Issues: Transportation

Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Committee on TransportationCharles J. Fuschillo, Jr.9:30am, Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 Room 124 CAP

January 19, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
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SENATOR SKELOS NAMES MARTY GOLDEN AS SENATE MAJORITY REP TO MTA CAPITAL PROGRAM REVIEW BOARD

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today appointed Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) as the Senate Majority’s representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Capital Program Review Board.

The Board is responsible for overseeing and approving the MTA’s five year capital spending programs.  The last full 5-year MTA capital plan totaled more than $21 billion.

January 20, 2011
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TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES BILL TO REQUIRE JUDICIAL REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THOSE ARRESTED FOR DWI

New Measures to Improve Roadway Safety and Help Municipalities Share Services Also Approved

January 19, 2011
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TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO REQUIRE JUDICIAL REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THOSE ARRESTED FOR DWI

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the committee has approved legislation he sponsored to stop those arrested for drunk driving from being approved for a conditional license to go back on the roads without a judge’s approval.

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG: SLOW DOWN, MOVE OVER FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES NOW LAW

ALBANY -  Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today reminded motorists about a new law that requires vehicles to slow down or move over when an emergency vehicle or law enforcement vehicle is stopped on the side of the road.

January 14, 2011
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January 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMED CHAIRMAN OF SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

              Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today was named Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee on Transportation by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

January 11, 2011
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January 10, 2011
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NYC Storm Clean-Up

State Senator Bill Perkins is conducting a survey to find out your thoughts about the NYC Storm Clean-Up.

December 30, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH: High Speed Rail Funding

 

“I am grateful that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wasted no time in redirecting the $1.195 billion in High Speed Rail funding rejected by the Governors of Wisconsin and Ohio to 14 other states, including New York.

 

December 15, 2010
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Newsday: Call to Action to Curb Wrong-Way Driving

by Zachary R. Dowdy

State Sen. Charles Fuschillo on Friday joined two other Long Island officials in calling for state officials to devise ways to curb wrong-way driving.

County law enforcement agencies, meanwhile, are planning to beef up their presence on the roads for the holiday season.

The annual effort geared toward catching impaired drivers coincides with an uptick in wrong-way drivers on major Island roadways, most of whom allegedly were intoxicated.

December 13, 2010
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Seward Calls On NYSDOT To Expedite Cortland County Road Work

CORTLAND, 12/01/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) is calling on the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to complete reconstruction work of the route 281 and 13 corridor in the Town of Cortlandville on the original timetable.

“Delaying reconstruction of this important thoroughfare restricts traffic flow and threatens the safety of the traveling public,” said Senator Seward.  “The route 281 and 13 corridor is growing and further delays of this project will stifle desired development and inconvenience local business owners.”

December 2, 2010
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Due to High Winds Today (Wed. Dec. 1) -- No trucks or motorcycles allowed on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge; SIE jammed as result

From the Staten Island Advance:

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- No trucks or motorcycles are allowed on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge because of high winds.

All other vehicles are restricted to a 35 mph speed limit.

The ban is causing a serious backup on the Staten Island Expressway, which has been slow all morning because of earlier accidents.

Traffic is bumper-to-bumper between the Goethals Bridge and the Verrazano.

A wind advisory is in effect on Staten Island with southeast winds at 20-30 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph.

December 1, 2010
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ARRANGES FOR METROCARD BUS TO VISIT COMMUNITY OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled a visit of the Metro Card Bus to his Bay Ridge District Office, 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044

December 1, 2010
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Senator Serrano Joins Senator Bill Perkins for Second Avenue Subway Hearing

Senators José M. Serrano, Bill Perkins, Liz Krueger and Daniel Squadron held a public hearing on the construction of the Second Avenue Subway. The legislators heard testimony from MTA Chief Jay Walder and other stakeholders such as the Second Avenue Business Association (SABA) and area residents.

November 30, 2010
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Roosevelt Island Tram Re-Opens

Senator Serrano today joined community leaders for the Inaugural Ride on The Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway, the most advanced urban aerial tramway system in the world. Closed for modernization in March 2010, the system has been completely rebuilt and is now back in full service.

November 30, 2010
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Building a Subway to Staten Island With ARC Dollars

By Benjamin Kabak

 

While New York City’s rail plans for Staten Island include just a modest proposal to reactivate the North Shore rail line and Mayor Bloomberg wants to spend the federal government’s $3 billion left over from the ARC Tunnel on a 7 line extension to Secaucus, one Staten Island politician would prefer to see the city deliver on a long-promised subway line to the island. State Senator Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) said this weekend that instead of pursuing a subway extension to New Jersey that “flies in the face of practicality and fairness,” the city should connect Staten Island to the rest of New York’s extensive subway system.

November 24, 2010
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Moderating a Panel on Reducing Speeding

On November 19, I moderated a panel entitled “Slower Vehicle Speeds: Healthier New Yorkers” as part of Transportation Alternative’s Stop Speeding Summit, hosted at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  The summit brought together elected officials and leaders in the fields of transportation policy, public health, medicine, traffic safety and enforcement to discuss innovative traffic safety measures.  The panel that I moderated focused on the use of hospital and 911 call center data to identify streets and intersections that are most dangerous to pedestrians, as well as efforts to synchronize healthy eating and fitness by providing Summer Play Streets near farmers’ markets.  I look forward to continuing to work closely with other elected officials and transpor

November 22, 2010
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