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SCHUMER, CLINTON, NADLER, KING, MALONEY, MEEKS ANNOUNCE $25 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY PROJECTS
WASHINGTON: US Senators Charles E. Schumer, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Representatives Jerrold Nadler, Peter King, Carolyn Maloney and Gregory Meeks announced today that the two most important New York City mass transit capital projects - East Side Access and the 2nd Avenue Subway - will receive a combined $16.7 million in new federal funding. Also included in the funding package is $5 million for the Cross Harbor Freight Rail Tunnel Study and $3 million for the Jamaica Station Intermodal. Earmarked as part of the 2002 Transportation Appropriations Bill, Schumer, Clinton, Nadler, King, Maloney and Meeks pushed these funding projects through conference committee.
WASHINGTON: The Second Avenue subway got its second boost of the week last night as Congress moved forward with $2 million in funding for the much needed East Side line. A conference committee of the U.S. House and Senate agreed late last night on a final version of the Fiscal Year 2002 Transportation Appropriations bill and it includes funds for the Second Ave subway. The House passed the bill this morning.
WASHINGTON: Today, Congressman Joseph Crowley (NY-07) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) were successful in securing $250,000 in Federal funding for the Long Island City Links Project (LIC Links). LIC Links will lead to a comprehensive network of innovative pedestrian, bicycle and transit connections between Long Island City residential and business areas and new parks, retail stores, and cultural institutions. The House today voted to approve the funding as a part of the FY 2002 House Transportation Appropriations Bill.
MALONEY TESTIFIES TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON LAGUARDIA AIRPORT, QUESTIONS FAA ON AIRPORT CONGESTION
NEW YORK: Testifying before a Congressional Subcommittee Field Hearing in New York City this week, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney detailed the continued problem of delays that have been crippling LaGuardia airport. Quoting a December 5th headline from the Los Angeles Times, "Welcome to LaGuardia, Enjoy Your Stay.", Congresswoman Maloney concluded that Congress must continue to limit flights scheduled at LaGuardia airport, citing the crisis of last September, when over 25 percent of all delays in the country occurred at LaGuardia airport, as the possible consequence of future inaction. The following are excerpts from the Congresswoman's testimony:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) recognized the effective work of Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton today, as the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation announced it had included $3 million for the Second Avenue subway, $20 million for the East Side Access project for the Long Island Rail Road, and maintained funding for the Farley Post Office project in the annual Transportation Appropriations bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee will now consider the bill and send a final version to the full Senate for a vote.
Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joseph Crowley (NY-07) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) announced that a House subcommittee has approved $250,000 for the Long Island City Links Project (LIC Links). The funding will be made available through an earmark in the FY 2002 House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. The full House will vote on the measure later this year.
MALONEY SUPPORTS PORT AUTHORITY RECOMMENDATIONS TO FAA IN MOVE TO REDUCE CONGESTION AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT
NEW YORK - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan) expressed strong support for the Port Authority's recently released recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aimed at reducing flight congestion at LaGuardia airport. Key ideas in the Port Authority report include encouraging voluntary industry solutions, limiting the number of flights permitted each hour at LaGuardia, charging airlines a "congestion fee" for most flights during peak periods or conducting an auction among the airlines for a predetermined number of permitted flights, and providing financial incentives to encourage the use of larger aircrafts.
STATEMENT OF CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN B. MALONEY IN SUPPORT OF IMMEDIATE POLLUTION REDUCTION INITIATIVES & CONGESTION RELIEF AT LA GUARDIA AIRPORT
NEW YORK - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan) expressed strong support for federal legislation aimed at reducing congestion at LaGuardia airport as well as initiatives to reduce air and noise pollution caused by air traffic at LaGuardia. Maloney, a vocal opponent of efforts to expand the number of take-offs and landings at LaGuardia, released the following statement today:
Testimony of Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney on LaGuardia Airport Subcommittee on AviationDecember 5, 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, when weary House and Senate negotiators brought the conference report of the FY2000 supplemental appropriations spending bill to the House and Senate floors, included in the final text of the bill was $3 million for New York's Second Avenue subway secured by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens). The conference report will likely be voted on in both the House and Senate before the July 4th recess and signed by the President shortly thereafter.