Diane J. Savino's posts related to Transportation

A Fight We Can't Lose

By Staten Island Advance EditorialJanuary 17, 2010, 4:32AM

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority can always be counted on to produce bad news about fare and toll increases and/or service cuts pretty much every year at this time, even when the economy is flourishing.

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Lawmaker warns MTA about cutting bus routes

Thursday, January 14, 2010
By JUDY L. RANDALL
ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane Savino warned the MTA yesterday that talk of "any reduction in service on Staten Island will not be tolerated and is DOA should it hit the Senate floor."

Ms. Savino called it "nonsensical" for the MTA to consider cutting express bus routes between Staten Island and Manhattan to help balance its budget.

The move also would save bus routes in Brooklyn and the Bronx that are near subway lines.

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Taking up the pen for bus service

Lawmaker urges commuters to sign petition to save express routes from MTA ax
Thursday, January 28, 2010
By MAURA YATES
ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Trusting that the pen is mightier than the budget ax, state Sen. Diane Savino hopes Staten Island's express-bus riders will sign a petition to save their service from the MTA chopping block.

Her office is circulating the petition, along with customer satisfaction surveys, at local express bus stops this week.

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Senator Diane Savino's Fight to Stop Express Bus Cuts Featured on NY1

(Staten Island) Senator Savino was out in the cold yesterday, handing out survey cards, asking riders' opinons on the express bus service, as well as collecting petition signatures to stop the MTA's proposed cuts to express bus service in the outerboroughs.With few transportation alternatives already, Staten Island and South Brooklyn cannot afford any reduction in service.

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Island to MTA: No more cuts!

By Maura Yates
March 03, 2010, 1:53AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- There were some who believed that last night's MTA public hearing was a done deal. There was no reason to show up; the cuts to the borough's transit system were carved in stone, the cynics said.But Staten Islanders would have none of that.

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Senator Savino Calls for Full Board at Island Hearing; Asks Islanders to Keep Up the Pressure

More Than 1,500 Islanders Show up to Protest Bus Cuts, 400 at Similar Hearing in Queens

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Savino Pushes S.I. Riders To Fight For Local Bus Routes

By: NY1 News

NY1 VIDEO: State Senator Diane Savino said that Staten Island transit riders still to press the MTA preserve the borough's bus routes, after the agency proposed to have the S52 and S66 buses pick up much of the routes of the outgoing S42 and S60 buses. For more information, visit www.nysenate.gov.

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Senator Savino Kicks off National Work Zone Awareness Week

Renewed call for state legislation to criminalize work-zone incidents

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Sen. Savino Hosts Virtual Town Hall from Albany on Transportation

By Doug Auer STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane J. Savino fielded questions from constituents last night during a live virtual town hall meeting hosted from the Senate floor in Albany.The hour-long session featured Sen. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) responding to transportation concerns submitted via phone calls, Facebook.com and e-mails from people living in the 23rd Senate District."For the people of Staten Island, there are studies that show that we have the highest commute in the nation -- on average," she said.

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