Priorities

Current Priorities

  • Re-Establishing Food & Beverage Service On All Hudson Valley Trains
  • Re-Opening Of The Food & Beverage Commissioner At Albany-Rensselaer; Allowing For Mid-Route Re-Stocking Of Longer Distance Trains
  • Establishing An On Board Cleaning Program
  • Addition Of A Baggage Car To The Popular New York To Toronto 'Maple Leaf', Allowing For Checked Service Of Baggage, Bicycles And Large Sports Equipment To Central & Western New York Destinations
  • Installation Of Racks For Carry-On Bicycle Transport On Select Trains
  • Extension Of Select Hudson Valley Trains To Start And End Trips In Saratoga Springs
  • Establishment Of Cross Border Inspection Services At Montreal's Central Station
  • Completion And Issuance Of The Empire Corridor Tier One Environmental Impact Statement
  • Build Consensus Among New York State Lawmakers That Increased Peak Train Capacity Is Essential In Order To Accommodate Most Would-Be Passengers, Thus Significantly Reducing The Number Of Sold-Out Trains
  • Rationlize Intercity Rail Fares To Promote Off-Peak Ridership
  • Support For Federal And Multi-State (NY & NJ) Funding For The Trans Hudson Gateway Tunnel Project
  • Support Efforts To Improve On-Time Performance And Safety Of The NYC Subway, Long Island Railroad And Metro North Railroad
  • Promote Grade Crosssing Elimination And Other Safety-Related Projects
  • Support The Expansion Of Buffalo's Metro Rail To The University of Buffalo North Campus
  • Promote Increased Federal & State Funding For Upstate New York Transit Systems, Allowing For Fleet Renewal And Expansion Of Bus Rapid Transit Routes