Issues: Transportation

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Senator Shirley L. Huntley & Assemblywoman Audrey L. Pheffer join Queens Elected Officials to Announce the saving of The Cross Bay bridge Rockaway/Broad Channel Resident Rebate Program

(New York, NY)- Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Senator Shirley L. Huntley and Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer, joined by other Queens elected officials, civic associations and community leaders will announce their successful efforts to save the Cross Bay Bridge Rockaway/Broad Channel Resident Rebate Program, preventing nearly 100,000 local residents from facing the only intra-borough toll in the state.

May 14, 2009
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Addabbo Supports Legislation to Require DOT Traffic Safety Survey for Seniors

For Immediate ReleaseContact ……………………… Patricia A. McCabe, 718-738-1111

May 11, 2009
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Staten Island Expressway Mayhem: As Bradley Ave. jam gets worse, Savino set to push for earlier work completion

Monday, May 11, 2009 By MAURA YATESSTATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A ride along the Brooklyn-bound Staten Island Expressway between Bradley Avenue and Todt Hill Road has always seemed like driving through molasses, between the uphill crawl and the clog of cars coming and going on poorly placed exit and entrance ramps.

Now it feels like driving through molasses that's stuck to a washboard.

A long line of badly patched potholes forms a tire-width strip along the right and middle lanes, roughly between exits 11 and 12.

May 11, 2009
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Senator Foley Hails MTA Exec's Resignation, Calls for him to Forgo Bonus Salary

"I am pleased to learn of the resignation of Elliot Sander, who served the MTA as the agency’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director. The elimination of the CEO position is part of the larger process of streamlining the MTA’s operations and ending inefficiencies that waste tax payer dollars.

May 8, 2009
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Senator Dilan April 21, 2009 Cable Show with Guest Sen. Squadron

Senate Legislation, Sponsored by Senator Dilan, Bolsters Safety Measures at New York City Intersections

(Albany, NY)—Legislation sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) passed the Senate, authorizing New York City to increase the number of red light cameras at intersections as part of a larger statewide initiative. 

May 8, 2009
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Victory For NYS Transit, MTA Doomsday Averted

Crisis averted.This week, the state Senate agreed on an MTA rescue plan that stopped the “doomsday” scenario so many New Yorkers feared. As a result of the deal, millions of subway and bus riders have been spared painful fare hikes and devastating service cuts.The MTA budget agreement also expands oversight of the agency, ending its dubious bookkeeping practices and illegal perks for board members. Check out this clip of me discussing the bill on the Senate floor.Don’t get me wrong, this plan is not perfect. Subway and bus fares will go up, but nowhere near the crippling hikes proposed by the MTA. That said, this deal will make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions of New Yorkers – and that’s something to celebrate.

May 8, 2009
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Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, presides over Joint Assembly and Senate budget hearings in January

Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, presides over Joint Assembly and Senate budget hearings in January

May 7, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG ON MTA BAILOUT PLAN

       Once again, Upstate New York is taking it on the chin.

May 7, 2009
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Senate Passes MTA Rescue and Reform Package

(Albany, NY) Last night the Democratic Conference accomplished what years of a Republican ruled Senate Majority could not accomplish. The Democratic Conference, under the leadership of Senator Malcolm A. Smith, has put the MTA on the right track by passing S.5451.

May 7, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Voices His Support For Long Island

Senator John Flanagan implores Senate Democrats to vote against the MTA Bailout Bill and save Long Island Schools and Businesses from the MTA Payroll Tax - May 6, 2009

May 7, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: MTA BAILOUT FAILS LONG ISLAND

Increases costs for commuters, businesses, schools, non-profits, local governments, hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, drivers, churches, and Long Island property taxpayers

May 7, 2009
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Senate Passes Metropolitan Transportation Authority Finance and Accountability Package

Bill Sponsored by Senator Dilan, Senate Transportation Committee Chair

May 7, 2009
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Senate Votes on MTA Bailout and Reform Package

Legislation will fundamentally change the way the MTA operates and prevent devastating fare hikes and services cuts 

May 6, 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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May 6, 2009
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Stronger Penalties Proposed For Work Zone Violators

Stronger Penalties Proposed For Work Zone Violators

Queens Gazette

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan last Wednesday joined with state Senator Diane Savino and Assemblymember Michael Cusick to announce efforts to strengthen state laws protecting crews in active work zones, marking the 10th annual National Work Zone Awareness Week.

April 29, 2009
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Pre-session Press briefing to discuss weekly agenda and MTA

Austin Shafran, Press Secretary for State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, will hold a pre-session press briefing to discuss the Senate’s weekly agenda, as well as the MTA.

April 27, 1:15 PM - 1:15 PM
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In This Economy, We Must Stop Shortchanging New York City!

In This Economy, We Must Stop Shortchanging New York City!

Senator Thomas K. Duane, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Introduce Legislation to Restore the New York City Commuter Tax

April 15, 2009
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Senator Parker 's MTA letter

April 2, 2009

Dear Friend: As your State Senator, I have been dealing with many issues in Albany, ranging from the state budget, to reforming the Rockefeller Drug Laws, to fighting to ensure programs and services in our district do not get cut.

One of the more contentious issues has been the MTA Capital Plan. The MTA is once again threatening fare hikes and service cuts. They have mismanaged their finances. They are claiming they have yet another deficit, and want to pass those costs on to you.

April 8, 2009
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Senator Foley's Red light cameras bill passes Transportation committee, moves towards becoming law

Legislation would allow Suffolk County to install cameras at traffic lights, increasing safety and generating revenue

Albany, NY – The New York State Senate Transportation Committee approved new legislation that allows Suffolk County to install cameras at traffic signals, deterring and prosecuting drivers who illegally drive through red lights. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point), will increase road safety and prevent injuries and deaths throughout Suffolk County.

April 7, 2009
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