Issues: Transportation

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

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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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LaValle Bill Provides an Outline for the Creation of the Peconic Bay Regional Transportation Authority

My bill, S6774, can be read in full by clicking here.  Place S6774 in the center box and check off status, text, summary and sponsor's memo for a complete copy of the legislation.

February 25, 2010
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MTA Public Hearing

SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ENCOURAGES YOU

TO ATTEND A PUBLIC HEARING TO OPPOSE

THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY’S

PROPOSED CHANGES, SERVICE REDUCTIONS AND THE ELIMINATION OF STUDENT METRO CARDS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

Brooklyn Museum, Cantor Auditorium

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

February 24, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Key Transportation, Agriculture And Parole Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed 15 appointees to key boards today, including members to the Racing and Wagering Board, Board of Parole, Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Advisory Council on Agriculture, Transportation, State Insurance Fund, and Finance.

 

February 23, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams confronts the culture of "hit and runs" and urges toughening the vehicular accident laws in New York State

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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS RESPONDS TO HIT-AND-RUN INJURY OF ERINN PHELAN, INSISTING THAT WE CONFRONT THE CULTURE OF HIT-AND-RUN BY INCREASING PENALTIES FOR LEAVING THE SCENE OF A VEHICULAR ACCIDENT 

February 23, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STRONGER TEEN DRIVING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS TAKE EFFECT TODAY

Law Will Help Better Prepare Teenagers for Challenges of Driving 

February 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS FOR REPEAL OF MTA TAX AND SPEAKS OUT AGAINST EAST END SERVICE CUTS

“The MTA payroll tax is unfair on its face and should be repealed,” said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.  “Simply put, the MTA’s fiscal problems cannot and should not be shouldered by suburban businesses that are already shortchanged by unfair MTA budget allocations and are struggling to keep their heads above water in a bad economy. 

February 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

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

The committee will consider the following nominations. Roger P. Higgins, Member, New York State Bridge Authority

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Sponsor

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February 23, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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State compromises on Adirondack sign changes

By NICK REISMAN, reisman@poststar.com | Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 5:18 pm

What brown (and yellow) can do is stay put.

A tentative plan by the state Department of Transportation will preserve most of the classic brown-and-yellow road signs in the Adirondack Park.

Under a proposal announced last week by Michael Shamma, a regional director for the agency, only road signs that direct drivers to hospitals, police and transportation centers will be changed.

February 16, 2010
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Statement from Senator Ranzenhofer

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the tragedy of Flight 3407.  Senator Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

February 12, 2010
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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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