Issues: Transportation

SENATOR FUSCHILLO ATTENDS HEARING ON NEED FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS ON LONG ISLAND

          State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently attended a Senate public hearing on the New York State Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed five year capital plan.

December 7, 2009
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AmNew York: State grills MTA on plan for technology, system improvements

 

The honeymoon is over for the MTA’s new chief.

State senators grilled MTA CEO Jay Walder Thursday about his plans to modernize the transit system, indicating that the state might not shell out for nifty gizmos like countdown clocks in bus shelters.

“We’ve lived for years without the clocks,” said state Sen. Craig Johnson, (D-Port Washington), during the hearing in Manhattan. “I just don’t see how we can justify that right now.”

December 4, 2009
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NY Daily News Coverage of MTA Capital Plan Manhattan Hearing

State senator throws cold water on MTA's 'extremely ambitious' plan to improve bus stops

BY PETE DONOHUE

DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

Friday, December 4th 2009, 4:00 AM

A key state senator threw cold water on the MTA's "extremely ambitious" capital plan, including a project to place arrival countdown clocks at bus stops.

Sen. Craig Johnson told a Senate hearing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority shouldn't expect the Legislature to fill the $10 billion gap in its five-year plan.

December 4, 2009
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F Train Town Hall

This past summer, I called on the MTA to conduct a full line review of the F Train in response to the many constituent complaints I received regarding ongoing service problems.  In October, the MTA released the findings from this review in a comprehensive report (which you can find on my website at: www.squadron.nysenate.gov).

December 4, 2009
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Final hearing on the NYSDOT Five-Year Capital Plan, live from SUNY Farmingdale at 11

Watch it here.

To comment on the future of New York's roads and bridges visit here.

December 4, 2009
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F train meeting next week

By Gary Buis

Feature article in Courier Life

The F train will rumble onto center stage next week, when the often frustrating subway line will be the focus of a public meeting.

State Senator Daniel Squadron and Community Boards 2 and 6 will host the event, planned for Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. inside Public School 58, 330 Smith Street.

In October, New York City Transit released the findings of a full line review it conducted at Squadron’s request.

December 2, 2009
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December 1, 2009
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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and Senator David J. Valesky Join Upstate Leaders to Announce High Speed Rail New York Coalition

High Speed Rail Will Create Jobs, Reduce Carbon Footprint and Allow for Increased Connectivity for Business, Urban and Tourism Development

November 23, 2009
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Senator David J. Valesky Joins Upstate Leaders to Announce High Speed Rail New York Coalition

Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and other Upstate leaders were in Syracuse this morning to introduce the new High Speed Rail Coalition and announce the submission for over $5 billion in federal funding.

November 23, 2009
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Albany hearing on NYSDOT Five-Year Capital Plan live at noon

Watch it here.

To comment on the future of New York's roads and bridges visit here.

November 23, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan

Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

December 4, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Leandra's Law signed into law

Governor Paterson signs the Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra’s Law, making penalties on drunk driving with child passengers the toughest in the nation. Sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) in the Senate, Leandra’s Law, makes it a first-time felony offense for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both while transporting passengers age 15 and under. The measure also requires the use of mandatory ignition interlock systems if convicted.

November 20, 2009
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HUDSON VALLEY SENATORS PUSH MTA HEAD ON PAYROLL TAX; BONACIC URGES ACTION ON BUDGET REDUCTIONS

November 19, 2009:  Senator Bonacic, along with State Senators Jeff Klein, Tom Morahan, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Vincent Leibell, Suzi Oppenheimer, Stephen Saland, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins met on Thursday with Jay Walder, Chairman of the MTA.

November 19, 2009
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Comment on the NYS Department of Transportation's Capital Plan

Ending a near half-century of excluding New Yorkers from talks on how and where their transportation dollars are spent, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan, has provided the following forum to solicit public input.

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November 18, 2009
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“Leandra’s Law” Passes in the Senate, Strengthening Penalties on Drunk Drivers Carrying Child Passengers

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Dilan Makes it a First-Time Felony Offense to Drive Drunk with a Child Passenger

November 18, 2009
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SENATE FIGHTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DRUNK DRIVERS; Passes bipartisan legislation increasing penalties for DWI with child passenger

(Albany, NY) Today, the Senate passed landmark legislation drastically increasing the penalty for any person who drives intoxicated with a child passenger. Two recent fatal incidents involving intoxicated drivers with child passengers have highlighted the need for stronger measures to prevent or punish persons who drive intoxicated with children as passengers.  The legislation, sponsored by Senators Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) and Charles Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and cosponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A.

November 18, 2009
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Little, County Clerks Cheer License Plate Reversal

Senator Betty Little is pictured with Warren County Clerk Pam Vogel on the West Capitol Park steps in Albany on Monday, November 16.

Vogel, Essex County Clerk Joe Provoncha and more than a dozen county clerks from across the State were in the State's Capital to applaud the reversal of a plan that would have required all motorists to buy new license plates next April.

A statewide petition drive and public outcry has led to the reversal.  Senator Little voted against the ill-conceived plan which was included in this year's budget.

November 16, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan - NYC

Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

November 19, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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