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April 24, 2017 Schumer: Penn Station Panic Revealed Dangerous Flaws in Security That Puts Commuters at Risk Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 19, 2017 Schumer: Recent CSX Derailment in Batavia Is a Sobering Reminder That Oil by Rail Standards Are Still Off Track Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 17, 2017 Schumer: Yet Another Grade Crossing Accident, This Time in Rockland County, Is a Sobering Reminder That Oil by Rail Standards Are Still Off Track Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 17, 2017 Letter to Mr. Harrison, CSX - Repeated Concerns by Residents Throughout Ulster County About Nearby Rail-crossings Routinely Blocked by CSX Trains Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 14, 2017 Standing at Watertown International Airport, Schumer Will Double Down on His Effort to Fight Harmful Cuts to Essential Air Service Program Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 11, 2017 Letter to Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines - United's Boarding Policy Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 10, 2017 Schumer: Recent Derailments--such as One at Penn Station--will Only Get Worse Unless Long-delayed & Critical Investments to Amtrak, NJT, MTA & LIRR Are Made Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Call for Continued Investment in Public Transportation Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart and to the Hon. David Price, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development - Regarding Mitigating Airplane Noise in FY'18 Spending Bill Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Chicago, IL
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart and to the Hon. David Price, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development - Regarding Mitigating Airplane Noise in FY'18 Spending Bill Rep. Kathleen Rice Chicago, IL
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart and to the Hon. David Price, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development - Regarding Mitigating Airplane Noise in FY'18 Spending Bill Rep. Grace Meng Chicago, IL
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart and to the Hon. David Price, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development - Regarding Mitigating Airplane Noise in FY'18 Spending Bill Rep. Gregory Meeks Chicago, IL
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan M. Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - In support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart and to the Hon. David Price, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development - Regarding Mitigating Airplane Noise in FY'18 Spending Bill Rep. Joseph Crowley Chicago, IL
March 30, 2017 Letter to National Transportation Safety Board Chair Christopher Hart - Requesting the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) undertake a comprehensive safety review of the recent string of small plane accidents on Long Island Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
March 20, 2017 Schumer: Harmful Essential Air Service Cuts To Upstate Airports Should Not Clear Senate Runway Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
March 15, 2017 Reps. Schakowsky, Tonko Critical of Trump Administration Plan to Weaken Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
March 10, 2017 Letter to Acting Administrator Patrick T. Warren - Urging the Federal Railroad Administration to immediately review the current federal standards for the time between the activation of train warning signals and the distance of an incoming train Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
March 8, 2017 Letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army Civil Works Doug Lamont - Reiterating my support for the deepening of the Ogdensburg Harbor under the Continuing Authorities Program, Section 107 of the River and Harbor Act of 1960 Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
March 7, 2017 Letter to Acting Administrator Warren - Swiftly Obligate the $5.2 Million in Railroad Safety Infrastructure Improvement Grants Program Funds Awarded to the New York State Department of Transportation Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
March 5, 2017 Letter to Chairman Hart - Requesting the National Transportation Safety Board Undertake a Comprehensive Safety Review of the Recent String of Small Plane Accidents on Long Island and across the Country in Order to Help Develop Recommendations That Could Prevent Future Incidents Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 28, 2017 Letter to Mr. Michael Ward - Concerning the Condition of a Stone Retaining Wall Along CSX Tracks in the City of Newburgh, New York Rep. Sean Maloney Unknown
Feb. 28, 2017 Letter to Mr. Michael Ward - Concerning the Condition of a Stone Retaining Wall Along CSX Tracks in the City of Newburgh, New York Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 16, 2017 Members of Congress Fight to Prevent 9/11-Style Terror Attack Rep. Peter King Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 Hearing of the Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Katko, Hearing on the Future of the Transportation Security Administration Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 Letter to Acting Administrator Gowadia - TSA Must Clear The Runway for Buffalo Niagara International Airport's Equipment Upgrades Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 2, 2017 Schumer: After Saving 50 Jobs at Coach in 2013, Schumer Tours Major Yates County Employer Coach & Equipment and Meets With Workers, Management & Local Leaders Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 1, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Joined Families of Flight 3407 to Reaffirm Commitment to Protect 3407-inspired Aviation Safety Regulations as Part of Upcoming FAA Reauthorization Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
Feb. 1, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Joined Families of Flight 3407 to Reaffirm Commitment to Protect 3407-inspired Aviation Safety Regulations as Part of Upcoming FAA Reauthorization Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 27, 2017 Chairman Crowley Co-Sponsors Airplane Impacts Mitigation Act of 2017 Rep. Joseph Crowley Queens, NY
Jan. 22, 2017 Schumer: Plague of Airlines Charging Fees on Overhead Luggage Is Spreading; Now, American Joins United and Others, Squeezing the Pockets of Countless New Yorkers?; Schumer Makes Push to Expand Airline Passenger Bill of Rights in Upcoming FAA Bill to Rollback Unfair Policies Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 18, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sen. Charles Schumer New York, NY
Jan. 18, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand New York, NY
Jan. 8, 2017 Letter to Chairman Hart - Investigate & Make Public Which Railroads Are Playing One-off With Safety Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
Jan. 8, 2017 Letter to Chairman Hart - Investigate & Make Public Which Railroads Are Playing One-off With Safety Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 4, 2017 Maloney Statement on LIRR Train Derailment in Brooklyn Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2016 Schumer To DOT: Pull The Reins On Big Rig Speed On I-81 & Elsewhere Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 21, 2016 Letter to Mr. Ward, CEO of CSX - Requesting Your Assistance in Addressing a Piece of Csx Owned Property in the City of Hudson, Ny. Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 21, 2016 Rep. Rice Unveils New Bill to Protect Children from Drunk & Impaired Drivers Rep. Kathleen Rice Garden City, NY
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. José Serrano Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Joseph Crowley Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Jerrold Nadler Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2016 Higgins Applauds GBNRTC Action On Skyway Environmental Review Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Dec. 11, 2016 Schumer: A Transit Terror Crosscheck Could Be The Next Life Saver Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 10, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand: Bill Would Provide Legal Authority Needed for Border Agents Carrying Out Pre-Clearance in Canada Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 10, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand, Stefanik Announce Pre-clearance Legislation Passes Congress Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
Dec. 10, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand, Stefanik Announce Pre-clearance Legislation Passes Congress Rep. Elise Stefanik Unknown
Dec. 10, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand, Stefanik Announce Pre-clearance Legislation Passes Congress Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 7, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.4 Million in Fed Funding for Cornell University to Lead New Transportation Research Center Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
Dec. 7, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.4 Million in Fed Funding for Cornell University to Lead New Transportation Research Center Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 6, 2016 Meng Statement on Department of Transportation's Decision to Allow Norwegian Air International to Fly Into and Out of the U.S. Rep. Grace Meng Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Rebuild America's Infrastructure Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2016 Schumer: in Just a Few Weeks, United Airlines Will Charge Extra Fee to Store Luggage in "Overhead Bin'; Once Again, an Airline Trying to Charge Expensive & Annoying Fees, Squeezing the Pockets of Countless New Yorkers? Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 4, 2016 Schumer: No Matter The Ticket Price, The Overhead Bin Should Be Free. Period. Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to President Lizotte-MacPherson, Canada Border Services Agency - Address Long Wait Times at the Peace Bridge Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 29, 2016 Maloney Statement on House Passage of Oil Train & Hazardous Materials Safety Legislation Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
Nov. 23, 2016 Letter to FMCSA Administrator Darling and NHTSA Administrator Rosekind - Truck Speed Limitations Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 16, 2016 Schumer's Intervention Successfully Moves Feds to Take First Major Step Toward Requiring Oil Companies to Make Highly Flammable CRude Oil Less Volatile Before It Is Shipped Through NYs Communities Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 15, 2016 Rep. Zeldin Statement Strongly Supporting Southold Town's Formal Complaint Re: Four Year Extension of North Shore Route Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2016 Crowley, Gianaris, Simotas, Constantinides Cheer Amtrak's Decision to Rescind Exorbitant Rent Hikes for Homeowners Rep. Joseph Crowley Queens, NY
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert McEllrath, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Mr. James McKenna, Chairman and CEO, Pacific Maritime Association - Pushing for Certainty at West Coast Ports Rep. Thomas Reed Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice and Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Regarding the Lack of Standards and Support Provided to Airline Personnel in Addressing and Responding to Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice and Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Regarding the Lack of Standards and Support Provided to Airline Personnel in Addressing and Responding to Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 Higgins Applauds Governor Cuomo's Commitment to New Buffalo Amtrak Station Study Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Oct. 24, 2016 Rep. Rice & Sen. Kaminsky Call for FAA Action to Help Reduce Airplane Noise Rep. Kathleen Rice Garden City, NY
Oct. 13, 2016 New Hawk Signal on Kenmore Avenue Rep. Brian Higgins Buffalo, NY
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Industry Proposal Would Reduce the Amount of Flight Training Hours Required to Become Commercial Co-Pilot Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2016 Letter to Bill de Blasio, Mayor, New York City - Park Row Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand, Announce More Than $7.8 Million In Fed Funding For Major Border Technology Infrastructure Improvements In Western Ny Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 9, 2016 Schumer Urges Installation Of Inward Facing Cameras On Njt Trains; Senator Led Successful Charge To Install Inward Cams On Metro North & Amtrak; Says Inward Cams Needed On All Metro-area Trains; Also Tells Njt "culture Of Safety' Must Be Top Priority When Precious Lives On Board Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 6, 2016 Schumer: Lie Is No Stranger To Speeding Trucks, But New Technology--ready For Installation--could Make Barreling Big Rigs A Thing Of The Past; Senator Says Li Drivers Would Be Safer & Thousands Of Accidents Could Be Prevented And Lives Saved Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 6, 2016 Congressman Higgins, Supervisor McMurray & Mayor Kulpa Call for "Open Road Tolling" in Western New York Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Bill Finch, Executive Director, New York State Thruway Authority - Electronic Tolling Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Schumer Demands New Jersey Transit Improve Communication With Riders During & After Emergencies; Orange County & Rockland County Commuters Were Left Stranded Without Clear Direction On How To Get In And Out Of Nyc After Last Week's Train Accident Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 With Future Of Buffalo Rail Station Under Discussion, Congressman Higgins & Councilman Franczyk Visit The Buffalo Central Terminal For A Fresh Look At The Historic Structure Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen and the Hon Peter Visclosky, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - Continue Support of the Army's Improved Turbine Engine Program Rep. Elise Stefanik Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator, US Department of Transportation - Co-Pilot Training Rep. Paul Tonko Unknown
Sept. 30, 2016 Reps. Higgins, Collins, Slaughter & Reed Lead Coalition Pressing FAA to Reject Attempts to Scale Back Co-Pilot Training Requirement Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Ernest Moniz, Secretary, Department of Energy - Nuclear Material Transport Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator, US Department of Transportation - Co-Pilot Training Rep. Louise Slaughter Unknown
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator, US Department of Transportation - Co-Pilot Training Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator, US Department of Transportation - Co-Pilot Training Rep. Jerrold Nadler Unknown
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator, US Department of Transportation - Co-Pilot Training Rep. Elise Stefanik Unknown
Sept. 30, 2016 Meng Urges NYC and New York and Atlantic Railway to Implement Safety Improvements Outlined in Probe of Maspeth, Queens Train Crash Rep. Grace Meng Unknown
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator, US Department of Transportation - Co-Pilot Training Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Sept. 29, 2016 Vice Chair Crowley Statement on the Release of Preliminary Noise Exposure Maps for LaGuardia Airport Rep. Joseph Crowley Queens, NY
Sept. 28, 2016 Velázquez Bill Would Bolster NYC Transportation Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Schumer Calls For Summit To Address Buffalo'S Amtrak Station & Current State Of Disrepair -- In Wake Of Recent Roof Collapse, Schumer Says Time Is Now To Develop Plan To Move Rail Service In Western Ny Forward Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 27, 2016 Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Higgins Says Planning Should Begin Now on New Buffalo Train Station Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Sept. 25, 2016 Crowley, Simotas, Constantinides Protest Amtrak's Exorbitant Rent Increase for Astoria Homeowners Rep. Joseph Crowley Queens, NY
Sept. 23, 2016 Letter to Chairman Huerte, Federal Aviation Administration - Aviation Safety Regulations Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
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