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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

Re: Funding New York’s Road and Bridge Work“There is no reason, cause or justification for withholding funding to the hundreds of road crews and contractors hard at work around the state maintaining our transportation infrastructure. To continue shortchanging New York’s roads and bridges is a path that will lead to disaster.

April 8, 2010

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives resolution (H.Res. 1186) designating April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, passed 410 to 2.The resolution, sponsored by Colorado Rep. Betsy Markey, encourages Americans to consider the lives of others on the road and put an end to distracted driving.

March 24, 2010

Bushwick Houses Among NYC Housing Projects to Receive Federal Funding Under Passage of Senate Bill

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation that will allow for New York City Housing Authority owned developments, such as Bushwick Houses, to fall under federal oversight and qualify for much-needed funding.

For more than a decade,  21 NYCHA developments have received no funding from the City and State of New York. Pending additional budget cuts in the proposed 2010–11 state budget, NYCHA stood to face an unprecedented $88 million operational budget shortfall.

February 25, 2010

New Jobs New York

We will be working in conjunction with local community organizations, non-profits and religious institutions to keep you posted on new jobs, application assistance and job training seminars in your neighborhood.

Employers, we appreciate your experience and input as we work to develop policy objectives that will create jobs quickly, bolster job growth, and ensure long-term economic development.

February 24, 2010

2010 Census: You Can Count On It

For nine years, North Brooklyn residents have counted on State Senator Martin Dilan (D-Williamsburg) to deliver services for his more

January 4, 2010

Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Re: MTA Financial Plan

“Keeping services in tact must remain a priority for the MTA during this process. While I am fully aware of the financial strain the State, City and authority faces, the MTA must weigh every option to maintain services, especially services as vital as the reduced fare for school children program.” 

December 16, 2009

Final hearing on the NYSDOT Five-Year Capital Plan, live from SUNY Farmingdale at 11

Watch it here.

To comment on the future of New York's roads and bridges visit here.

December 4, 2009

Albany hearing on NYSDOT Five-Year Capital Plan live at noon

Watch it here.

To comment on the future of New York's roads and bridges visit here.

November 23, 2009

Testimony of Senator Dilan Re: Broadway Triangle Rezoning Hearing

Testimony given by Matthew Trapasso, Policy and Legislative Director, State Senator Martin Malave Dilan 

November 19, 2009

“Leandra’s Law” Passes in the Senate, Strengthening Penalties on Drunk Drivers Carrying Child Passengers

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Dilan Makes it a First-Time Felony Offense to Drive Drunk with a Child Passenger

November 18, 2009

Affordable Homes to be Constructed at 3 Cypress Hills Sites

Capital Funding Provided by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

November 13, 2009

Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

“The safety of drivers traveling between Vermont and New York must be of the utmost importance, that is why I support Governor Paterson’s decision to replace the Crown Point Bridge. The costs to repair the 80 year-old span are prohibitive compared to the long-term, regional safety and economic gains if the bridge were to be replaced all-together,” said Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

November 10, 2009

Regarding Comptroller DiNapoli's Road and Bridge Report

I thank Comptroller DiNapoli for his in-depth report highlighting the near 20-year foray into the state’s dedicated road and bridge fund. I look forward to working with the Comptroller as we seek to restore and re-dedicate funding to our transportation infrastructure and avert another Crown Point Bridge.

Attached is Comptroller Dinapoli's report.

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's report on the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund

October 30, 2009

Senator Dilan Announces Two Additional Statewide Public Hearings on DOT Five-Year Plan

Hearings Seek To Solicit Input from Entire State During Formulation of 2010 – 2015 Transportation Capital Plan

(Albany, NY)—Ending a near half-century of excluding New Yorkers from talks on how and where their transportation dollars are spent, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan has announced two additional hearings as part of a statewide tour to include stakeholders in the formation and implementation of a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

October 29, 2009

Senator Dilan Announces Statewide Public Hearings on DOT Five-Year Plan

(Albany, NY)—Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced today that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

October 15, 2009

Senator Dilan Urges Women to Schedule Mammograms during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is partnering with the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program to remind women about the importance of early detection.

September 25, 2009

Legislation Sponsored By Senator Dilan Prohibits Unauthorized Solicitation of Passengers at Airports

(Albany, NY)—Senate bill S.5643, sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn), passed in the upper house making it a class B misdemeanor for ground transportation services to solicit passengers outside airports.

September 11, 2009

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan on New MTA Chairman, CEO, Jay Walder

It is my hope that in naming Jay Walder the next Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, that the first steps have been taken in returning the authority to fiscal solvency and improved public standing.In my discussions with Mr. Walder, his acumen for managing large-scale public transportation authorities quickly became evident. As Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, I look forward to a successful working relationship with Mr. Walder as he works to restore the public’s trust in the MTA and improve services for riders.

September 10, 2009

Stand Up Brooklyn and Be Counted!

Senator Dilan Urges Residents to Participate in Upcoming 2010 Census

September 8, 2009