Issues: Transportation

O'Mara and Palmesano: Local Roads Matter!

Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano help deliver the message: Local Roads Matter!

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March 4, 2015
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O'Mara, Palmesano organize bipartisan group of legislators and join highway superintendents, other local leaders to call on Gov. Cuomo to increase state aid for local roads and bridges (UPDATED~Watch a Replay of the news conference)

Albany, N.Y., March 4—A bipartisan group of 114 state legislators, organized by state Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support for local roads, bridges and culverts.

March 4, 2015
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Senator O'Mara joins legislative colleagues, highway superintendents and other local leaders to call for increased state support for local roads and bridges through the CHIPS program.

Albany, N.Y., March 4—A bipartisan group of 114 state legislators, organized by state Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support for local roads, bridges and culverts.

March 4, 2015
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Local Roads Matter!

Local Roads Matter! As Senate Transportation Chairman, I am proud to fight for increased funding in this year's State Budget to repair roads and bridges throughout Upstate New York. If there's a commitment for a billion dollars for the Tappan Zee Bridge, then there should be a commitment for a matching billion dollars for Upstate roads and bridges!

March 4, 2015
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Latimer & Otis Oppose Border Toll Proposal in Connecticut Legislature

(Port Chester, NY) Senator George Latimer and Assemblyman Steve Otis came out in opposition to a proposal making its way through the Connecticut State Legislature that would install tolls at the border of New York and Connecticut.  An independent study prepared for a Connecticut state agency showed that the placement of these tolls would cause an additional 14,000 cars per day to drive through Port Chester and Byram before getting back onto the highway after avoiding the toll. The proposal is designed to help close a $225 million deficit in the Connecticut Transportation budget.  Latimer and Otis sent a letter to NYS Transportation and Thruway Authority officials urging them to help combat the unnecessary burden on New York drivers in border areas.

March 4, 2015
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Build a Better New York Press Conference

I joined Aaron Hilger and hard working men and women from across New York to call for increased funding and investment in our state's aging transportation infrastructure like our roads and bridges. This will create good paying jobs and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

March 3, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Participates in Public Hearing Regarding MTA

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) participated in a Public Hearing regarding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), March 2, at the Capitol in Albany. Senator Bonacic asked the MTA officials to consider two projects that would benefit Orange County. The first project would be the installation of passing sidings all the way from Hoboken to Port Jervis, and the second would be the installation of a new rail yard in Orange County.

March 2, 2015
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Build a Better New York

Today, I had the opportunity to co-sponsor Build a Better New York Day at the State Capitol, joining hard working men and women from across the state to call for an investment in our aging infrastructure.

March 2, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Urges Communities To Apply for the New NY Bridge's $20 Million Community Benefits Program

(Tarrytown - March 2nd) Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announces that applications are being accepted for the $20 million, new NY Bridge Community Benefits Program. The 35th State Senate District that Senator Stewart-Cousins’ represents includes Tarrytown and other rivertowns within the Town of Greenburgh where the bridge is being constructed.

“With the largest infrastructure project in the country continuing right here in Tarrytown, I urge communities to apply for these grants made available through the New York State Thruway Authority and the new bridge’s construction company,” said Senator Stewart-Cousins.

March 2, 2015
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Stop Proposed Cuts to CENTRO Service

Letter to the Editor

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by The Stand in More News, Voices

On Thursday, Feb. 19, we had a meeting at City Hall in Syracuse concerning CNY Centro. Centro is proposing service cuts to the Syracuse area. Local 580 is not in agreement with these cuts. We believe they should be adding services and hiring more drivers.

The Mission of CNYRTA is to provide services which are Safe, Convenient, Reliable and Environmentally responsible with a goal of maximizing the taxpayers return on investment. Cutting services does not meet these standards.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR CARLUCCI CALLS FOR “SAFER CROSSINGS”

In wake of the Metro-North Train #659 collision, Senator Carlucci has introduced S3858, legislation that will direct the department of transportation the authority to collaborate with other organizations to find out which grade crossing lanes are not safe, and how much it would cost to fix them.

The bill, S3858 will Although the numbers of accidents and fatalities at level grade rail crossings have fallen steadily on a national level, they have increased in New York State.

February 20, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation  Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair  10:30 AM, Thursday, February 26, 2015  Room 804 LOB

February 26, 10:30 AM - 10:35 AM
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Kennedy & Panepinto Say WNY Roads Are Crumbling, More Funding Needed

Senators: Extra $200 Million for CHIPs Would Only Be a “Chip” Out of $5 Billion Surplus

47% of Local Roads in NYS In Need of Rehabilitation 

February 18, 2015
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'Officials: I-86 is key to region's economic future' ~ I-86 Corridor Project gets underway to develop strategic action plan

from the February 13th Elmira Star-Gazette:

"Attracting and retaining businesses along a section of Interstate 86 from the Town of Erwin to the City of Elmira is the objective of an economic blueprint that is now is being created.

The recently formed regional planning team for the I-86 Corridor Project is in the initial stages of developing a strategic action plan intended to result in economic growth in Chemung and Steuben counties."

February 18, 2015
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R LINE SUSPENSION FEBRUARY 13th TO FEBRUARY 16th, AND FEBRUARY 16th TO 17th

From 11:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Friday, February 13 to Monday, February 16, and from 11:45 p.m. Monday, February 16 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, service is suspended from 59 St and 36 St in Brooklyn. As an alternate, take the N.

February 13, 2015
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Worried about Centro's proposed service cuts? Here's what you can do

By Teri Weaver on February 03, 2015 at 10:23 AM, updated February 04, 2015 at 2:27 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Centro, last week, announced proposed cuts to late-night and weekend services to make up for a $4.5 million budget gap.

The proposals are preliminary.

But they are significant: Centro would end bus routes after 9 p.m. on weeknights, after 7 p.m. on Saturdays and all service on Sundays.

Centro officials are talking with state leaders about solutions to its budget woes to avoid the drastic changes and steer the bus authority onto better, long-term financial footing. Centro officials also have asked the public to weigh in.

February 12, 2015
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Gallivan Re-Introduces Alix's Law

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) have introduced legislation (S.405/A.4760) that would make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated.

February 6, 2015
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Public Hearing: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Budget and Finances

Senate Standing Committee on Transportaion Chair: Senator Joseph E. Robach Senate Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Capital Investment Chair: Senator Carl L Marcellino Public Hearing: To examine the changes necessary to prevent annual operating deficits, stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased services, and discuss funding options for the Capital Plan. Place: Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room A , Albany, NY Time: 10:30 A.M. Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390 Media Contact: Kathy Wilson 516 922-1811, Steve Barz 585-225-3650 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 2, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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