Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 124 CAP
The committee will consider the following nomination. Walter David Schermerhorn; Member, Port of Oswego Authority. Additionally, Stanley Gee, Acting Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, will be addressing the committee.
Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is reminding all motorists to help keep themselves and others safe in work zones during Work Zone Awareness Week, which will be observed nationwide until Friday, April 23.
Senator Martin Malavé Dilan discusses a Senate Resolution he co-sponsored, expressing sorrow and sympathies to the people of Poland following an April 10, 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed 88 high-ranking members of the Polish government, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife. Dilan represents the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, home to the largest concentration of Poles and Polish-Americans in New York State
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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