Issues: Transportation

Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

Re: Funding New York’s Road and Bridge Work

“There is no reason, cause or justification for withholding funding to the hundreds of road crews and contractors hard at work around the state maintaining our transportation infrastructure. To continue shortchanging New York’s roads and bridges is a path that will lead to disaster.

April 8, 2010
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Senator Squadron’s Push for Bowery Median Becomes Reality

New Median Will Provide Respite for

Pedestrians Crossing Dangerous Street

 

Voices of Community are Heard as DOT

Implements Much-Needed Traffic Calming Measure

April 7, 2010
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Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010
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Aubertine Bill Would Promote Fishing Events for Veterans

 

Legislation provides for free temporary licenses to use fishing as rehab for military personnel

WATERTOWN (April 1, 2010)—With trout and salmon fishing season beginning today, State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said he is pushing legislation (S.7041) that would encourage more fishing events as physical and emotional rehabilitation for veterans or active duty members of the armed forces.

April 1, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: Virtual Town Hall with Senator Savino

Thank you for participating in our first Virtual Town Hall.  I spoke with many Staten Islanders and South Brooklynites about their concerns and suggestions in regards to transportation, including bus service, tolls and mass transit alternatives.

To take a look, please click on the video.

April 20, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS N.Y.C. TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO FIX LEAKS AT BAY RIDGE AVENUE TRAIN STATION

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued a letter to Thomas Prendergast, President of the New York City Transit Authority, asking that the conditions of the Bay Ridge Avenue train station be inspected and measures be taken to prevent heavy accumulation of water and leaking at the station in the future. The text of the letter is below.

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March 30, 2010

Thomas Prendergast, President

MTA NYC Transit

2 Broadway

New York, New York 10004

Dear Mr. Prendergast,

March 31, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN VOTE TO CUT SERVICES MTA CHAIRMAN AND BOARD MEMBERS TO EXPRESS

URGES MTA TO USE ADDITIONAL REVENUE THROUGH STIMULUS FUNDS AND PREVENTING FARE BEATERS AS POTENTIAL MEANS TO SAVE SERVICES

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued a letter to MTA Chairman Jay Walder and all members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board in response to the Board’s March 24, 2010 vote which will severely impact the transportation services in his district.

Senator Golden attended and spoke at the MTA Board meeting yesterday. The text of the letter is below.

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March 25,2010

March 25, 2010
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Savino Pushes S.I. Riders To Fight For Local Bus Routes

By: NY1 News

NY1 VIDEO: State Senator Diane Savino said that Staten Island transit riders still to press the MTA preserve the borough's bus routes, after the agency proposed to have the S52 and S66 buses pick up much of the routes of the outgoing S42 and S60 buses. For more information, visit www.nysenate.gov.

March 25, 2010
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Local Roads Matter

A contingent of the region’s local highway superintendents traveled to the state capital recently to let state  lawmakers know that “local roads matter.”  In the photo, superintendents representing Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties met with State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) outside of his office in the Legislative Office Building to urge New York’s continued commitment to the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program, commonly known as CHIPS, and other priority issues. 

March 24, 2010
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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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