Issues: Transportation

FUSCHILLO BILL CREATING TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR WRONG WAY DRIVERS APPROVED BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors creating tougher penalties for wrong-way drivers has been approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.

March 1, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Introduces MTA Security Act In The Senate

I have introduced my MTA Security Act (S1968), an important proposal that would protect subway and bus riders. The legislation would grant the State Director of Homeland Security oversight of the security measures utilized by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at its facilities. The State Department of Homeland Security would examine the security measures being used by the MTA and issue findings and recommendations regarding necessary enhancements. The Director would then be empowered to require the implementation of the recommendations.

March 1, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Introduces MTA Security Act In The Senate

Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) has introduced his MTA Security Act (S1968), an important proposal that would protect subway and bus riders. The legislation would grant the State Director of Homeland Security oversight of the security measures utilized by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at its facilities. The State Department of Homeland Security would examine the security measures being used by the MTA and issue findings and recommendations regarding necessary enhancements. The Director would then be empowered to require the implementation of the recommendations.

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SECURES NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT NEAR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE TO IMPROVE SAFETY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has approved his requests to install a traffic light at a busy intersection in the immediate vicinity of the parish and school at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Bensonhurst.

The Department of Transportation has approved a new traffic signal at the intersection of 15th Avenue and 74th Street and the light should be installed by May 31st.

March 1, 2011
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KENNEDY PRESSES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR ANSWERS

Senator fights for increased transportation aid for Western New York

ALBANY, N.Y. – At the joint legislative budget hearing held Monday to discuss transportation and infrastructure, Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, pressed officials from the Department of Transportation for answers on issues critical to the economic future of Western New York.  

When it was his turn to question the DOT, Senator Kennedy pushed to get Western New York its fair share of transportation aid to revitalize the region’s aging infrastructure.

February 28, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Room 123 CAP

March 1, 1:00 PM - 1:04 PM
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Senator Krueger: Use Elle’s Law To Make Streets Safer

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians must come together to curb reckless behavior

Posted by Our Town on February 23, 2011

Op-ed By Liz Krueger

When you’re on a small island with millions of people living, literally, on top of one another, problems with sharing space are bound to occur. Add to that the fact that New Yorkers are often racing to get from one destination to another, and you are faced with the reality that the streets of New York can be dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Sadly, this reality has been displayed recently, as six people have been struck and killed by automobiles while walking or cycling on the Upper East Side: a fact both startling and heartbreaking.

February 24, 2011
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Hoyt, Grisanti Urge Feds to Redirect High Speed Rail Funds to NYS

$2.4 Billion from Federal Government Would Boost Rail Development

BUFFALO, NY –Assemblymember Sam Hoyt and Senator Mark Grisanti sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today urging him to redirect $2.4 billion in high speed rail funding that was recently rejected by Florida to New York. This injection of money to develop New York’s high speed rail corridor would be a dramatic boost for the development.

February 18, 2011
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Motorists Urged to Report Potholes

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Joan McDonald and New York State Thruway Executive Director Michael Fleischer are today reminding motorists to report potholes on the State's highway system by contacting 1-800-POTHOLE (1-800-768- 4653), the state roadway hotline for reporting these trouble-spots. The toll-free service is available across upstate New York and in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Potholes found on county, town, city and village streets, or private roadways should be reported to the appropriate owner.

For more information, click the link below.

February 17, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS THAT STRICTER PENALTIES FOR TALKING ON A CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING ARE NOW IN EFFECT

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, is informing residents that stronger penalties for talking on a cell phone while driving are now in effect.

February 16, 2011
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Senator Martins Uncovers Unfair Practice by the MTA

New York State Senator Jack M. Martins last week uncovered an unfair practice engaged in by the MTA. Beginning December 30, in order to get a refund on a train ticket that is not used, a customer must pay a $10 “processing fee.” In many instances, the fee is more expensive than the ticket.

“I am appalled that the MTA is unwilling to give customers refunds by charging them a fee. Customers who purchase a ticket but don’t use the service should be able to get a refund on their money. It’s common sense,” said Senator Martins.

February 8, 2011
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TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE RECEIVES UPDATE FROM MTA CHAIRMAN ON STATE OF THE MTA

Committee Also Approves Legislation to Protect Children and Improve Safety for Those Who Drive and Work on Our Roadways

February 8, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Committee on TransportationCharles J. Fuschillo, Jr.Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 10:00amRoom 124 CAP

February 8, 10:00 AM - 11:01 AM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Transportation"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Transportation Info

February 28, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Room 124 CAP

February 1, 9:30 AM - 9:35 AM
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Senator Liz Krueger on the "Bike Wars" of the East Side

Bike Wars

By Allen Houston

Simmering Bike Resentment

East Siders may have grown used to delivery guys on bicycles hopping sidewalks and dangerously whizzing in and out of pedestrians as they rush to drop off Chinese food or pizza. But they seem to have finally reached a breaking point. The debate over whether to restrict bicyclists may not only be about these riders and alleged misdemeanors; rather, it could be part of a growing hostility toward the increasingly bike-friendly city that New York is becoming...

Delivery Drivers Drive Anger, Pols Respond

February 3, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ARRANGES FOR METROCARD BUS TO VISIT COMMUNITY OFFICE

Senator Golden stated, “I am pleased to continue to welcome the Metro Card Van to my district office the first Monday of every month as a service to my constituents. I encourage all those who have Metro Card related matters to take care of to stop by the event at my office and receive prompt and attentive service.”

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question.

April 4, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ARRANGES FOR METROCARD BUS TO VISIT COMMUNITY OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled a visit of the Metro Card Van to his Bay Ridge District Office, 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, February 7, 2011 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Senator Golden stated, “I am pleased to continue to welcome the Metro Card Van to my district office the first Monday of every month as a service to my constituents. I encourage all those who have Metro Card related matters to take care of to stop by the event at my office and receive prompt and attentive service.”

February 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Golden Disappointed with Latest MTA Misstep Effecting Brooklyn Subway Riders

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) took the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to task today for its treatment of stranded riders, as published reports today indicate, on an N train Wednesday night. After confusion and a lack of communication to riders, around 100 people, who some are residents of his district, were left stranded in Coney Island overnight. Commuters taking D train service into Brooklyn late Wednesday night were rerouted to the N line and then left there for four hours, after it was decided service would be discontinued and riders were informed they would have to make alternative travel arrangements.

January 28, 2011
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