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April 23, 2015 Higgins Asks CBP to Move on Reforms to Reduce Wait Time at Northern Border Crossings Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
April 20, 2015 Schumer: Feds Must Fund $64M Modernization Project For the US Plaza At the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge To Help Alleviate Crippling Delays; Would Create And Sustain Over 1,500 Construction Jobs & Cut Down On Egregious Wait Times -- Schumer Launches Campaign to Have Feds Approve Funds ASAP Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Schumer, Blumenthal: Despite Recent Rail Crashes, Like Puyten Duyvil & Derailment Of Dangerous Oil Cars, Positive Train Control, Best Way To Prevent Dangerous Crashes, Has Not Yet Been Implemented; Senators Introduce Legislation Requiring PTC By 2018, For Both Passenger & Freight Trains Carrying Hazardous Oil Cars Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Schumer, Blumenthal: Despite Recent Rail Crashes, Like Spuyten Duyvil & Derailment of Dangerous Oil Cars, Positive Train Control, Best Way to Prevent Dangerous Crashes, Has Not Yet Been Implemented; Senators Introduce Legislation Requiring PTC by 2018, For Both Passenger & Freight Trains Carrying Hazardous Oil Cars Sen. Charles Schumer Hartford, CT
April 16, 2015 Schumer, Higgins Urge Feds To Expedite Approvals For Life-Saving Helicopter Landing Pad At New John R. Oishei Children's Hospital On The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus -- Helipad Will Be Crucial For Pediatric Emergency Crews Transporting Critically Ill & Injured Patients Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 15, 2015 Katko on GAO Report on FAA Exposure to Cyberattacks: 'Eliminate Vulnerabilities to Prevent Cyberattacks on Aircrafts in Flight' Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
April 13, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $3 Million In Funding For Positive Train Control, Rail Safety Improvements Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 13, 2015 Maloney Announces Key Investment to Speed Up Implementation of Positive Train Control in NY Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
April 9, 2015 Hanna Calls for New Federal Aviation Bill, Outlines Priorities Rep. Richard Hanna Rome, NY
April 9, 2015 Stand Up for Transportation Day to be Held April 9 Rep. Brian Higgins Buffalo, NY
April 9, 2015 Schumer: With Only 1 Federal Railroad Inspector For All 3,000 Train Bridges In NYS, Which Are Now Carrying Dangerous Crude Oil Trains, Senator Calls For More Railroad Bridge Inspectors Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 6, 2015 Schumer Announces: "Prepare For Takeoff"; JetBlue Airways Will Begin Long-Awaited Albany Flights On December 10th With Non-Stop Service To Ft. Lauderdale & Orlando -- Flights Available For Purchase Online Starting Today; Will Enable Capital Region Travelers To Fly Directly To Florida Without Layovers Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 31, 2015 Schumer: New I-95 Tolls Placed By Connecticut On NY Border Could Back Up 14,000 Trucks And Cars & Divert Traffic Into Rye & Port Chester, Overwhelming Local Streets As Drivers Avoid Toll; Plan Should Not Progress Without Adequate Community Input -- Schumer Calls On CT Officials To Listen To And Incorporate NY Concerns Before Moving Forward Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 31, 2015 U.S. Reps Crowley, Beyer Lead House Members in Call for Bird Strike Prevention Technology at Nation's Airports Rep. Joseph Crowley Washington, DC
March 27, 2015 Letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx, Department of Transportation: Bird Strike Prevention Technology at Nation's Airports Rep. Grace Meng Washington, DC
March 27, 2015 Letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx, Department of Transportation: Bird Strike Prevention Technology at Nation's Airports Rep. Jerrold Nadler Washington, DC
March 27, 2015 Letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx, Department of Transportation: Bird Strike Prevention Technology at Nation's Airports Rep. Gregory Meeks Washington, DC
March 27, 2015 Letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx, Department of Transportation: Bird Strike Prevention Technology at Nation's Airports Rep. Joseph Crowley Washington, DC
March 27, 2015 Letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx, Department of Transportation: Bird Strike Prevention Technology at Nation's Airports Rep. Nita Lowey Washington, DC
March 26, 2015 Schumer Leads Group Of Senators From Six Key States In Full-Court Press Urging Feds To Release Strongest Rul Possible, As Soon As Possible, To Toughen Tank Car Standards For Crude Oil Transportation By Rail Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 25, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand, Nadler Announce Over $343 Million In Federal Sandy-Relief Funding For MTA's South Ferry Terminal Station Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 25, 2015 Hearing of the Transportation Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Risk-Based Security: Assessing the Path Forward for TSA Pre✓™ Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
March 25, 2015 Hearing of the Transportation Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Risk-Based Security: Assessing the Path Forward for TSA Pre✓™ Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Katko to Hold Hearing on TSA Pre ✓TM Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Finalize New Oil Tank Car Standards Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Susan Collins, Charmin of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Crude Oil by Rail Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Carolyn Maloney Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Susan Collins, Charmin of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Crude Oil by Rail Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Yvette Clarke Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Velázquez Releases Report on GOP Budget and NYC Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Grace Meng Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Finalize New Oil Tank Car Standards Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Velázquez Releases Report on GOP Budget and NYC Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Schumer Calls For TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Center at Syracuse Hancock International Airport; Currently, Local Residents Who Want to Enroll Must Travel to Oswego - New Enrollment Center Would Mean Shorter, More Convenient Security Lines For Syracuse Travelers Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Jerrold Nadler Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Schumer Calls on FAA to End Delays & Approve Critical Plan to Extend Runway at Macarthur Airport to Attract More Airlines & Improve Safety For Flyers; With FAA Predicting Major Flight Congestion at JFK & LGA in Next Decade - Time is of the Essence to Get Macarthur infrastructure Up to Speed Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding Rep. Joseph Crowley Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Feinstein Supports Call for Crude-by-Rail Safety Investments Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 20, 2015 House Committee on Homeland Security Schedule for March 23-27, 2015 Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Admistration - Railroad Safety Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
March 18, 2015 Maloney Calls for FRA "Deep Dive" Examination Into Grade Crossings Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
March 17, 2015 Maloney Urges FRA to Expedite Beacon Derailment Investigation Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
March 17, 2015 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Admistration - Train Derailment Rep. Sean Maloney Unknown
March 15, 2015 Schumer Calls on FDA to Ban The Sale of the Most Dangerous High-Powered, Long-Range Green Laser Pointers, Which Are The Weapon of Choice that Evil-Doers & Pranksters Use to Blind & Disorient Pilots While in the Air; Cites New Data on Recent Surge of Incidents Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 13, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces Reconstruction of Routes 3 and 30 in Tupper Lake Rep. Elise Stefanik Tupper Lake, NY
March 9, 2015 Maloney Statement on Amtrak Accident in North Carolina Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
March 8, 2015 Schumer: New GAO Report Reveals That FAA's Computer System is Dangerously Vulnerable to Hackers, Which Could Lead to Sony-Like Takeover of System by Cyber-Criminals While Thousands of Planes Are in Air; Calls on FAA to Expeditiously Implement All Expert-Recommended Cybersecurity Upgrades Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Maloney, Kind and Colleagues Across Nation Introduce Bill to Help Local First Responders Handle Train Derailments Rep. Sean Maloney Unknown
March 6, 2015 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation - Grant Funding to Airports Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 5, 2015 Meng Secures More Airplane Noise Monitors for Queens Rep. Grace Meng Unknown
March 5, 2015 Reps. Himes, Esty, Maloney, Brownley, Pascrell Introduce Rail Safety Bill Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Why I Voted Yes on H.R. 794 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Maloney Votes to Defeat Radical Attempt to Eliminate Amtrak Funding Rep. Carolyn Maloney Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Rep. Engel Supports Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Higgins, Slaughter & Collins Pledge to Oppose Attempts to Undermine Progress on Aviation Safety Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
March 4, 2015 Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 Rep. Jerrold Nadler Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Schumer: Bakken Crude Oil Shipped Through Upstate NY in Hundreds of Tank Cars Each Day is Far More Flammable & Dangerous Than Other Types - Senator Demands Fed Require Oil Companies to Make Highly Flammable Crude Oil Less Volatile Before it is Shipped Through NY Communities Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Congressman Gibson announces approval of Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act Rep. Christopher Gibson Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
March 4, 2015 Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
March 4, 2015 Following Three Major Grade Crossing Accidents in NY, House Passes Maloney Rail Safety Legislation Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
March 2, 2015 Lowey and Maloney Urge Congress to Pass Key Rail Legislation Following Recent Commuter Rail Accidents Rep. Nita Lowey Chappaqua, NY
March 2, 2015 Letter to Michael P. Huerta - Helicopter Noise Issue on East End Rep. Lee Zeldin Unknown
March 2, 2015 Lowey and Maloney Urge Congress to Pass Key Rail Legislation Following Recent Commuter Rail Accidents Rep. Sean Maloney Chappaqua, NY
Feb. 26, 2015 Hearing of the Transporation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - FY 2016 Budget: Department of Transportation Rep. Nita Lowey Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Higgins Announces Western New York Chosen as 1 of 13 Sites in the Nation for Coordinated Traffic Information System Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Feb. 25, 2015 Rep. Peter King Sponsors Bill Giving Commuter Tax Breaks Rep. Peter King Unknown
Feb. 25, 2015 Maloney Announces Introduction of Commuter Benefit Parity Act of 2015 Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
Feb. 24, 2015 Maloney Statement on Metrolink Accident in California Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2015 Meng, Nadler, and Matsui Secure $30 Million to Upgrade Nation's Old Diesel Engines Rep. Grace Meng Unknown
Feb. 23, 2015 Maloney Statement on NTSB Preliminary Report Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
Feb. 20, 2015 With Federal Review of Robert Moses Parkway North Project Underway, Higgins Calls for Swift Action on Removal Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Feb. 19, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $28 Million for Flood Protection at LaGuardia Airport Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Albany, NY
Feb. 19, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $28 Million for Flood Protection at LaGuardia Airport Rep. Nita Lowey Albany, NY
Feb. 19, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $28 Million for Flood Protection at LaGuardia Airport Rep. Carolyn Maloney Albany, NY
Feb. 19, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $28 Million for Flood Protection at LaGuardia Airport Sen. Charles Schumer Albany, NY
Feb. 19, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $28 Million for Flood Protection at LaGuardia Airport Rep. Joseph Crowley Albany, NY
Feb. 19, 2015 Schumer Pushes Coast Guard To Keep Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry Running More Frequently In Winter - Ferry Service Linking 150k Riders Per Year To Metro-North's Hudson Line Has Been Shut Down 17 Days This Winter Due To Ice Levels Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 19, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $28 Million for Flood Protection at LaGuardia Airport Rep. Grace Meng Albany, NY
Feb. 18, 2015 Menendez, Sires, Nadler Back Prieto-Sacco Bill to Ban Tourist Helicopters over Hudson River Rep. Jerrold Nadler Weehawken, NJ
Feb. 16, 2015 Schumer Pushes For Federal 'Transportation Safety Audit' At Site Of Deadly Ithaca Commons Truck Crash - Feds Should Analyze Intersection, Make Safety Recommendations & Then Implement Them To Prevent Accidents Like This Summer's From Happening Again Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 15, 2015 In Light Of Fatal Metro-North Collision, Schumer, Blumenthal Introduce New Highway-Rail Grade Safety Crossing Bill; There Are Over 5,000 Rail Crossings In NY & CT, With Nearly 400 Accidents in Recent Years Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.4 Million In Funding For Sandy-Related Repairs To Staten Island's St. George Ferry Terminal & Whitehall Ferry Terminal Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
Feb. 13, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.4 Million In Funding For Sandy-Related Repairs To Staten Island's St. George Ferry Terminal & Whitehall Ferry Terminal Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2015 On Six Year Anniversary of Flight 3407 Crash, Collins, Higgins, and Slaughter Lead Letter to Ensure Continued Aviation Safety Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2015 Israel, Fitzpatrick Introduce Airline Anti-Terror Bill Rep. Steve Israel Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2015 On Six Year Anniversary of Flight 3407 Crash, Collins, Higgins, and Slaughter Lead Letter to Ensure Continued Aviation Safety Rep. Chris Collins Unknown
Feb. 11, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives - Improving Transportation Infrastructure Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives - Improving Transportation Infrastructure Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives - Improving Transportation Infrastructure Rep. Grace Meng Washington, DC
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