Martin J. Golden's posts related to Transportation

SENATE APPROVES BILL TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR RECKLESS DRIVING

Proposal Gives New Tools To Prosecute Wrong-Way Driving, Other Dangerous Actions

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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN EXPRESS BUS SERVICE RESTORED

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), this morning announced that negotiations orchestrated through his leadership within the State Senate, have resulted in the return of Uptown/Downtown Express Bus Service on the X27 and X 28 routes serving the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst communities of Brooklyn. The service will be restored in the early Summer.

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SENATOR GOLDEN TO MTA: “WE NEED WEEKEND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing a petition drive calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to reinstate weekend express bus service on the X 27 and X 28 bus routes. Weekend express bus service, which Senator Golden helped to start in the 2002, was eliminated in June 2010 due to agency budget cuts.

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SENATOR GOLDEN WORKS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CORRECT PARKING SIGNS IN GERRITSEN BEACH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the Department of Transportation is giving attention to two areas of concern related to parking signs in Gerritsen Beach.

Senator Golden has received notification that through his bringing it to the attention of the Department of Transportation, a No Standing Anytime sign, outside a closed physical therapist has been removed. The sign, which has now been removed from in front of 2408 Gerritsen Avenue, was causing the issuance of wrongful parking summonses. The sign was originally requested for the purposes of ambulance and ambulette transport to and from the physical therapist which closed in 2008.

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Verrazano-Narrows Toll Plaza Improvement Project

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 28th a new construction work zone will be set up along Narrows Road South near the last entrance to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which will result a reconfiguration of traffic lanes from three to two lanes and the elimination of up to approximately 20 parking spots.

As part of the $50 million, 45-month Verrazano-Narrows toll plaza improvement project, contractors will be adding a new retaining wall and abutment for construction of the new Narrows Road South fly-over ramp to help ease both car and bus traffic onto the Brooklyn-bound upper level of the bridge. The work is also in preparation for construction of a new lower level connector roadway in 2014 that will take motorists directly from the Staten Island Expressway to the bridge’s lower level.

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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON REMOVAL OF 4TH AVENUE PARKING SIGNS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement regarding parking signs in front of Goustaro’s located at 9226-4th Avenue which has sparked local community outrage over a loss of parking spaces:

 

“I have confirmed this morning with the Department of Transportation that by tomorrow, the No Standing parking signs in front of Goustaro’s will be removed. Since the store opened and the signs were put in place, my office has worked with the Department of Transportation to address the concerns of the residents and area customers, to have these signs removed.

 

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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS FOR S 93 BUS BE EXTENDED ONTO COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND CAMPUS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued a letter to the Metropolitan Transit Authority asking that the S 93, that connects Bay Ridge to the College of Staten Island, be extended so it stops on the campus of the College of Staten Island, no longer leaving students and staff at the main gate left to walk a significant distance.

Senator Golden has received requests to ask the MTA/New York City Transit Authority to extend the S93 one additional stop, approximately ¼ of mile onto the campus, so to improve travel time and quality of service for those studying or working at the College.

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Implementation of S79 Select Bus Service on Hylan Boulevard

Senator Golden would like to share the attached information regarding the implementation of the S79 Select Bus Service on Hylan Boulevard that has been received from the New York City Transit.  Please contact my office with questions or concerns.

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