Issues: Transportation

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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A Fight We Can't Lose

By Staten Island Advance EditorialJanuary 17, 2010, 4:32AM

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority can always be counted on to produce bad news about fare and toll increases and/or service cuts pretty much every year at this time, even when the economy is flourishing.

January 17, 2010
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January 15, 2010
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Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010
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Lawmaker warns MTA about cutting bus routes

Thursday, January 14, 2010
By JUDY L. RANDALL
ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane Savino warned the MTA yesterday that talk of "any reduction in service on Staten Island will not be tolerated and is DOA should it hit the Senate floor."

Ms. Savino called it "nonsensical" for the MTA to consider cutting express bus routes between Staten Island and Manhattan to help balance its budget.

The move also would save bus routes in Brooklyn and the Bronx that are near subway lines.

January 15, 2010
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Senator Dilan | 2010 Legislative Priorities

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan discusses his legislative priorities for the 2010 legislative session.

January 15, 2010
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Reaction to State Comptroller DiNapoli’s Audit of Bridges

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BETTY LITTLE

     “Anyone in Albany who has a doubt about the importance of making bridge repair a priority this year should visit the businesses and families affected by the closure in Crown Point.  Or try adding a self-imposed two hour detour to their daily commute for a week or two to get a glimpse of what it means to lose something as vital as a bridge in their community.  

January 12, 2010
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NYS Sen. Martin Malave Dilan's Legislative Priorities [EN ESPANOL]

NY State Senator Martin Malave Dilan discusses his legislative priorities for the 2010 legislative session. Interview conducted on January 11, 2010. [En Espanol]

January 11, 2010
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Watch this video in a new windowNYS Sen. Martin Malave Dilan's Legislative Priorities

NY State Senator Martin Malave Dilan discusses his legislative priorities for the 2010 legislative session. Interview conducted on January 11, 2010.

January 11, 2010
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January 8, 2010
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