Issues: Transportation

Full Line Report on F Train:

This summer, after hearing from so many of you about the poor service you experience every day on the F train, I asked the MTA to do a full line review.

File: 
flinereport.pdf

File: 
F Review - Appendices.pdf

October 14, 2009
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Public Hearing: Hearing on the Proposed MTA Capital Plan

A hearing by Senator Craig M. Johnson to involve the public in discussions on the MTA's proposed 2010-2014 Capital Plan. The plan is currently before the MTA Capital Program Review Board. Senator Johnson is the Senate Majority's representative to the CPRB.

October 29, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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October 12, 2009
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F line finally on track for fixes, says NYC Transit; construction, new subway cars coming to line

By Pete DonohueFeature article in The Daily News

Relief for riders on the F line - one of the longest and most delay prone - is on the way as transit officials are targeting it for a fix, officials said yesterday.

NYC Transit is adding new subway cars on the line, which should reduce breakdowns and improve on-time performance, officials said.

October 10, 2009
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On the F Train, the M.T.A. Confirms What Riders Know

By Michael M. Grynbaum

Feature article in The Cityroom Blog

The F train is slow, prone to delays, frustrating for riders and generally an overstuffed, oft-diverted mess.

October 9, 2009
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Senator Squadron, MTA Announce Release of F Line Review

Full Line Review Called for by Senator Identifies Solutions for Delay-Plagued Line

New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron and the MTA today announced the release of the full line review of the F Train that the Senator called for this summer.  The comprehensive 25-page report details serious problems on the F Line, and offers strategies for improvement.  Senator Squadron praised the MTA for its responsiveness in studying the line and pledged to work with New York City Transit and F train riders to implement solutions to improve service on the line.

October 9, 2009
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Statement from Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine regarding DOT Capital plan and Governor Paterson’s statement:

“Maintaining and improving our state’s infrastructure is vital to the economic growth we need to emerge from this downturn a stronger New York. As signs of improvement in our economy are beginning to emerge, now is not the time for the governor to walk away from a commitment we secured last May to fund road and bridge projects in Upstate New York.

October 8, 2009
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Statement from Senator Valesky About Rejection of DOT 5-Year Capital Plan

“While I agree with the call for fiscal discipline and strongly oppose any new taxes as we enter the 2009-2010 budget season, I am disappointed  that the DOT’s 5-Year Capital Plan was so quickly dismissed in its entirety without consideration of alternatives. 

October 8, 2009
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Bring Back F Express? Not So Fast

Feature Article in the Cityroom Blog

By Michael M. Grynbaum

“F train express.”

To the long-suffering straphangers on the city’s worst performing subway line, it’s an oxymoron. To Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, it’s a crowd-pleasing campaign pledge.

But can it become a reality?

October 8, 2009
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MTA Capital Program: Read the Plan Here

Below is the MTA's latest draft of its Capital Program for 2010-2014, which that MTA Board approved on Sept. 23, 2009.

File: 
Capital Program Proposed Plan FAQ

File: 
Capital Program Proposed Plan Executive Summary

File: 
Capital Program Full Proposed Plan

October 7, 2009
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October 7, 2009
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Public Schedule For Senate President Malcolm A. Smith For Tuesday October 6, 2009

Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and Transportation Committee Chair Martin Malavé Dilan Go to D.C. to Bring High Speed Rail to New York

October 6, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and Transportation Committee Chair Martin Malavé Dilan Go to D.C. to Bring High Speed Rail to New York

(Albany, NY)-Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee are traveling to  Washington D.C. today to speak with federal officials about bringing High Speed Rail to New York.  Senators Smith and Dilan are scheduled to meet with Senator Charles Schumer,  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Carl Tubbesing, Deputy Director, National Conference of State Legislatures and Dana Gresham, Assistant DOT Secretary for Governmental Affairs.

October 6, 2009
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Montgomery's Report To The Community

Click the PDF link below to view the full Report....

File: 
REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

September 18, 2009
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Quiet, Please!

Quiet, Please!

Staten Island Advance EditorialMark HanleySeptember 17,2009 "Hallelujah!" . . . Rrrrrring. Rrrrrring. Rrrrrring . . . ."Waaahhh! Waaahhh! Waaahhh! Waaahhh!" . . . Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep . . . Such noises are to make way for the sound of silence aboard the Staten Island Ferry.

September 17, 2009
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September 15, 2009
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September 15, 2009
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Quiet on the Bridge Deck Please

Quiet on the Bridge Deck, Please

Ferry adopting Sen. Savino's idea for a designated refuge from the din

By MAURA YATES

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While they are enduring one of the most arduous daily commutes in the nation, Staten Islanders sometimes just want a little peace and quiet.

September 15, 2009
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