Issues: Transportation

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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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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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.

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Capital Program Proposed Plan FAQ

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Capital Program Proposed Plan Executive Summary

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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....

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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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Senator Flanagan Works To Protect Roadways By Passing Ignition Interlock Legislation

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has unanimously passed legislation he sponsored that will require all convicted drunk drivers to use ignition interlocks.  Senator Flanagan sponsored the legislation, which has now been sent

September 14, 2009
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Legislation Sponsored By Senator Dilan Prohibits Unauthorized Solicitation of Passengers at Airports

(Albany, NY)—Senate bill S.5643, sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn), passed in the upper house making it a class B misdemeanor for ground transportation services to solicit passengers outside airports.

September 11, 2009
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Senators Warn Walder: We'll Be Watching

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2009/09/senators-warn-walder-well-be-w.html

Two months after he was nominated by Gov. David Paterson, Jay Walder was confirmed today by the Senate in a 47-13 vote that demonstrated bipartisan support for the incoming MTA chief - a rare occurrence in a divided chamber with an inherent mistrust of the beleaguered transit authority.

September 11, 2009
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan on New MTA Chairman, CEO, Jay Walder

It is my hope that in naming Jay Walder the next Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, that the first steps have been taken in returning the authority to fiscal solvency and improved public standing.In my discussions with Mr. Walder, his acumen for managing large-scale public transportation authorities quickly became evident. As Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, I look forward to a successful working relationship with Mr. Walder as he works to restore the public’s trust in the MTA and improve services for riders.

September 10, 2009
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