Issues: Transportation

Breaking ground for new Lake Champlain Bridge

ALBANY, NY (06/11/2010)(readMedia)-- New York State Governor David A. Paterson and Vermont Governor Jim Douglas today broke ground on a new Lake Champlain Bridge spanning the lake between Crown Point, New York, and Addison, Vermont. The governors were joined at the site of the approach to the former bridge by state and local elected officials, local business leaders and community members to officially kick-off the start of construction of the new bridge.

June 11, 2010
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6/10/2010: Majority Announces Passage of Legislative Package Expanding Opportunities For NY'ers with Disabilities

Sweeping Legislation Improves Services For People With Disabilities,

Puts An End To Discriminatory Practices

The Senate Democratic Majority announced the passage of a comprehensive 9-point package of legislation providing New Yorkers with disabilities expanded access to polling places, transportation and medical equipment, as well outlawing discriminatory practices in employment, housing and public services.

June 11, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Room 124 CAP

June 15, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Luis Sepulveda, Esq. to MTA: Don’t Leave Our Constituents Stranded!

PRESS RELEASEJUNE 10, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Luis Sepulveda, Esq. to MTA: Don’t Leave Our Constituents Stranded!

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx), Luis Sepulveda, Esq.  will join the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and Bronx bus riders for a demonstration on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 7:30 AM at the Hugh J. Grant Circle in the Bronx to protest the MTA’s plans to eliminate the Bx 14 bus line.

June 10, 2010
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Breaking Barriers: Majority Announces Passage Of Legislative Package Expanding Opportunities For New Yorkers With Disabilities

Sweeping Legislation Improves Services For People With Disabilities,Puts An End To Discriminatory Practices

June 10, 2010
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SENATOR KRUEGER JOINS OTHER EAST SIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS IN CELEBRATING THE RESTORATION OF THE EAST 50TH STREET SELECT BUS SERVICE STOP; CALLS UPON THE MTA TO RECONSIDER DRASTIC CROSSTOWN BUS CUTS

For Immediate Release | June 4, 2010

Jennifer Krinsky | jenniferkrinsky@gmail.com | 212-490-9535

 

(New York, NY) Today, at the urging of the elected officials

representing the Manhattan neighborhoods of Turtle Bay and East

Midtown, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New

York City Department of Transportation (DOT) have made a commitment to

re-instate the Select Bus Service (SBS) 49th/50th Street bus stop.

 

Select Bus Service, which will replace Limited Service on the M15 bus

June 8, 2010
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My Take on the Select Bus Service on the East Side

Today we on the East Side, who have been underserved by public transit, have something to celebrate: Select Bus Service along First and Second Avenues in Manhattan. This is a huge first step toward creating a real Bus Rapid Transit alternative to serve the communities far east of the Lexington Avenue subway line.

June 8, 2010
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Savino Express Bus Rider Report

For many of you, especially those living far from a subway line or the Staten Island Rapid Transit, express buses are a necessary part of your daily commute. It's a lifeline to and from work or school, which is why I decided to take on the task of studying the quality of your express bus ride.

File: 
Savino Express Bus Rider Report.pdf

June 6, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Room 124 CAP

June 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Aubertine Questions DEC Regulations on Outdoor Wood Boilers

 

Senator opposes proposal and introduces legislation that would allow for continued use of boilers

WATERTOWN (June 3, 2010)—New York State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today at a public forum in the Dulles State Office Building expressed his strong opposition to proposed regulations for outdoor wood boilers proposed by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

June 3, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA OPPOSES SCHOOL BUS SERVICE CUTS FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

Senator Lanza is outraged by the city's decision to eliminate yellow school bus service to seventh and eighth grade students. This plan would cut service to nearly 3,000 students that live on Staten Island, attending 11 public schools and 36 private and Catholic schools.

June 3, 2010
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Historic Agreement Reached Between New York Power Authority and North Country Officials

MASSENA (June 2, 2010) - New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel today was joined by several North Country officials at a ceremony marking the signing of an historic agreement to provide some of the most significant economic development benefits to the region in recent history. The agreement calls for the Power Authority to provide $16 million and 20 megawatts (MW) of low-cost hydropower for economic development purposes throughout St. Lawrence County.

June 2, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks on 'Complete Streets' Legislation

On Friday, May 21st, Senator Robach provided remarks on 'Complete Streets' legislation (S5711), currently pending in Albany. The press conference took place at the corner of Monroe Avenue and Alexander Street in Rochester. This intersection was found to be the most dangerous intersection in Monroe County as a result of a recent study by AARP.

June 2, 2010
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Important Message from Senator Golden - Update from the MTA Regarding R Train Service this Weekend

This is to advise you that there will be no R service in Brooklyn for the upcoming weekend of Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. This planned track outage will accommodate several subway projects including work on the 86th Street R Station at 4th Avenue.

R service will operate between Whitehall Street, Manhattan and 71 Avenue, Queens.

June 2, 2010
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June 1, 2010
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Senate Acts to Keep Parks & Historic Sites Open

 

Lawmakers forge agreement with Governor to fund full operation of parks, historic sites

ALBANY (May 28, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined his colleagues in passing legislation (S.7988) that will ensure our state’s parks and historic sites are fully operational for families across New York State to enjoy this summer and as an attraction for tourists in need of goods and services from our local businesses.

May 28, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Small Business And Historic Preservation Boards, MTA And State Council On The Arts

The New York State Senate confirmed thirteen appointees to key boards today, including members to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Small Business Advisory Board, the State Board for Historic Preservation, the Long Island State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation, the Taconic State Park, Recreation, & Historic Preservation Commission, and the State Council on the Arts. Patrick J. Foye, Esq. (Sandspoint)Member, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

May 25, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE APPLAUDS PLANS FOR IMPROVED RAIL SERVICE TO THE EAST END

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is pleased to announce that he has been notified of the Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR) plans to adjust its current schedule, beginning this coming September, to meet the needs of people traveling to eastern Long Island.

May 25, 2010
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