Issues: Transportation

Statement on the Staten Island Ferry Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                    Contact: Ana Tinsly

May 8, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 124 CAP

May 11, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Senator Maziarz joins new Legislative Aviation Caucus

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announced that he has joined the New York Legislative Aviation Caucus, a new, bipartisan coalition dedicated to supporting New York’s airports and aviation-related businesses.

May 6, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN "LOCAL AND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE IS IN JEOPARDY"

Please attend a rally and forum to save the future of bus service in our community

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn

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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN WANTS THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (M.T.A.) TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT THESE SERVICE CHANGES SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT

May 19, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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STACHOWSKI & SENATE TASK FORCE TARGET DOT SUSPICIOUS OVERTIME

5/5/10

STACHOWSKI & SENATE TASK FORCE TARGET DOT SUSPICIOUS OVERTIMETask Force Tipped Off On Whistleblower Website; Probes Officials on Wasteful Spending 

May 5, 2010
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State-Funded Construction Projects Getting Back on Track

Today, the State Senate passed a measure sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) that will assist New York construction crews in getting back to work on the state’s roads and bridges by authorizing the continued payment of all capital construction contracts.

May 5, 2010
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Senate Acts Quickly to Pass New ‘Power for Jobs’ Program

 

Economic Benefit Power Program to be streamlined and permanent with more power available

New program builds on past success retaining jobs to create new jobs and economic growth

May 5, 2010
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SENATE TASK FORCE TARGETS DOT SUSPICIOUS OVERTIME

Task Force Reveals Whistleblower Website Tip; Probes Officials on Wasteful Spending

 

May 4, 2010
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Senate Bill Clears Construction Road Block

ALBANY, 05/05/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) says legislation (senate bill 7686) approved by the state senate today, would authorize payment for capital construction projects, putting people back to work and clearing the way for vital infrastructure work.

May 4, 2010
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Legislation Sponsored by Senator Dilan Aims to Get State-Funded Capital Projects and Jobs Back on Track

A measure to assure that New York’s contractual obligations to the thousands of construction crews toiling on road and bridge sites statewide are met, has been proposed by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn).

S.7686 authorizes the continued payment of capital construction contracts. Under this legislation all capital contracts will be binding liabilities, and will be required to be honored.

May 4, 2010
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NYS DOT wastes millions in taxpayer money

Recently the Senate’s Task Force on Government Efficiency, of which I am a member, released an investigative report citing $60 million dollars in potential cost-savings at the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT), and more than $200 million in funds the Department has already wasted. The report is the third in a series of investigations into state agency spending by the Task Force.

May 4, 2010
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN WANTS THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (M.T.A.) TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT THESE SERVICE CHANGES SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT

A URGENT MESSAGE FROM SENATOR GOLDEN

“LOCAL AND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE IS IN JEOPARDY”

Please attend a rally and forum to save the future of bus service in our community

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn

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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN WANTS THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (M.T.A.) TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT THESE SERVICE CHANGES SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT

Complete elimination of the X37 and X38 (Uptown Express Bus Service)

April 30, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON NEW TRAFFIC PLANS FOR FORT HAMILTON PARKWAY

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement after reviewing the new plans to adjust the traffic patterns on Fort Hamilton Parkway as designed by the New York City Department of Transportation.

April 30, 2010
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Seward, Lopez Launch "No Work Here" Campaign

RICHMONDVILLE, 04/30/10--Senator James L. Seward (R,C,I-Oneonta), Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R,C,I-Schoharie), and Mark Galasso, President of Lancaster Development, Inc., today launched their “No Work Here” construction signs campaign in Richmondville.  The campaign is meant to spur greater public awareness of the increasing loss of construction jobs on local roadway projects as a result of inaction on the state budget, and to urge Albany’s three legislative leaders to take substantive action to protect working families. 

April 29, 2010
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SENATE PASSES STACHOWSKI BILL TO RENAME ROUTE 20 THE “HIGHWAY OF FALLEN HEROES”

4/28/10

SENATE PASSES STACHOWSKI BILL TO RENAME ROUTE 20 THE “HIGHWAY OF FALLEN HEROES”

 Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View)  today announced that legislation (S.6748) he sponsors to designate State Route 20 as the "Highway of Fallen Heroes" has been passed by the New York State Senate.

April 28, 2010
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Legislation to Protect Cyclists Advances In The State Senate

On Tuesday, April 27th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced the Senate Transportation Committee passed legislation (S6620) that will establish protections for cyclists. In January, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins introduced the bill requiring a three-foot buffer zone between a motor vehicle passing a cyclist proceeding in the same direction on a highway.

The bill is also known as “Merrill's Law", in memory of Merrill Cassell, an avid cyclist and safety advocate, who was fatally struck by a vehicle while cycling in Greenburgh, in Westchester County.

April 27, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 124 CAP

The committee will consider the following nomination. Walter David Schermerhorn; Member, Port of Oswego Authority. Additionally, Stanley Gee, Acting Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, will be addressing the committee.

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April 27, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Senator Savino Kicks off National Work Zone Awareness Week

Renewed call for state legislation to criminalize work-zone incidents

April 22, 2010
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Sen. Savino Hosts Virtual Town Hall from Albany on Transportation

By Doug Auer STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane J. Savino fielded questions from constituents last night during a live virtual town hall meeting hosted from the Senate floor in Albany.The hour-long session featured Sen. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) responding to transportation concerns submitted via phone calls, Facebook.com and e-mails from people living in the 23rd Senate District."For the people of Staten Island, there are studies that show that we have the highest commute in the nation -- on average," she said.

April 22, 2010
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