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.
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
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
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.