Ask Governor Paterson About Transit and Livable Streets

New York Governor David Paterson is going to field questions this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on WCBS radio (880 on your AM dial). Got a question for the gov about MTA finances, congestion pricing, or livable streets? Submit it here.

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What Paterson’s Senate District Stands to Gain From Pricing

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With conflicting reports on congestion pricing’s status in Albany, and given his own ambiguous statements, it remains to be seen whether Governor David Paterson will get behind the plan — though a look at census data published by the Tri State Transportation Campaign shows that most of those he once represented in the New York […]

Victims’ Families and Electeds Urge Paterson to Sign Traffic Safety Law

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer pressed for traffic safety legislation. He was joined by, from left, Council Member Margaret Chin, the families of Hayley Ng and Diego Martinez, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Transportation Alternatives director Paul Steely White. Photo: Noah Kazis With the stroke of a pen, Governor David Paterson could make New York’s […]

Paterson Backs Pricing, Introduces Bill in Albany

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David Paterson is going to do right by his old State Senate district after all. New York’s new governor settled any doubts about his position on congestion pricing this afternoon, introducing a bill that follows the recommendations of the Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission. The Daily Politics has the scoop: "Congestion pricing addresses two urgent concerns […]

Hayley and Diego’s Law Might Be Enacted By Friday

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer at a rally for Hayley and Diego’s Law last month. Photo: Noah Kazis The only thing that can prevent the adoption of New York state’s first "vulnerable users law" is Governor Paterson’s veto pen. Hayley and Diego’s Law, named in memory of two pre-schoolers killed by a van left idling […]

Lee Sander Stepping Down

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From the MTA press office: Governor Paterson today accepted the resignation of MTA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Sander. Mr. Sander offered his resignation to the Governor earlier this year in anticipation of yesterday’s passage of legislation that joins the Chairman and CEO positions at the MTA. Mr. Sander’s resignation is effective May 22, […]