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

SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PREVENT TEEN DRIVING CRASHES

Proposed Law Would Establish Teen Driver Safety Commission to Examine and Review Teen Driver Training Requirements & Causes of Crashes

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation he supports to help prevent teen driving deaths and crashes.

     The legislation (S3546) would create a Teen Driver Safety Commission to examine ways to improve driver education and training programs so that teens are better prepared to handle the challenges they will face on the road.

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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION RAISING PENALTIES FOR HIT AND RUN DRIVERS

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee today announced that the committee has passed legislation which would raise penalties for drivers who hit and run. 

        "Drivers who flee the scene of an accident show no regard for the welfare of others. It's a heartless crime that deserves a tougher penalty. This legislation will give prosecutors stronger tools to take hit and run drivers off the roads," said Senator Fuschillo.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS PROGRAM TO SHOW DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently sponsored a program to illustrate the dangers of distracted driving. The program, which Senator Fuschillo sponsored in conjunction with the New York State Police and Nationwide Insurance, helped reinforce the dangers of texting or talking on the phone behind the wheel.

        “Distracted driving endangers lives and jeopardizes safety on our roadways. Far too many people have lost their lives or been injured in crashes caused by distracted driving,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee. “Raising awareness through this program will help reinforce the message that distracted driving is dangerous and deadly.”

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STATE BUDGET DELIVERS OVER $347 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced over $347 million in funding for road and bridge improvement projects on Long Island as part of the recently adopted New York State budget. This includes $56 million in accelerated projects through the recently created New York Works program.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF STATE’S TRANSPORTATION BUDGET

Budget Will Help Create Jobs, Promote Economic Development, and Upgrade State’s Transportation Infrastructure

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced passage of the State Transportation Budget which helps create jobs, promote economic development, and upgrade roads, highways, bridges, and mass transit systems across the State. The budget accomplishes these objectives through smarter investment and better coordination of state resources to maximize economic development benefits.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF NEW BUS SAFETY MEASURES

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has approved a measure to implement an enhanced bus safety inspection system. The measure, which was included as part of the state budget legislation, will help improve passenger safety by allowing DOT to perform more inspections on problem bus operators.

        “DOT needs every possible resource to ensure that bus operators meet the required safety standards. Enabling the DOT to perform additional inspections on operators who don’t comply with these standards is a commonsense step to make our roads safer,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION CREATING HIGHER PENALTIES FOR ILLEGALLY ENTERING TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced Senate passage of legislation he sponsors to raise penalties for individuals who seek to evade security and scrutiny at transportation facilities and other public places. 

     The legislation (S5232) creates stronger penalties for individuals trying to illegally access secure areas at airports, train stations, and bus terminals, as well for those who steal law enforcement or fire department identification. 

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