Martin J. Golden's posts related to Transportation

SENATOR GOLDEN EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN VOTE TO CUT SERVICES MTA CHAIRMAN AND BOARD MEMBERS TO EXPRESS

URGES MTA TO USE ADDITIONAL REVENUE THROUGH STIMULUS FUNDS AND PREVENTING FARE BEATERS AS POTENTIAL MEANS TO SAVE SERVICES

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued a letter to MTA Chairman Jay Walder and all members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board in response to the Board’s March 24, 2010 vote which will severely impact the transportation services in his district.

Senator Golden attended and spoke at the MTA Board meeting yesterday. The text of the letter is below.

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March 25,2010

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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS N.Y.C. TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO FIX LEAKS AT BAY RIDGE AVENUE TRAIN STATION

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued a letter to Thomas Prendergast, President of the New York City Transit Authority, asking that the conditions of the Bay Ridge Avenue train station be inspected and measures be taken to prevent heavy accumulation of water and leaking at the station in the future. The text of the letter is below.

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March 30, 2010

Thomas Prendergast, President

MTA NYC Transit

2 Broadway

New York, New York 10004

Dear Mr. Prendergast,

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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON NEW TRAFFIC PLANS FOR FORT HAMILTON PARKWAY

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement after reviewing the new plans to adjust the traffic patterns on Fort Hamilton Parkway as designed by the New York City Department of Transportation.

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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN WANTS THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (M.T.A.) TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT THESE SERVICE CHANGES SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT

A URGENT MESSAGE FROM SENATOR GOLDEN

“LOCAL AND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE IS IN JEOPARDY”

Please attend a rally and forum to save the future of bus service in our community

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn

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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN WANTS THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (M.T.A.) TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT THESE SERVICE CHANGES SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT

Complete elimination of the X37 and X38 (Uptown Express Bus Service)

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Important Message from Senator Golden - Update from the MTA Regarding R Train Service this Weekend

This is to advise you that there will be no R service in Brooklyn for the upcoming weekend of Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. This planned track outage will accommodate several subway projects including work on the 86th Street R Station at 4th Avenue.

R service will operate between Whitehall Street, Manhattan and 71 Avenue, Queens.

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STATEMENT OF SENATOR GOLDEN AND COUNCILMAN GENTILE ON MTA LAWSUIT RULING

BROOKLYN − The Metropolitan Transportation Authority must return to court in July to prove that Access-a-Ride adequately serves senior citizens and the disabled community most heavily impacted by service reductions in south Brooklyn, ruled a State Supreme Court judge today.

 

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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC LIGHT APPROVED FOR INSTALLATION ON SHORE ROAD

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) announces the Department of Transportation’s approval for the installation of a traffic light at the intersection of Shore Road and Ridge Boulevard. The installation should be completed by November 30, 2010.

Senator Golden had received numerous concerns from residents of the Shore Road area and therefore, requested that the Department of Transportation conduct a traffic study, which ultimately resulted in approval for the traffic light installation.

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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES FLASHING YELLOW TRAFFIC LIGHT APPROVED FOR GERRITSEN BEACH INTERSECTION

 Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today announcing that he has received notification from the Department of Transportation that a flashing yellow light has been approved for installation at the intersection of Gerritsen and Channel Avenue.       The corner has long been one of much concern for the entire Gerritsen Beach community as well as the school community of P.S. 277.  Senator Golden has met with DOT officials on site at this location to observe the traffic study, and has repeatedly contacted the Transportation Department and request traffic calming measures be considered for this intersection.

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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON APPROVED FARE HIKES

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), has issued a statement in response to the fare hikes approved by the MTA and scheduled to go into effect in January:

“The fare hikes approved this morning are further proof that the MTA does not care or understand that New Yorkers are struggling financially and really can’t afford to spend not even another penny on transportation.

To ask all straphangers to pay more, for less service, is arrogant on the part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Students, families and our working class are going to feel these hikes in their wallets and will have to make sacrifices so to meet the expense of their new personal transportation budget.

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