Bus Accident Virginia

Schumer bill on discount bus safety passes Senate

Posted by Philip Newman in U.S. Senate on March 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

The U.S. Senate has passed legislation introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) requiring discount bus lines to inform passengers of their safety record. The bill also institutes a variety of requirements to improve safety on board such buses. The proposed legislation came after several fatal accidents involving the discount tour bus industry, including a March [...]

Airport Security

Schumer wants kinder TSA

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, U.S. Senate on February 16, 2012 | No Comments

Spurred by three elderly women who alleged they had been mistreated by U.S. Transportation Security Administration agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday he was introducing legislation mandating the agency create positions for passenger advocates. “While we must do everything we can to ensure the safety and security [...]

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Turner win stuns boro in ’11

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Offices, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 27, District 9, Governor, Mayor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Heading into 2011, the Queens political scene was supposed to be uneventful, with District Attorney Richard Brown facing no opposition and the foregone conclusion that Democratic judicial candidates would defeat their Republican rivals as they have for every year in recent memory. And while the November elections went as expected — Brown won a sixth [...]

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Pols push for TSA changes

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, District 12, State Senate, U.S. Senate on December 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) pushed the Transportation Security Administration to designate a “passenger advocate” who would help customers who feel they have been mishandled by agents at John F. Kennedy Airport Sunday. The senators were joined by relatives of three elderly women who had reported being asked by [...]

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Boro pols officially welcome Goldfeder

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 22, District 23, District 31, District 32, District 9, Mayor, State Senate, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on November 10, 2011 | No Comments

Elected officials from all over the state gathered at Junior High School 210 in Ozone Park Sunday to pass the torch to the community’s newest representative in Albany. State Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) was inaugurated before his family, friends, community members and fellow elected officials. Goldfeder, who worked in the political offices of City [...]

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Schumer calls for LIRR rider bill of rights

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Congress, U.S. Senate on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

A little over a week after a lighting strike at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station caused hours of delays, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the railroad Monday to voluntarily implement a protocol in order to better inform passengers and protect their safety during service disruptions and delays. In a letter sent [...]