Senator Dilan spoke to Transit Workers Union Local 100 members during their annual lobby day yesterday. As budget negotiations continue in Albany, Senator Dilan stressed the importance of committing to the city’s transit infrastructure this year.
As it stands, proposed capital funding leaves the MTA $15 billion short of its needs to complete planned improvements and expansion. Ridership continues to increase throughout the city, with an estimated 8.7 million riders per week. Commuters, especially in Senate District 18, have reported overcrowded platforms with long delays and frequent break downs.
To celebrate Thanksgiving Day this year, Senator Dilan is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration for children in grades K – 6. The theme of the Thanksgiving Day celebration is: “What are you thankful for?”
Participating schools can submit their students original poem, one-page essay, or artwork expressing what they are thankful for electronically, preferably in jpeg or pdf format, here.
All submissions will be published online, and students will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation.
Please submit your essay, poetry or art work for inclusion in the Thanksgiving Day Showcase by November 24, 2014.
Senator Dilan joined nearly 50, 8th graders from Middle School 577 were in Albany to join other students, parents and teachers to call for a $1.9 billion increase in school aid as part of the upcoming Executive Budget. The Alliance for Quality Education (AQENY), Senator Dilan and more than 80 legislators mirrored the request in a letter to the Governor, citing sweeping education cuts over the last five years and the growing inequity between rich and poor school district throughout the state.
On September 25, Greenpointers will have the opportunity to learn more about local environmental improvement grants made available through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and how the program is proposed to work. Furthermore, residents will have the opportunity to learn about similar environmental improvement projects, and offer their opinions on how best as a community we can implement similar improvements to Greenpoint.
As the result of a 2010 settlement between New York State and Exxon Mobil, the $19.5 million Fund was created to make new environmental investments in Greenpoint.
Senator Dilan recently joined MTA New York City Transit President Thomas Prendergast to formally unveil the newly refurbished Knickerbocker Avenue M Line Station on Myrtle Avenue. The station was closed from August 18, 2012 to February 8, 2013 for rehabilitation.
The Knickerbocker Avenue M Station rehabilitation is one of a handful of upgrades the MTA has completed, and one of many slated for completion this year. These are necessary upgrades and I commend the MTA and Interim President Thomas Prendergast for recognizing a need and delivering for the riders of the M Line. I look forward to working with stakeholders and the MTA as more of these service restorations and upgrades are completed.
Senator Dilan is presented an award by the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute for his work with Lenny Rosado on the passage of Leandra's Law. The law strengthens penalties on those convicted of driving while intoxicated with child passengers.The law is named after 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, Lenny's daughter, who tragically died in 2009 when the car she was riding in crashed. The driver was intoxicated.
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For more information and to register, please contact Brooklyn Community Operations at (718) 453-1296.
NYCHA Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) builds on existing services and platforms in community centers to create a new network where fathers and their children will be supported and provided the tools they need to build strong relationships.
Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) passed Elle’s Law, an amendment to New York State’s Vehicle and Traffic Law that enacts tougher penalties on motorists who seriously injure pedestrians as a result of dangerous and unlawful driving.
Elle’s Law closes a gap in current law that allows reckless drivers who blatantly disregard the State vehicle and traffic code’s “rules of the road,” unless drugs or alcohol are found to be involved, from evading more serious charges when a pedestrian is injured.
Governor Paterson signs the Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra’s Law, making penalties on drunk driving with child passengers the toughest in the nation. Sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) in the Senate, Leandra’s Law, makes it a first-time felony offense for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both while transporting passengers age 15 and under. The measure also requires the use of mandatory ignition interlock systems if convicted.
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 provided the following forum to solicit public input.
Senator Dilan, Senate Transportation Committee Chair joins Finance Chair, Senator Carl Kruger and Senator Craig Johnson during a public hearing in Mineola to gather information and solicit public opinion regarding Governor Paterson's nominee to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Jay Walder.