Continuing his efforts to keep our roadways safe, Senator Mike Nozzolio is working to address the dangers of distracted driving, a potentially fatal driving habit where drivers engage in activities like text messaging or talking on cell phones behind the wheel. The State Senate Transportation Committee, on which Senator Nozzolio serves as a member, today held a public hearing to discuss Statewide solutions to this dangerous driving practice.
In another strongly worded message to the New York State Thruway Authority, State Senator Mike Nozzolio condemned the proposed 45% toll increase for commercial vehicles calling it disastrous to New York's economy.
"There is no question," said Senator Nozzolio, "that all businesses will suffer if this proposed toll increase is allowed." Senator Nozzolio has urged all the members of the New York State Thruway Authority, to reconsider their proposal to implement the toll increase.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio announced the New York State Thruway Authority’s proposed 45% toll increase for commercial vehicles has been dropped. Today, The State Thruway Authority withdrew its disastrous plan to raise highway tolls on trucks and other commercial traffic.
“The Thruway Authority’s decision not to implement the proposed toll hike is a major victory for New York’s businesses and consumers.” said Senator Nozzolio, " There is no question that all businesses would suffer if this proposed toll increase has been allowed and the increase in transportation costs for consumer goods would have inevitably been passed on to individuals and families in our communities."
Canandaigua- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in the announcement of RGRTA’s agreement with Ontario County for bus service. Ontario is the eighth county to join the service providing an inter-county transportation system, which also includes Seneca, Monroe, and Wayne counties.
Pictured left to right are: Mary Mansfield, RGRTA Regional Manager of Ontario and Seneca Counties; Mike DeRaddo, RGRTA Regional Director of Operations; Daniele Coll-Gonzalez, RGRTA Chief Operating Officer; Bill Carpenter, RGRTA Chief Executive Officer; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Jack Marren, Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors; and Assemblyman Brian Kolb.
Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that over $500,000 in State funding is being awarded to three Finger Lakes Region Airports for aviation safety, security and economic development projects.
“Transportation infrastructure investment in the Finger Lakes is vital to our region’s success,” said Senator Nozzolio. “This funding, which will provide crucial upgrades to some of the key airports in the region, will have a positive impact on our economy and tourism here in the Finger Lakes.”