Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s posts related to Transportation

SENATOR FUSCHILLO: MEASURES TO HELP PREVENT GAS SHORTAGES DURING DECLARED FUEL SHORTAGE EMERGENCIES INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET

Budget Includes Provisions for Gas Stations to Purchase Generators or be Prewired to Receive a Generator

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the state budget will include measures to help prevent gas shortages during a declared energy or fuel shortage emergency.

     The budget makes provisions for federal grants for gas stations in key areas of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties to be wired to receive generators or purchase generators that will be used in the event of a declaration of an energy or fuel shortage emergency by the Governor, County Executive, of Mayor of New York City.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STATE BUDGET WILL INCLUDE INCREASE IN HIGHWAY FUNDING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Increase is the First in Five Years and Will Help Create Jobs, Promote Economic Development, and Improve Infrastructure

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the 2013-14 New York State Budget will include over $438 million in state highway aid to local governments, a $75 million increase from last year’s total.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION RAISING PENALTIES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to strengthen penalties for wrong-way and reckless drivers.

     “Wrong-way and reckless drivers continue to jeopardize safety and endanger lives on our roadways, but the penalties they face under current law do not appropriately reflect that. Law enforcement needs stronger tools to prosecute these drivers for their reckless actions and get them off our roads. With this legislation, that is exactly what they would get,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS DISTRACTED DRIVING PREVENTION PROGRAM AT LINDENHURST HIGH SCHOOL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today held a roundtable discussion at Lindenhurst High School for students to help raise awareness about the growing problem of distracted driving.   

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