Issues: Transportation

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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Joint Statement from Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Bill Perkins

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2009

Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us | (212) 222-7315 (Senator Perkins)Graham Parker | gparker@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-2177 (Senator Dilan)

Joint Statement from Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Bill Perkins

“As chairs of our respective committees, this morning we met with Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

July 15, 2009
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Joint Statement from Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Bill Perkins

“As chairs of our respective committees, this morning we met with Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Mr. Walder’s background certainly demonstrates his acumen for managing large-scale public transportation authorities. We were pleased to have the opportunity to speak with him on his past accomplishments and if confirmed, how he would proceed to foster a new, fiscally-sound and transparent MTA that both improves upon service and restores public trust and confidence.

July 15, 2009
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Seward Calls On Governor To Rethink Highway Signs

ONEONTA, 07/14/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) is calling on the governor to stop wasting taxpayer money on needless road signs marking American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) projects.

“A plan to post specially designed road signs identifying economic stimulus project work sites is a complete waste of taxpayer dollars,” said Senator Seward.  “I thought the idea behind the stimulus money was to get people back to work, not promote government.  These signs are simply a shameless plug that wastes the public’s money.  Try explaining to an out of work father or mother or a small businessman trying to afford health insurance for his employees how a big green sign is helping stimulate the economy.”

July 14, 2009
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Senator Dilan Lauds Passage of Legislation Increasing New York State Bridge Authority’s Ability to Finance Infrastructure Improvements

(Albany, NY)—Recently Senate bill, S.3624 sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) passed the Senate increasing New York State Bridge Authority’s ability to finance improvement projects.

This legislation, amends the Public Authorities Law to increase New York State Bridge Authority’s power to issue bonds and notes in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $153,255,000.

July 8, 2009
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