More on Transportation
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan-Queens) called for more speed in implementing high-speed rail in testimony before a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing titled, “Northeast Corridor Future: Options for High-speed Rail Development and Opportunities for Private Sector Participation” led by retiring Chair of the committee, Rep. John Mica (R-FL). Mica, in his opening remarks, reiterated his commitment to high speed rail in the Northeast Corridor.
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) celebrated the news this week that tunnel-boring had been completed on the East Side Access project, which will connect Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to Grand Central Terminal, and is the largest mass transit initiative under construction anywhere in the United States.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) offered the following statement after passage of today’s transportation bill:
Rep. Maloney Hails Inclusion of Full Federal Funding for Second Avenue Subway, East Side Access in House Appropriations Budget
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today hailed the inclusion of $123,384,621 for the Second Avenue Subway and $215,000,000 for the East Side Access project connecting Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Terminal in the House Transportation, Housing & Urban Development (THUD) appropriation proposed for Fiscal Year 2013, which was presented to the House Appropriations Committee today. Both figures reflect the amounts requested for each project by the Obama administration in its proposed FY ’13 budget.
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) today hailed the awarding by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of $197,182,000 in funds for the Second Avenue Subway. Representative Maloney has fought for decades to secure federal funding for the vital infrastructure project, which is one of the biggest in the nation and will add the first new capacity to New York City’s sprawling underground transit network in more than sixty years. The Subway is located almost entirely in New York’s 14th Congressional District, which Maloney represents.
New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) called on House Republican leadership to abandon its hyperpartisan transportation bill that would cripple vital urban and suburban transportation projects, and bring to the House floor the bipartisan transportation measure that passed the Senate this week by a 74 to 22 vote.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) today expressed her strong opposition to H.R. 3864, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Financing Act of 2012. This legislation would, among other provisions, strip mass transit programs of the guaranteed funding they currently receive from the Highway Trust Fund, which is funded by the federal gasoline tax. The Republican proposal would instead make mass transit funding entirely dependent on the annual appropriations process, introducing uncertainty that could make it more difficult to finance transit projects.
Maloney & House Transportation Cmte. Chair Mica Tour 2nd Ave. Subway Site, Discuss Progress of Subway, Fed. Transportation Bill
New York, NY – U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and John Mica (R-FL), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today toured the recently-completed tunnels for the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway. After the tour, Maloney and Mica discussed the progress of the Second Avenue Subway and of the long-term reauthorization of federal transportation programs.
New York, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) wrote to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging the agency to study the dangers posed by unfettered helicopter flights over New York City. Maloney represents the East Side of Manhattan, including the location of yesterday’s tragic helicopter crash. Maloney’s letter to FAA Administrator J. Randolph Babbitt follows.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who represents the East Side in Congress, issued the following statement in response to the helicopter crash in the East River this afternoon.