This past summer, I called on the MTA to conduct a full line review of the F Train in response to the many constituent complaints I received regarding ongoing service problems. In October, the MTA released the findings from this review in a comprehensive report (which you can find on my website at: www.squadron.nysenate.gov).
Here she is, Smith Street pedestrians — your new crossing guard.
Veteran traffic-stopper Diana Williams has been reassigned to the block between First and Second places to handle an increase in pedestrian traffic since the closing of the southern exit to the F train’s Carroll Street station.
OK, maybe a new crossing guard isn’t a big deal to you, but it was to state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D–Brooklyn Heights), who got Williams assigned to the block.
This holiday season, millions of Americans will take to the road — and spend literally billions of dollars on fuel. We’ll be reminded once again that buying a car is not just a one-time expenditure. The cost adds up: a few more dollars every time you fill up at the pump.
Of course, it’s not just economics. Between global warming and the other negative effects of burning fuel, a growing number of consumers worry about the environmental impact as well.
On Friday, January 22, State Senator Daniel Squadron brought together over 40 seniors from the Southbridge Towers and representatives from the New York Police Department, the Department of Transportation, the Parks and Recreation Department, the MTA, and the Department of Design and Construction for a summit on transportation issues affecting Southbridge residents, including concerns about the safety of and access to the streets immediately surrounding Southbridge Towers.
New York, NY—Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Council Member Margaret Chin, and Transportation Alternatives stood with May Ng, mother of Hayley Ng and Wana Wu, mother of Diego Martinez, to urge Governor Paterson to sign into law S5292C/A7917D, which increases the penalties for careless drivers who injure pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. The legislation was introduced after the tragic deaths of Hayley Ng, 4, and Diego Martinez, 3, who were killed last year in Chinatown when a delivery van that had been left in reverse climbed the curb and hit the children. The driver in question was not charged with any infraction resulting from the children’s death. The Senate and Assembly passed the bill last month.