Hugh T. Farley's posts related to Transportation

Statement from Senator Farley Concerning the Batchellerville Bridge

The grave situation involving the restriction of the Batchellerville Bridge is disturbing and I have contacted the Governor numerous times about the future of this bridge and the negative effects of both the current alternating one-way traffic and the future possible closure. I am calling for quick action to replace the bridge so this region does not have to go through a situation that citizens of Crown Point are currently facing --- a closed bridge with jobs on the line and potential emergencies becoming fatal due to slow response times.

 

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Statement from Senator Farley Concerning the Batchellerville Bridge

The grave situation involving the restriction of the Batchellerville Bridge is disturbing and I have contacted the Governor numerous times about the future of this bridge and the negative effects of both the current alternating one-way traffic and the future possible closure. I am calling for quick action to replace the bridge so this region does not have to go through a situation that citizens of Crown Point are currently facing --- a closed bridge with jobs on the line and potential emergencies becoming fatal due to slow response times.

 

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SENATOR FARLEY JOINS EDINBURG RESIDENTS AT BRIDGE RALLY AT STATE CAPITOL

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) on November 10th joined dozens of local officials and community members from Crown Point, Essex County and Edinburg, Saratoga County to rally support for critically important investments in bridge and roadway projects.

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Sen. Farley Announces Edinburg Bridge Replacement Schedule Starts in May

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to announce the Batchellerville Bridge in Edinburg, Saratoga County, is now back on track, with construction bids to be opened in May.

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SENATE PASSES BILL REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR BUS DRIVERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation on June 2nd that would help ensure bus safety. The bill requires bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. The legislation aims to improve safety for bus passengers following a string of bus crashes caused by dangerous bus drivers with a history of criminal driving convictions.

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NY WORKS PROGRAM ADVANCES CAPITAL REGION BRIDGE PROJECTS WITH DESIGN-BUILD PROCESS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in announcing that the New York State Department of Transportation has awarded a $31.3 million contract through the NY Works program for critical repairs to 13 bridges in the North Country and Capital Region. The contract was awarded under the design-build method, and the project is estimated to create 430 jobs.

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR DRIVERS WHO PASS STOPPED SCHOOL BUSES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced he New York State Senate recently passed a bill that would increase the fines for passing a stopped school bus. The bill (S.1064) also requires criminal penalties for drivers who injure or kill a person by doing so.

The bill significantly increases the fines for passing a school bus. The maximum fine for a first offense would increase from $400 to $700. The maximum fine for a second offense would be $1,500.

This legislation also requires that if a driver injures someone while passing a school bus, the driver would be charged with aggravated vehicular assault. The charge would be criminally negligent homicide if the person is killed in the incident.

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Transportation Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

The fourth Joint Legislative Hearing, in a series of 13 hearings, will be held on Thursday, January 30th.

During the Transportation hearing, which is part of the legislative process to review the 2014-2015 Executive Budget, transportation agency officials and representatives of transportation infrastructure advocacy organizations will have an opportunity to address the Senate and Assembly fiscal committees.

These joint legislative hearings will continue through Tuesday, February 11th, and are available for live viewing on the Senate and Assembly, but will be preempted when the houses are in session. At the conclusion of the legislative deliberations, live televised coverage of the hearings will resume.