Issues: Transportation

Senator Golden Speaks at MTA Board Meeting

Senator Golden spoke this morning at the MTA Board Meeting urging them to reject the service reductions as proposed. His remarks are below.

I am State Senator Marty Golden representing the 22nd Senate District in Southwest Brooklyn.

On behalf of the thousands of people of my district, I stand before you to let you know that if approved, the reductions planned for bus routes in my district will create travel hardships, effect the local business economy, and negatively impact the quality of life of so many.

March 24, 2010
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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives resolution (H.Res. 1186) designating April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, passed 410 to 2.The resolution, sponsored by Colorado Rep. Betsy Markey, encourages Americans to consider the lives of others on the road and put an end to distracted driving.

March 24, 2010
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URGENT MESSAGE FROM SENATOR GOLDEN REGARDING MTA SERVICE CUTS

Dear Neighbors,

I am writing to you about an important M.T.A. meeting taking place this Wednesday morning where a vote is planned to adopt the proposed service reductions on our local and express bus routes.

March 22, 2010
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Alessi and LaValle announce restoration of MTA service to Greenport


This afternoon, Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D-Shoreham) and state Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port

Jefferson) announced the essential restoration of LIRR (Long Island Railroad) service to the East End.

The MTA had threatened to completely cut daily service between Ronkonkoma and Greenport and

reduce weekend service from four to two eastbound and westbound trips a day, only on summer

weekends.

March 19, 2010
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"Jason's Law" Receives Jumpstart from Seward

ALBANY, 03/19/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) and Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R/C/I-Schoharie) recently welcomed the Rivenburg family to the Capitol to discuss strategies for strengthening truck driver safety and to advance legislative resolutions urging the federal government to enact "Jason's Law." 

March 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 23, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO IMPROVE PARKING FOR TUCKAHOE RESIDENTS

Klein Bill Expands Residential Permit Area for Village Residents

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed legislation (S.1866) unanimously to expand the residential parking system for the Village of Tuckahoe. Due to Tuckahoe’s two commuter rail stations, Village residents often face significant difficulty finding parking on residential streets.

March 15, 2010
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Senator Adams and TWU President Urge MTA to Rescind Cuts that Will Reduce Passenger Safety and Decrease Security Against Terrorism

PRESS ADVISORY

Senator Eric Adams, Chair Of The NYS Senate Homeland Security Committee, and TWU President John Samuelsen Cite this Year’s Al Qaeda Plot To Detonate a Bomb In The NYC Subway and Urge The MTA to Rescind Cuts that Will Reduce Passenger Safety and Decrease Security Against Terrorism  

March 13, 2010
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Local Roads Matter!

Senator Saland met with local highway supervisors and engineers from Columbia and Dutchess County during Local Roads Matter day in Albany.

March 10, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Key Hospital, Transportation, Labor And Quality Of Care Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed 36 appointees to key boards today, including members to the New York State Department of Labor, Advisory Council to the Commission on Quality of Care & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, Board of Visitors of the Rochester Psychiatric Center, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority, among many other entities.

March 10, 2010
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Sen. Farley Announces Edinburg Bridge Replacement Schedule Starts in May

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to announce the Batchellerville Bridge in Edinburg, Saratoga County, is now back on track, with construction bids to be opened in May.

March 9, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 9, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Island to MTA: No more cuts!

By Maura Yates
March 03, 2010, 1:53AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- There were some who believed that last night's MTA public hearing was a done deal. There was no reason to show up; the cuts to the borough's transit system were carved in stone, the cynics said.But Staten Islanders would have none of that.

March 3, 2010
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Senator Savino Calls for Full Board at Island Hearing; Asks Islanders to Keep Up the Pressure

More Than 1,500 Islanders Show up to Protest Bus Cuts, 400 at Similar Hearing in Queens

March 3, 2010
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Winner, Bacalles Praise Decision to Speed Up Reconstruction of Route 54A in Yates County

Penn Yan, N.Y., November 19–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) and Assemblyman Jim Bacalles (R-C-I, Corning) announced today that the state has agreed to a request they made in September to speed up the reconstruction of Route 54A in Yates County.

March 2, 2010
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Statement on the Public Authorities Reform Act of 2009

"Today the State of New York moves towards becoming a more transparent and open government. Public authorities such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which have long operated with limited oversight and public scrutiny, will be more transparent and accountable to the taxpayers due to the implementation of the Public Authorities and Reform Act of 2009.

March 1, 2010
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New York Traffic Experiment Gets Permanent Run

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUMNew York’s ambitious experiment that closed parts of Broadway to vehicles last spring will become permanent, city officials said on Thursday, even though it fell short of achieving its chief objective: improving traffic flow.

February 25, 2010
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Brooklyn Eagle: Sen. Adams, Brooklyn Group Get Tough on Hit-Run Accidents

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=31&id=33742

Demand Action After Prospect Heights And SW Brooklyn TragediesBy Harold EgelnBrooklyn Daily Eagle

PROSPECT HEIGHTS – Faced with “a culture of hit-and-run” accidents gravely injuring and killing pedestrians, state Senator Eric Adams has introduced a bill in Albany calling for tougher penalties while a group in Bay Ridge, alarmed by fatalities and speeders there, circulates petitions.

February 25, 2010
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