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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING EXAMINING HOW TO BETTER PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DRUNK SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Committee on Transportation, announced today that the New York State Senate’s Committee on Transportation will be conducting a public hearing to examine how New York State can better protect children from drunk bus drivers, including whether school buses should be equipped with ignition interlocks. The hearing will take place this Thursday, May 2nd at 10 am in the Campus Center Ballroom at Farmingdale State College, located at 2350 Broadhollow Road in Farmingdale.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, DOT COMMISSIONER & LOCAL OFFICIALS REOPEN OCEAN PARKWAY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, recently participated in the grand reopening of the section of the Ocean Parkway which was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy.

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SENATORS FUSCHILLO & MARTINS: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NEEDS TO ACT MORE URGENTLY TO PREVENT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES FROM STRIKING PARKWAY BRIDGES

     Following yet another commercial vehicle striking a parkway bridge overpass and causing traffic delays on Long Island, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, and Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) are calling on the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) to act more urgently and increase its efforts to prevent commercial trucks from illegally entering parkways.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL BUS DRIVERS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to require all bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. The legislation would help prevent bus drivers from using aliases to hide from their criminal histories when applying for a driver’s license.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND SENATOR ZELDIN OPPOSE MAYORAL CONTROL OF MTA

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee, and Senator Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), a member of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced their strong opposition to a proposal to have the Mayor of New York City have control over the MTA.

     “It is obvious that there is an election for the Mayor of New York City because the silly season is upon us. Residents from the suburban communities outside New York City pay a heavy financial burden to the MTA, and they would be disenfranchised under this proposal. For the position of the Mayor of New York City to have control over the MTA is simply absurd,” said Senator Fuschillo.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STATE BUDGET INCLUDES $9 BILLION INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORTATION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Budget includes an over $9 billion investment in transportation. The funding will allow for transportation infrastructure investments that will improve roads and bridges, help create jobs and promote economic development. It also makes investments in mass transit, aviation, and railroads throughout the state and eliminates the need for an increase in commercial tolls on the New York State Thruway.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES STRONGER PENALTIES FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the state budget will include higher penalties for distracted driving.

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