Gov. Kathy Hochul signs bridge strike data bill into law

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Sen. John Mannion and Assemblymember Bill Magnarelli Wednesday announced their legislation requiring the State Department of Transportation to conduct and release publicly a study that compiles bridge strike data has been signed into law.

The new law requires the state to identify solutions to prevent vehicle strikes on low bridges across the state, including the CSX bridge over the Onondaga Lake Parkway.

The legislation passed both houses unanimously and was signed into law by Governor Hochul today.

“From the beginning of DOT’s recent steps to remediate bridge strikes on the Onondaga Lake Parkway, I have said we must balance public safety with the needs of local drivers, and this new law will help inform that effort. Anyone who hasn’t gotten the message to keep their truck off the parkway or ignores the many signs and warning systems should be ticketed," Mannion said. "I thank Governor Hochul and my colleagues in the legislature for their partnership in keeping our roads safe and our government open, transparent, and focused on delivering solutions that benefit all New Yorkers.”