Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced that the committee will be holding a public hearing on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) finances. The hearing will provide the Committee with an update on the MTA’s capital spending plan and operating budget as they pertain to each MTA agency.
Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Chair: Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. Public Hearing: To provide the Committee with an update of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Capital spending plan and operating budget as it pertains to each agency Place: 250 Broadway, Suite 2034, New York, New York Time: 11:00 A.M. Contact: Melissa Kehoe (518) 455-3341 Media Contact: Chris Schneider (516) 882-0630 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
With this Sunday marking the start of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, is reminding families about the dangers of distracted driving. National Teen Driver Safety Week, which this year runs from October 20th-26th, was established to help educate young people about the risks of distracted driving and the importance of practicing safe driving habits.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee, is reminding residents that a stronger distracted driving law for commercial drivers take effect this Monday, October 28th.
“Distracted drivers jeopardize the safety of everyone on the road. It’s even more dangerous when the driver is operating a commercial vehicle that is significantly larger, heavier, and more powerful than most others on the road. This new law will help ensure that commercial drivers focus on the road, not their cell phone, when they are behind the wheel,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks about the new law which will enhance safety in school zones.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that a new law he authored to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones takes effect tomorrow, November 1st. The new law prohibits drivers from making U turns within school zones.
Senator Fuschillo made the announcement at Old Mill Road Elementary School in North Merrick with Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, Councilman Gary Hudes, and Assemblyman Dave McDonough.
“The derailment of a Metro-North train in the Bronx early this morning is a terrible tragedy which has already claimed several lives and resulted in numerous injuries. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this derailment and my most heartfelt condolences go out to the families of those who lost their lives. I also thank the many first responders on the scene for everything they have done, and are continuing to do, to help the train’s passengers.
New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) has requested that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and United States Department of Transportation conduct a comprehensive review and evaluate track conditions throughout the New York metropolitan region following yesterday's tragic train derailment in the Bronx. Four other derailments have also occurred in the New York metropolitan area this year.
A copy of Senator Fuschillo's letter to the NTSB and US DOT is attached below.