Department Of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald Coming to Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, Owen H. Johnson Auditorium February 15, 2012

Please join DOT Commissioner Joan McDonaldas she presents the state’s2012-2013 Executive Budget and Reform PlanA pro-growth budget that represents the next step in a plan to transform New York StateWednesday, February 15th 12:00PM doors open

Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library

Owen H. Johnson Auditorium

1 South Country Road

February 15, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Espaillat Criticizes “Immature,” “Counterproductive” Remarks by MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota

“Focus on improving subway services, not taking on elected officials”

February 14, 2012
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Senate Transportation Committee Hearing in Albany on the National Transportation Safety Board's Report on Distracted Driving.

The Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on February 13, 2012 to review the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) recent report on distracted driving and examine what steps New York State can take to make roads safer and protect people from distracted driving crashes.

February 14, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO RESTORE STATE’S COMMUTER TAX BENEFIT

Legislation Would Ensure that Commuters Receive $240 a Month State Tax Benefit to Help Offset Mass-Transit Costs

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to fully restore the State’s pre-tax commuter benefit to provide savings to commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road and other mass transit.

February 13, 2012
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON DISTRACTED DRIVING

        The New York State Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., today held a public    hearing on distracted driving examining the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) December 2011 recommendations on distracted driving and exploring how New York State can better prevent distracted driving on its roadways.

February 13, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO AND THE STATE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE LOOK AT SOLUTIONS TO THE DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

Continuing his efforts to keep our roadways safe, Senator Mike Nozzolio is working to address the dangers of distracted driving, a potentially fatal driving habit where drivers engage in activities like text messaging or talking on cell phones behind the wheel. The State Senate Transportation Committee, on which Senator Nozzolio serves as a member, today held a public hearing to discuss Statewide solutions to this dangerous driving practice.

February 13, 2012
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SQUADRON, KAVANAGH ANNOUNCE NEW LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN HAYLEY AND DIEGO’S LAW AND CRACK DOWN ON CARELESS DRIVING

New Bill Gives Law Enforcement Tools to Better Enforce Law and Hold Careless Drivers Accountable

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh announced new legislation to give law enforcement better tools to crack down on careless drivers who injure pedestrians and bicyclists. The bill strengthens “Hayley and Diego’s Law” (Vehicle & Traffic Law 1146), which was introduced after the tragic deaths of Hayley Ng, 4, and Diego Martinez, 3, who were killed in 2009 in Chinatown when a delivery van that was left in reverse jumped the curb and hit the children.

February 10, 2012
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Public Hearing: To examine what steps New York State can take to make roads safer and protect people from distracted driving crashes

Senate Standing Committee on TransportationChair: Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.Public Hearing: To examine what steps New York State can take to make roads safer and protect people from distracted driving crashesPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Melissa Kehoe (518) 455-3341Media Contact: Chris Schneider (516) 882-0630ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

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February 13, 10:00 AM - 12:11 PM
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Room 124 CAP

February 14, 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
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ELECTEDS: NEW DELANCEY STREET SAFETY PLAN BIG STEP

 

Delancey Street Working Group Leads to Quick DOT Action to Improve Dangerous Corridor

Electeds: Plan Moves Delancey In Right Direction; Work and Community Engagement Must Continue

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, and Councilmember Rosie Mendez welcomed the Department of Transportation’s new safety plan for Delancey Street, while urging continuation of the Delancey Street Working Group to improve the corridor.

February 8, 2012
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February 7, 2:00 PM - 2:49 PM
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