• RESULTS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY

  • 28,686,940
    Dollars Recovered for NY-18
  • 408
    Medals & Awards Returned to Vets
  • 8,861
    Constituent Cases Closed
  • 41
    Bills Signed Into Law

Transportation

We cannot build a 21st century economy without investing in research, innovation, education and infrastructure. Smart investments will increase our competitiveness in a global economy and help create jobs both now and in the future. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I am in a unique position to support local infrastructure projects in New York that will create jobs, grow our economy, and benefit Hudson Valley small businesses.

For more information concerning my work and views on transportation issues, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

 

More on Transportation

Apr 28, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Lawmakers representing areas served by the Metro-North rail service today announced plans to introduce legislation to make our nation’s rail systems safer. Metro-North has been plagued by preventable safety issues, which caused incidents such as December’s crash in the Bronx and last May’s employee death in West Haven.

Apr 7, 2014 Press Release

After the release of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)’s accident investigation docket, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called for the adoption of NTSB safety recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration on fatigue for on-duty train crews.

Mar 14, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Joined by Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a new report, “Operation Deep Dive,” which is a comprehensive safety assessment of Metro-North.  Specifically, the report instructed Metro-North’s senior leadership must prioritize safety about all else and within 60 days, submit plans to improve both the safety department and training program.

Mar 5, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) strongly supported passage of a bipartisan flood insurance reform bill, which reverses the dramatic flood insurance rate hikes for homeowners. Passed by a vote of 306-91, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act ends the automatic rate increases caused by events such as property sales and restores grandfathered rates for those who played by the rules and built their properties according to code. This bill also provides a refund for those families who have already been hit by unaffordable premium increases.
Feb 27, 2014 Press Release
After multiple freight rail accidents in the Hudson Valley including one this week in Ulster County, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) recommended the mandatory adoption of key safety measures to the Department of Transportation. Last week, the Department of Transportation and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced voluntary safety measures including: increasing track inspections; equipping trains with advanced braking systems; using rail traffic routing technology to determine the safest routes; lowering speeds of trains with 20 tanker cars of crude oil; coordinating with localities through which crude oil trains run to address community concerns; installing new trackside safety technology along routes that oil trains travel; and improving emergency response support. Rep. Maloney called for these measures to be mandatory because with no formal rules or regulations, inspectors would be unable to issue fines or take other enforcement measures for failing to live up to the agreement.
Feb 18, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) commended the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) initial recommendations following the December Metro-North accident. Specifically, the NTSB had three recommendations including installing inward and outward facing video and audio recorders, regularly reviewing recorder data and installing permanent speed restriction signs. Currently, the Federal Railroad Administration is nearing the conclusion of Operation Deep Dive, a 60-day safety review of Metro-North's protocols and procedures, including track and signal maintenance, inspection and repair, communication, and oversight of engineers.
Feb 6, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney introduced an amendment that would require corporations that produce chemicals with the potential to contaminate water supplies to disclose the health and environmental hazards of these chemicals. Although supported by both West Virginia Republicans, Rep. Maloney’s amendment failed on party lines by a vote of 187-231. Below are his remarks and a link to the video:
Jan 31, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Senator Bill Larkin (R,C- Cornwall-on-Hudson) and Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D- Milton) have been joined by the City of Newburgh, Newburgh City Council and Orange County Executive to support the creation of the Port of Newburgh. The Port of Newburgh has the potential to create significant job opportunities, revenue, and economic development for the City of Newburgh.
Jan 24, 2014 Press Release
One day before President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will hold his first telephone town hall this year on Monday, January 27 at 7:00 PM to discuss the “State of the Hudson Valley.” Rep. Maloney will discuss President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address and will answer constituent questions on issues important to folks in the Hudson Valley like the economy, healthcare, immigration, extending unemployment insurance, and increasing the minimum wage.

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