Topic : Sen. Charles Schumer

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Sen. Schumer calls on Congress to work together on $1T infrastructure bill

Government Issues| April 10, 2017

Speaking at a news conference in front of Penn Station, Schumer’s push for lawmakers to act in a bipartisan fashion comes after two train derailments in the past two weeks that caused massive delays for commuters.

Senate Dems propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Government Issues| January 25, 2017

They pitched their plan to President Donald Trump and asked for his support.

Security and Safety | December 13, 2016

Sen. Schumer calls for mass transit employees to be checked against terror list

Said positions like engineers, train conductors, and those maintaining the tracks on both rail lines like Amtrak as well as subways, should be checked against the watch list, similar to the way airline employees current are.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2016

Senator calls for NJ Transit, Metro-North to improve communication during emergencies

Sen. Charles Schumer said that, while both railroads are making long-term plans to improve safety on the rails, there are short-term communications issues that can and must be dealt with on the heels of the NJT train crash in Hoboken just last week, which injured more than 100 and killed one person.

Bus| October 22, 2013

CDTA unveils new BRT routes

BusPlus service has resulted in 20% ridership gains and prompted CDTA to pursue BRT routes on two of the region’s busiest transit corridors: Washington-Western Avenues and on Routes 4 and 32 along the Hudson River.
Motorcoach| September 24, 2012

MAP-21 Impacts Motorcoach Safety, Planning Role

Bill includes N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer’s well-publicized “Grading System,” changes in how safety measures will be implemented and how the industry does business with public transit agencies.
University| August 6, 2012

N.Y. Sen. asks MTA to create tech campus route

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is asking for a route that connects the future Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island with tech hubs in Queens and Brooklyn to accommodate New York’s tech boom.
Motorcoach| June 20, 2011

N.Y. Sen. calls for bus company safety rating system

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D- NY) calls for letter grade system, similar to notices used for New York City restaurants, that would indicate the overall safety record of each bus company at the point of ticket purchase.
Motorcoach| March 17, 2011

Senators push for increased motorcoach safety

New York Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer said they would co-sponsor motorcoach safety legislation recently reintroduced by Sen. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), while Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) called on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood to move forward in implementing safety measures outlined in DOT's Motorcoach Safety Action Plan.
Bus| March 8, 2011

NYCT orders 90 Nova low-floor buses

Contract requires supplier to provide the Nova LFS buses in three different configurations, to assess the various transmission and cooling technologies available.
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