Issues: Transportation

August 18, 2009
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MTA Update On 181st Street Station And Service Disruptions

As a result of the ceiling collapse at the 181st Street Station in Washington Heights, subway service is still disrupted for commuters in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx. I share your frustration with this major inconvenience, but rest assured that my office has been in regular contact with the MTA to make sure this situation is resolved as quickly and safely as possible.As part of our discussions, the MTA has agreed to provide daily updates on the status of the repairs as well as service advisories. Below please find a copy of today’s update.

August 18, 2009
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Statement From Senator Eric T. Schneiderman on Ceiling Collapse At 181st Street Subway Station

"This is a wake up-call for the MTA. For years, the MTA has neglected to improve the conditions at the 181st Street Station, which has been plagued by structural problems, inordinate amounts of debris and elevator failures, among other issues. As a result of this ceiling collapse, subway service is paralyzed for nearly 70,000 daily riders in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx. This is a devastating disruption for our communities.

August 17, 2009
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Senator Savino Releases Ferry Service Report

Senator Savino Releases Ferry Service Report

August 14, 2009
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Message to the Democrat Leadership: Stop Reaching into Our Pockets!

It is truly unfathomable that the New York City politicians running this State continue to ignore the public outcry for tax relief.  They need to stop reaching in to the pockets of every taxpayer in New York as their sole means to solve the State’s fiscal crisis.

August 14, 2009
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August 13, 2009
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BROOKLYN STREET, COLONIAL GARDENS, HAS BEEN FOUND

Brooklyn- The residents of Colonial Gardens gathered yesterday to thank Senator Golden for his efforts in having their street sign replaced after a number of years and numerous efforts, causing concern for all residents related to emergency service response and mail delivery.  Colonial Gardens is on Shore Road between 89th Street and 90th Street.The street sign was installed last week by the Department of Transportation following a request made to Senator Golden at his senior fair held at St.

August 12, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR FELONY CHARGES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO DRIVE DRUNK WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today called for felony charges for individuals who drive drunk with a child in the car. Senator Fuschillo received the support of Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice in his call for the increased penalties.

August 12, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer discusses new DMV fee increases, effective September 1, and their impact on residents in the 61st State Senate District

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses increases for vehicle registration and driver licenses fees that were included in the 2009 State Budget.  Senator Ranzenhofer opposses the fee increases.  Effective September 1, vehicle registration fees will increase to $55 from $44 and license renewals to $62.50 from $50.

August 10, 2009
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Worcester, Oneonta Bridge Construction Nears

ONEONTA, 08/10/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that railroad funding toward the cost of the replacement of two railroad bridges in Otsego County has been received by local officials and construction work should begin shortly.

Otsego County will replace the Brooker Hollow Road bridge in the Town of Worcester and the Town of Oneonta will replace the railroad bridge spanning State Route 7 and Pony Farm Road in the Town of Oneonta. 

August 10, 2009
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Governor Ratifies Nomination by Senate President Smith

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), has been officially appointed to serve as the Senate Majority’s appointment to the MTA Capital Program Review Board.

July 30, 2009
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Senators Flanagan and Fuschillo Call For Hearings on Governor's MTA Nominee

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Charles Fuschillo (8th Senate District) today called for the Senate to conduct expedited public hearings on Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to chair the Metropolitan Transit Authority. 

July 28, 2009
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Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study

A 2008-2009 Studio Project by Hunter College, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

The Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study was a studio project conducted for 2008-2009 at the request of New York State Senator Jose Serrano’s office.

The report is available for download from the AccessRI page at  http://accessri.blogspot.com/.

If you have comments about the report or any aspects of the studio project, please feel free to write to:

July 28, 2009
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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Nominates Senator Craig Johnson to Serve on the MTA Capital Program Review Board

(Albany, NY)- Today, Senate President Malcolm A. Smith announced the nomination of Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) to serve on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Capital Program Review Board. The nomination was  made this past weekend, notice was given to the MTA and the appointment is pending the filing of the appropriate paperwork with the Governor’s office.

July 20, 2009
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Senator Craig Johnson Nominated to Serve on the MTA Capital Program Review Board

(Albany, NY)- Senate President Malcolm A. Smith announces the nomination of Senator Craig M.

July 19, 2009
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Senate Passes Ban On Texting While Driving

Prohibits the use of portable electronic devices while driving

 

July 17, 2009
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Senate Passes Ban On Texting While Driving

(Albany, NY)- Today, the New York State Senate passed S3619A/Dilan,  legislation that will make New York’s roads and highways safer by, among other provisions, banning the practice of texting and using other electronic devices while driving. In addition to the texting ban, the legislation includes a number of important provisions that will make the roadways safer by implementing sensible requirements for young drivers, including:

July 16, 2009
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July 16, 2009
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