Issues: Transportation

Senate Passes Bill to Honor Fallen North Country Trooper

 

Photo of street sign courtesy of Facebook Causes Page: Honoring New York State Trooper Shawn W. Snow

 

February 9, 2010
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New York State Legislative Report with Senator Martin Dilan

Senator Dilan speaks with Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli about upcoming budget priorities, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state of New York's roads and bridges.

February 9, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S PROPOSED CHANGES TO MTA MOBILITY TAX

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) issued the following statement in response to Governor Paterson’s proposed “improvements” to the MTA mobility tax in his 21-day amendments to the 2010-2011 Executive Budget:

“One would never know that Governor David Paterson used to represent part of New York City as a member of the State Senate. This proposal is anything but an “improvement” for New York City. It is more like another step toward asking businesses in the Big Apple to close and for even more jobs be lost under his watch.

February 9, 2010
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Statement: Sen. Foley Responds to Gov. Paterson's MTA Payroll Tax Proposal

State Seantor Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) released the following statement in response to Gov. Paterson's propsoed changes to the MTA payroll tax structure:

February 7, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Transportation

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing focused on the state’s infrastructure and transportation needs. When: Monday, February 8 @ 1 P.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:Department of Motor Vehicles: David Swarts, CommissionerDepartment of Transportation: Stanley Gee, Acting CommissionerMetropolitan Transportation Authority: Jay H. Walder, Chairman & CEO

February 8, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

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

The committee will consider the following nominations: Allen P. Cappelli, Member, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (TO APPEAR) H. Dale Hemmerdinger, Commissioner, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (TO APPEAR) David G. Boniello, Member, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

February 9, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN WANTS TO HEAR FROM EXPRESS BUS RIDERS

Senator Golden Plans Visits to Local Bus Stops to Mobilize Community Against Planned Express Bus Service Cuts

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will begin distributing a survey at local express bus stops to riders of the X 27/X37 and the X 28/X38 bus routes in an effort to mobilize commuters against planned service cuts.

February 5, 2010
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February 3, 2010
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First order of business: MTA operation and services

The first order of business taken up by the delegation was a recent meeting with new MTA Chairman Jay Walder, who came to listen to the grievances of the Senators regarding the operation and services provided by his agency.

February 2, 2010
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Senator Diane Savino's Fight to Stop Express Bus Cuts Featured on NY1

(Staten Island) Senator Savino was out in the cold yesterday, handing out survey cards, asking riders' opinons on the express bus service, as well as collecting petition signatures to stop the MTA's proposed cuts to express bus service in the outerboroughs.With few transportation alternatives already, Staten Island and South Brooklyn cannot afford any reduction in service.

January 28, 2010
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Taking up the pen for bus service

Lawmaker urges commuters to sign petition to save express routes from MTA ax
Thursday, January 28, 2010
By MAURA YATES
ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Trusting that the pen is mightier than the budget ax, state Sen. Diane Savino hopes Staten Island's express-bus riders will sign a petition to save their service from the MTA chopping block.

Her office is circulating the petition, along with customer satisfaction surveys, at local express bus stops this week.

January 28, 2010
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Statement from Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith Re: Federal Funding for High Speed Rail in New York State

I am very pleased the federal government has recognized the significant impact high speed rail will have on Upstate New York by allocating $151 million to begin the process of finally upgrading our aging rail system, and laying the foundation for the future of high speed rail in New York State. 

January 28, 2010
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Stretch of Smithtown road to get safer for pedestrians - Newsday - January 26, 2010

by DENISE M. BONILLA AND ALFONSO A. CASTILLO.

A stretch of road in Smithtown considered dangerous to pedestrians will undergo safety improvements agreed to by state transportation officials, the town announced Tuesday.

January 27, 2010
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SENATOR FLANAGAN JOINS WITH NYSDOT TO ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO ROUTE 25

Following requests from a number of elected officials, led by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (7th Assembly District) and Town of Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today proposed a number of changes to Route 25 in downtown Smithtown to improve safety conditions on that stretch of roadway.

January 27, 2010
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Senator Squadron discussing transportation issues with seniors from the Southbridge Towers

On Friday, January 22, State Senator Daniel Squadron brought together over 40 seniors from the Southbridge Towers and representatives from the New York Police Department, the Department of Transportation, the Parks and Recreation Department, the MTA, and the Department of Design and Construction for a summit on transportation issues affecting Southbridge residents, including concerns about the safety of and access to the streets immediately surrounding Southbridge Towers.

January 26, 2010
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Senator Martin Dilan -- January 20, 2010 Legislative Report

New York State Senator Martin Malave Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, speaks about the committee's accomplishments in 2009 -- including passage of Leandra's Law -- and priorities for 2010.

January 25, 2010
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2010 New York City Parking Calendar

Please click on the PDF link below to view The 2010 New York City Parking Calendar...

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2010 New York City Parking Calendar

January 25, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Senate Transportation Committee Meeting

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATIONSenator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair12:30 PM, Tuesday, January 26, 2010Room 124 CAP

January 26, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR NON PROFITS; Federal Transit Administration Grant Program Application and Workshops Available

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced today that the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has released the Section 5310 Grant Program application and workshop schedule. Section 5310 Program assists for not-for-profit organizations in the purchase of vehicles to meet the transportation needs of elderly individuals and persons with disabilities.

January 20, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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