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

SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON GOVERNORS CUOMO AND CHRISTIE TO RE-EVALUATE CURRENT PORT AUTHORITY LEADERSHIP

            “Yesterday’s audit issued by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on the Port Authority’s finances, which comes on the eve of the Port Authority Board voting on a massive toll increase proposal, shows exactly why the Port Authority’s current leadership should be re-evaluated.

            The Comptroller’s audit showed that the Port Authority spent over $85 million in overtime in 2010 alone, and that the Authority’s management ‘fell asleep at the wheel’ in achieving its goals to control overtime costs.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON ASSEMBLY TO PASS BILL REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL BUS DRIVERS

Following the suspension of another eight charter bus operators for safety reasons, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today called on the Assembly to pass legislation he sponsors to require all bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. Yesterday’s suspensions follow a string of fatal bus crashes over the last several months involving bus drivers with histories of criminal driving convictions. 

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GOVERNOR APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR TRESPASSING ON RAILROAD PROPERTY

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved legislation he sponsors to strengthen penalties for individuals who trespass on railroad property.  

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO STRENGTHEN STATE’S TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed legislation he supports to strengthen the state’s ban on texting while driving and other illegal uses of handheld electronic devices while driving. 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF “COMPLETE STREETS” LEGISLATION

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed his "complete streets" legislation which would help make roadways safer for all who use them.

          The legislation would require all state, county, and local transportation agencies to consider complete streets design principles on all projects which receive both federal and state funding. The legislation was developed in consultation with all interested parties, including the New York State Department of Transportation, the Governor, the Assembly, County and Town Highway Superintendents, and advocacy groups.

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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO BILL TO RAISE PENALTIES ON TOLL DODGING DRIVERS

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to raise penalties on drivers who try to evade tolls on toll roads, which costs millions of dollars in revenue each year. The legislation would make the penalty for evading a toll consistent with the penalties for evading other public fares such as subway and taxi fares. 

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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO BILL TO HELP REDUCE COSTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to help school districts save money to maintain their school buses. The legislation would allow “school bus” signs, which must be illuminated under current law to be constructed with more cost-effective reflective material.  

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S INNOVATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT ACT APPROVED BY FINANCE COMMITTEE

Legislation Would Help Create Jobs & Address State’s Infrastructure Crisis By Allowing State to Utilize Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Projects 

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