Issues: Transportation

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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SAY HELLO TO NIAGARA COUNTY’S NEW AIRPORT!

It’s time for take-off! The new terminal at the Niagara Falls International Airport, located right next door to the old one on Niagara Falls Boulevard, is on its way to serving as a premier gateway to our region.  Now that we cut the ribbon to open the new facility on September 2, 2009, the sky is the limit for the possibilities we have to attract businesses and visitors to our region. This new airport is an airport for the people, as the hundreds of families who came to the open house will attest.  It is a destination in and of itself. Three

September 9, 2009
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Public Hearing: Senate Standing Committee on Transportation

The committee will consider the following nominations:

Jay H. Walder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (TO APPEAR) - Pending report from the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee

September 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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MTA 2009 Budget

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September 3, 2009
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Senator Dilan Hears Testimony Regarding the Governor's Nomination to Head MTA

Senator Dilan, Senate Transportation Committee Chair joins Finance Chair, Senator Carl Kruger and Senator Craig Johnson during a public hearing in Mineola to gather information and solicit public opinion regarding Governor Paterson's nominee to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Jay Walder.

 

September 3, 2009
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GOVERNOR SIGNS BONACIC LEGISLATION EXPANDING SCENIC BYWAY

Legislation sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, to expand the Shawangunk Mountain Scenic Byway, has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

September 2, 2009
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Subway Service Resumed at 181st Street Station

I am happy to report that the 181st Street Station on the 1 line has reopened. As of 5:00 am today, subway service, which was disrupted over the last several weeks as a result of the ceiling collapse at the 181st Street Station, has been completely restored. I understand your frustration with the inconvenience caused by the closure of this station, but I am confident this situation was resolved as quickly and safely as possible.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

Analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Focusing on Rural New York: Rural Resources Commission Overview

Overview of the Rural Resource Commission's background, legislative chapters and publications.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Adopted Budget

August 31, 2009
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