Issues: Transportation

Senate Passes Legislation to Strengthen Law on Text Messaging While Driving

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.998B) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting.  The bill was discussed today at a news conference by the bill sponsors, Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), and Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester). The bill would make text messaging while driving a primary violation rather than a secondary violation. Under the current law, a driver can only be cited for texting-while-driving if another violation, such as speeding, is also being cited.

May 3, 2011
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Senator Robach Remarks on Tougher Texting While Driving Legislation

On Tuesday, May 3rd, Senator Robach provided comments during a press conference in Albany regarding new legislation to strengthen the law on texting while driving. Senator Robach is a co-sponsor of Senate bill S.998B, which would elevate text messaging while drive driving a primary offense in New York State.

May 3, 2011
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Senator Robach Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Law on Texting While Driving

New law would elevate text messaging while driving violation to a primary offense

 

The New York State Senate today will act on a bill (S.998) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting. Action on the bill was announced today at a news conference by the bill sponsors, Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), and Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester).

 

May 3, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO MTA: “WE NEED WEEKEND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing a petition drive calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to reinstate weekend express bus service on the X 27 and X 28 bus routes. Weekend express bus service, which Senator Golden helped to start in the 2002, was eliminated in June 2010 due to agency budget cuts.

May 3, 2011
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Press Conference: SENATORS TO ANNOUNCE ACTION TO STRENGTHEN LAW AGAINST TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

Senators Carl Marcellino, Jim Alesi, Joe Robach and other members of the Senate Majority Conference, will hold a news conference regarding new legislation to strengthen the laws against texting while driving on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 332 of the Capitol.

They will be joined by members of the Assembly and a representative of the American Automobile Association to discuss the importance of enacting legislation to help law enforcement crack down on texting while driving to help prevent tragic auto accidents.

Members of the news media are welcome.

May 3, 11:00 AM - 11:33 AM
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Funeral Procession

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 4, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*Press Release*

Funeral Procession

May 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT NEW YORK’S “MOVE OVER LAW”

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding drivers about the State’s “Move Over Law” which requires them to move over and exercise due caution when approaching emergency vehicles that are stopped with their lights flashing.  

May 2, 2011
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Teen wants MTA to revive X-bus to Manhattan

Queens Times Ledger included that Senator Gianaris sent an article to the MTA asking for the Q22 bus to be restored.

A Whitestone teen who attends school in Long Island City is circulating a petition asking the MTA to restore an express bus from Jackson Heights to Astoria and Long Island City to midtown Manhattan that had been cut last year.

“The service needs to be reinstated because people would use it if people knew about it,” said Ali Fadil, 17.

April 29, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Room 124 CAP

May 3, 1:00 PM - 1:18 PM
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Court Sq. riders waiting for MTA ‘understanding’

Queens Chronicle asked Senator Gianaris to comment on the delayed opening of the transfer section at the Court Square stop in Long Island City.

A completed escalator would allow passengers to transfer to the E, G and M trains without walking above ground. An elevator, right, would allow the disabled to access the 7 train station easily. Stores located behind the glass escalator enclosure are out of business, below.

 An escalator covered in plastic wrap, benches and an elevator barricaded, lamp posts wrapped with black plastic bags — no, this isn’t the art of Christo and Jeanne Claude, but the work of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Jackson Avenue in Long Island City.

April 28, 2011
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Astorians want Q22 express bus back

Queens Chronicle wrote about Senator Gianaris' efforts to reinstate the Q22 express bus.

Residents and elected officials are pushing to have Q22 express bus service restored in Astoria.

A petition is circulating online, and in a letter dated April 26, addressed to Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Jay Walder, state Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria) demanded the service between Astoria and Manhattan be restored.

April 28, 2011
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Senator Gianaris speaking at rally to improve service on the 7 train.

Senator Gianaris participated in and spoke at a rally held at the Vernon Blvd stop of the 7 train, calling for improvements to the train's service. Queens residents should not have to deal with the train's pattern of delays, unreliable service and impossible to hear announcements, which occur almost on a daily basis.

April 28, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Fights To Rid LIC Of Loud Trains

Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris is continuing his fight to improve western Queens’ quality of life by requesting that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) immediately cease the idling of Long Island Railroad (LIRR) trains at the Long Island City rail yard in Queens. These trains pollute the air with the excessive amount of fuel they waste while sitting idle and disturb the neighborhood with the loud noises of their running engines.

April 28, 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.

May 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senate Republicans’ Plan to Toll East River Bridges

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 27, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Statement from Senator Shirley L. Huntley onSenate Republicans’ Plan to Toll East River Bridges

April 27, 2011
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LIRR Survey

The LIRR is a vital part of Long Island’s transportation infrastructure. Thousands of local residents ride the trains to and from work every day, and it is important for the LIRR to know how people feel about the service they receive and how it can be improved. On May 5th I will be holding a Public Hearing on the Finances, Policies and Practices of the MTA. I would like to know your opinion on how the LIRR is doing. Please take the time to answer this brief survey so I can be better informed.

April 26, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES OVER $33 MILLION FOR LONG ISLAND ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Long Island will be receiving over $33 million in state funding for local road improvement projects.

April 15, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION ALLOWING NEW YORK STATE TO ENTER INTO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO EXPEDITE ROAD AND BRIDGE REPAIRS STATEWIDE

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that he will introduce legislation allowing New York State to enter into public-private partnerships in order to expedite and better fund infrastructure projects throughout the state.

April 15, 2011
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