Issues: Transportation

Public Hearing: Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan - Greenburgh

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 20, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

“The safety of drivers traveling between Vermont and New York must be of the utmost importance, that is why I support Governor Paterson’s decision to replace the Crown Point Bridge. The costs to repair the 80 year-old span are prohibitive compared to the long-term, regional safety and economic gains if the bridge were to be replaced all-together,” said Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

November 10, 2009
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Improvements in store for Brooklyn Bridge ramp

By Gary BuisoFeature article in the Booklyn Heights Courier

By year’s end, roadway relief is in store for stressed-out travellers navigating across the Brooklyn Bridge, officials announced this week.

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to help facilitate low-tech changes to the southbound FDR Drive onto the Brooklyn Bridge, a nettlesome intersection that has long befuddled backed-up commuters.

November 9, 2009
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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Uncut video of Senate Transportation Committee hearing on Department of Transportation's Five-Year Capital Plan in Syracuse, NY.

Uncut video of Senate Transportation Committee hearing on Department of Transportation's Five-Year Capital Plan in Syracuse, NY.

The State Department of Transportation’s Five Year Capital Plan, released last week, is a significant, essential first step to provide for the future needs of a modern, safe, reliable and efficient multimodal transportation system. The hearings have been called to give stakeholders the opportunity to identify those needs and the resources both necessary and available to meet them.

November 4, 2009
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State promises to fix FDR Drive-Brooklyn Bridge ramp

By Gersh Kuntzman

Feature article in the Brooklyn Paper The worst thing about living in Brooklyn — the debilitating traffic congestion on the Brooklyn Bridge’s entrance ramp from the FDR Drive — is about to get just a little bit better.

November 4, 2009
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"Roads and Bridges"

Albany's leaders made sure in the 2009-2010 New York State budget they enacted last April to include a massive, multi-billion-dollar bailout of the New York City-area Metropolitan Transportation Association.

Great news for downstate transit in these tough economic times, but many upstate legislators, including myself, were left with a very simple and straightforward concern: What about funding for upstate New York’s transportation infrastructure? 

November 2, 2009
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Newsday Coverage of Senator Johnson's MTA Capital Plan Hearing

 

Budget may derail LIRR plan for second track

October 29, 2009 

 

By ALFONSO A. CASTILLO  

alfonso.castillo@newsday.com

 

A plan to add a second track between the Long Island Rail Road's Farmingdale andRonkonkoma stations may be on the chopping block if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is forced to scale back its proposed $28-billion capital plan, the LIRR's president said Thursday.

October 30, 2009
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Senator Johnson Holds First Ever Public Hearing on MTA Capital Plan

MINEOLA, NY – Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Port Washington), the Senate Majority's representative to the MTA Capital Program Review Board,and Senator Charles Fuschillo, (R-Merrick) hold a public hearing on the the MTA's proposed 2010-2014 Capital Plan on Oct. 29, 2009. 
This clip --  Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams. 

 

 

October 30, 2009
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Regarding Comptroller DiNapoli's Road and Bridge Report

I thank Comptroller DiNapoli for his in-depth report highlighting the near 20-year foray into the state’s dedicated road and bridge fund. I look forward to working with the Comptroller as we seek to restore and re-dedicate funding to our transportation infrastructure and avert another Crown Point Bridge.

Attached is Comptroller Dinapoli's report.

File: 
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's report on the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund

October 30, 2009
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Senator Dilan Announces Two Additional Statewide Public Hearings on DOT Five-Year Plan

Hearings Seek To Solicit Input from Entire State During Formulation of 2010 – 2015 Transportation Capital Plan

(Albany, NY)—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 announced two additional hearings as part of a statewide tour to include stakeholders in the formation and implementation of a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

October 29, 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.

November 23, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Public Hearing: CANCELLED--Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan - Farmingdale

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 18, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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.

October 30, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Statement from Senator Farley Concerning the Batchellerville Bridge

The grave situation involving the restriction of the Batchellerville Bridge is disturbing and I have contacted the Governor numerous times about the future of this bridge and the negative effects of both the current alternating one-way traffic and the future possible closure. I am calling for quick action to replace the bridge so this region does not have to go through a situation that citizens of Crown Point are currently facing --- a closed bridge with jobs on the line and potential emergencies becoming fatal due to slow response times.

 

October 28, 2009
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Statement from Senator Farley Concerning the Batchellerville Bridge

The grave situation involving the restriction of the Batchellerville Bridge is disturbing and I have contacted the Governor numerous times about the future of this bridge and the negative effects of both the current alternating one-way traffic and the future possible closure. I am calling for quick action to replace the bridge so this region does not have to go through a situation that citizens of Crown Point are currently facing --- a closed bridge with jobs on the line and potential emergencies becoming fatal due to slow response times.

 

October 28, 2009
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Cooperation and Patience Ensured the Rebuilding of the Farley Bridge

I was pleased to have played a role in arranging ongoing meetings between the New York State Department of Transportation  (DOT), local officials and community leaders together which resulted in the recent opening of the James A. Farley Memorial Bridge, well ahead of schedule.  This was originally planned as a three year project.

October 27, 2009
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Senator Morahan thanks stakeholders who made Farley Bridge Project successful

Cooperation and Patience Ensured the Rebuilding of the Farley Bridge

October 27, 2009
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