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.
“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.”
New York State Senator Martin Malave Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, speaks about the committee's accomplishments in 2009 -- including passage of Leandra's Law -- and priorities for 2010.
Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 124 CAP
The committee will consider the following nominations:
Allen P. Cappelli, Member, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (TO APPEAR) H. Dale Hemmerdinger, Commissioner, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (TO APPEAR) David G. Boniello, Member, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
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.