Craig M. Johnson's posts related to Transportation

Senator Craig Johnson argues his Third Track bill

Senator Craig Johnson argues his Third Track bill

Newsday publishes Senator Johnson's letter to the Editor on Third Track.

Third-track project keeps shifting on us

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Newsday Coverage of Senator Johnson's MTA Capital Plan Hearing

 

Budget may derail LIRR plan for second track

October 29, 2009 

 

By ALFONSO A. CASTILLO  

alfonso.castillo@newsday.com

 

A plan to add a second track between the Long Island Rail Road's Farmingdale andRonkonkoma stations may be on the chopping block if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is forced to scale back its proposed $28-billion capital plan, the LIRR's president said Thursday.

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AmNew York: State grills MTA on plan for technology, system improvements

 

The honeymoon is over for the MTA’s new chief.

State senators grilled MTA CEO Jay Walder Thursday about his plans to modernize the transit system, indicating that the state might not shell out for nifty gizmos like countdown clocks in bus shelters.

“We’ve lived for years without the clocks,” said state Sen. Craig Johnson, (D-Port Washington), during the hearing in Manhattan. “I just don’t see how we can justify that right now.”

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NY Daily News Coverage of MTA Capital Plan Manhattan Hearing

State senator throws cold water on MTA's 'extremely ambitious' plan to improve bus stops

BY PETE DONOHUE

DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

Friday, December 4th 2009, 4:00 AM

A key state senator threw cold water on the MTA's "extremely ambitious" capital plan, including a project to place arrival countdown clocks at bus stops.

Sen. Craig Johnson told a Senate hearing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority shouldn't expect the Legislature to fill the $10 billion gap in its five-year plan.

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Senator Craig Johnson speaks on Stopping the Third Track

Senator Craig M. Johnson at press conference talks about stopping the Third Track as a member of the community and the Senate's representative to the MTA Capital Program Review Board.