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04.26.18

IN WAKE OF FRA WARNING LETTER TO METRO-NORTH, SCHUMER RENEWS PUSH TO GET MTA TO FINALLY COMPLETE INSTALLATION OF LIFE-SAVING POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL TECHNOLOGY; SENATOR SAYS HUDSON VALLEY/NYC COMMUTERS DESERVE A SAFE, RELIABLE, & CONVENIENT TRAIN RIDE TO NYC

New FRA Letter Says Metro-North Had Installed Just 63% Of The Hardware Required For Its PTC System At The End Of Last Year; "That's A Failing Grade," Says Schumer; Feds Deeply Concerned That 2018 Deadline Will Not Be Met Schumer To MTA: Get PTC On Track And Meet Congressionally-Mandated Deadline In the wake of a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) letter to Catherine Rinaldi, president of MTA Metro-North Commuter Railroad, reported by the Journal News, articulating concerns that Metro-North… Continue Reading


04.26.18

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON EFFORTS TO SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GREAT SODUS BAY AND CHARLES POINT ALONG LAKE ONTARIO; SENATOR SAYS CHARLES POINT CLIFF IS AT RISK OF EROSION DUE TO FAILING STEEL WALL OWNED BY ARMY CORPS, ENDANGERING HOMEOWNERS; CALLS ON ARMY CORPS TO FIX FLOOD DAMAGED STEEL WALL & BREAKWATER TO PROTECT SODUS BAY

Flooding Along Lake Ontario Severely Exacerbated The Deteriorating Condition Of The East Breakwater In Sodus Bay And Sheet Pile Wall On Charles Point; If Wall Isn't Repaired, Erosion Will Pose A Massive Threat To Land and Homes On Top Of Charles Point Schumer: With The Omnibus Passed, Army Corps Of Engineers Finally Has The Resources It Needs To Prioritize The Repair Of The Sheet Pile Wall & East Breakwater In Their Work Plan So That No More Property Is Lost Schumer:  Including Sodus… Continue Reading


04.25.18

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON PUSHING ARMY CORPS TO PRIORITIZE ROUTE 5 PROJECT ALONG LAKE ERIE; SENATOR SAYS RT. 5 REMAINS VULNERABLE TO CRASHING WAVES DURING STORMS – THREATENING DRIVERS, SCHOOLS & BUSINESSES; CURRENT STONE BARRIER MEANT TO PROTECT AREA IS CRUMBLING AND NO LONGER EFFECTIVE

Schumer Said Route 5, The Main Artery Between Downtown Buffalo And The Southtowns, Carries Over 40,000 Vehicles Each Day And Provides Residents And Visitors Critical Access To Local Businesses And Schools; Road Is Only Protected From Tempestuous Waters By A Crumbling Sea Wall Nearly A Century Old Schumer: With The Omnibus Passed, Army Corps of Engineers Finally Has The Resources It Needs; Now They Should Prioritize Funding For A New, Safer, And More Durable Barrier That Will… Continue Reading