Stephen M. Saland's posts related to Transportation

Message to the Democrat Leadership: Stop Reaching into Our Pockets!

It is truly unfathomable that the New York City politicians running this State continue to ignore the public outcry for tax relief.  They need to stop reaching in to the pockets of every taxpayer in New York as their sole means to solve the State’s fiscal crisis.

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Local Roads Matter!

Senator Saland met with local highway supervisors and engineers from Columbia and Dutchess County during Local Roads Matter day in Albany.

SENATE PASSES BILL TO RESTORE STATE’S COMMUTER TAX BENEFIT

Legislation Would Ensure that Commuters Receive $240 a Month State Tax Benefit to Help Offset Mass-Transit Costs

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to fully restore the State’s pre-tax commuter benefit to provide savings to commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road and other mass transit.

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SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF SCHOOL BUS BILLS

Bills intended to make riding bus safer for students, enhance communication, and make “school bus” signs more economical

The New York State Senate today passed a series school bus bills that will ensure child safety and enhanced communication.

A bill was passed that increases the penalties for passing a stopped school bus (S.3099A). The legislation would impose a sixty day suspension of a driver’s license if convicted of passing a stopped school bus two or more times.

This legislation would make the penalties for passing a stopped school bus multiple times the same as penalties for drivers convicted of speeding in a construction zone two or more times.

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SENATOR SALAND’S UNATTENDED CHILD LEGISLATION PASSES THE SENATE

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C – Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation to prohibit a child under the age of eight from being left unattended in a motor vehicle when conditions present a significant risk to the health and safety of the child (S.2192A).

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ACCELERATED ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY ARE ANNOUNCED

$217,860,381 Investment to Repair 287 Miles of Roads and 23 Bridges

An additional and accelerated $217,860,381 investment for 38 NY Works projects that will repair 287 miles of roads and 23 bridges in the Hudson Valley and create thousands of jobs have been announced by the Governor's Office. For the transportation component of NY Works, the Department of Transportation (DOT) reviewed its Capital Program and identified those projects, which can be accelerated by utilizing either the conventional design-bid-build project delivery mechanism or the newly-enacted design-build project delivery method.

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SENATE PASSES BRIDGE REFORM ACT

Legislation will ensure funding goes directly to road and bridge repair

The New York State Senate today passed the Bridge and Road Investment and Dedicated Fund Guaranteed Enforcement Reform Act, also known as the BRIDGE Reform Act. The bill (S.1071 will ensure that the dedicated fund, originally enacted in 1991, will go towards rebuilding, replacing and reconditioning highways and bridges to improve the safety of drivers who travel them.

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FIRST WAVE OF NY WORKS PROJECTS OPENED FOR BIDDING ANNOUNCED

Weeks After Launch of NY Works Program, Expedited Bidding Process Ensures Construction Can Begin This Summer

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the first wave of NY Works pavement and bridge project contracts have been opened for bidding. The five contracts, consisting of 51 projects, represent more than $64 million in highway and bridge construction work in communities across the state.

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