Positive Train Control Finally Completed in Hudson Region

Posted: April 14, 2020 in In the News, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Transportation

A Letter to the Editor from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             In early March, the MTA and Metro-North completed full implementation of positive train control (PTC) on both the Hudson and Harlem lines. For those who have been following this issue closely, this is something that I have been pushing for consistently during our Joint […]

Byrne Calls for Greater Attention to State & Local Transportation Infrastructure

Posted: March 5, 2020 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined colleagues from the Assembly and Senate for the annual “Local Roads Matter” rally on March 4 highlighting the need for greater investment in our state and local transportation infrastructure. The group called for funding increases to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Program (CHIPS) and the restoration of the Extreme […]

Nearly $3 Million in Funding for Road Repairs in the 94th District

Posted: January 30, 2020 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report Gov. Cuomo has announced a statewide commitment to invest $151 million into 95 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,000 lane miles, which include nearly $3 million for roadways within the 94th Assembly District.             “I’m pleased to learn of our state’s renewed commitment to our roadways, […]

Pudding Street Overpass Construction Underway!

Posted: October 17, 2019 in In the News, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Transportation

Project will Enhance Safety and Mobility along Historic Roadway Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that work is getting underway on a $28.9 million project that will construct a new bridge over the Taconic State Parkway at the Pudding Street intersection in Putnam Valley as well as new ramps that will better enable motorists […]

NYSDOT ANNOUNCES START OF PROJECT TO REPLACE U.S. ROUTE 6 BRIDGE IN PUTNAM COUNTY

Posted: October 8, 2019 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

Press Release obtained from NYSDOT New Bridge Over Metro-North Railroad Tracks to Enhance Safety and Improve Access to the Village of Brewster New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez today announced that construction has begun on a $10.9 million project to replace the U.S. Route 6 bridge over the Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem […]

Byrne Secures Funding For Local Roads

Posted: June 27, 2019 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

​Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref -Mahopac) is pleased to announce that funding for the Extreme Winter Recovery Program, which was originally cut from the 2019-2020 budget, has been restored during the end of session negotiations. The program will receive $65 million in fundingstate-wide, the same as last year.  ​“Restoring funding to the Extreme Winter Recovery Program is a win for all New Yorkers,” […]

START OF $2.2 MILLION PROJECT TO IMPROVE INTERCHANGE BETWEEN INTERSTATE 84 AND STATE ROUE 312 IN PUTNAM COUNTY

Posted: March 19, 2019 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

New Traffic Signals and Turning Lanes Will Enhance Safety and Ease Traffic Flow at Key Interchange in the Town of Southeast The New York State Department of Transportation yesterday announced that construction has begun on a $2.2 million project to enhance safety and traffic flow at the interchange between Interstate 84 and State Route 312 […]

Byrne Welcomes State’s Investment in State Roadways, But Says More Work Still Needed

Posted: March 8, 2019 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report the Governor’s office has announced a statewide commitment to invest $128 million, provided by the state’s PAVE NY Initiative, into 91 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,000 lane miles, which includes nearly $4 million for sections of Routes 22 and 139 within the […]

Local Roads Matter! Support CHIPS!

Posted: March 7, 2019 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was pleased to join his colleagues from the Assembly and the Senate, alongside county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across the state for a “Local Road Matter” rally on Wednesday, March 6. Together, they pushed for a $150 million increase in funding for the Consolidated Local Street […]

Byrne Unveils Report & Recommendations To Fortify State’s Infrastructure and Transportation System

Posted: January 30, 2019 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

NEW YORK’S INFRASTRUCTURE: A Report on Fortifying Our Roads, Bridges and Water Systems Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) spoke at a press conference regarding the recently released report  Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a press conference earlier this morning alongside New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) to […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES $100,000 PEACEABLE HILL WATER DISTRICT GRANT

Posted: August 9, 2018 in Community, Environment, In the News, Infrastructure

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced his procurement of a $100,000 grant through the State and Municipal Facilities Program to support funding of the Peaceable Hill Water District. The project, which is scheduled to be completed this fall, represents a major step forward in Byrne’s collaborative efforts with local officials to improve Southeast residents’ access to […]

BYRNE APPOINTED TO CO-CHAIR ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION TASK FORCE

Posted: July 31, 2018 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

  Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (Mahopac) announced today his appointment as co-chair of the recently formed Assembly Minority Task Force on Critical Infrastructure and Transportation. Currently the only Westchester or Putnam County representative at the state level to sit on the Transportation Committee, Byrne looks forward to using this appointment as an opportunity to continue advocating […]

BYRNE VISITS PECKHAM MATERIALS PLANT

Posted: July 2, 2018 in Business, In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

  On Monday, June 25, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) was welcomed by representatives of Peckham Materials Corp. for a tour of the organization’s plant in Carmel. Byrne’s visit provided an in-depth look at the important services Peckham provides, and offered great insight into how assistance can be provided at the state level to allow the […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES IMPENDING START TO ROUTE 6 REPAVING PROJECT

Posted: May 2, 2018 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

Construction on long awaited infrastructure improvement set to begin in late May, early June  After nearly a full year of pressing state leadership to address much needed infrastructure improvements on Route 6 in Putnam County, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I Ref-Mahopac) announced the bidding process for the project was complete, and construction is set to begin. […]

STATE ANTES UP TO PAVE DAMAGED THOROUGHFARES IN PUTNAM AND WESTCHESTER COUNTIES

Posted: May 1, 2018 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

Assemblyman Byrne joined Putnam County Executive Odell and Senator Terrence Murphy earlier this year at a joint meeting with representatives from NYS DOT.   Albany, NY – The harsh winter left many roads in the Hudson Valley with potholes the size of craters and road surfaces that are so rough that driving on them should […]

BYRNE TAKES STATE LEADERSHIP TO TASK AT TRANSPORTATION BUDGET HEARING

Posted: January 31, 2018 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

Focused on addressing local needs, delay in Route 6 repaving initiative Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) displays a photo of potholes on Route 6 in Putnam County during the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Transportation  on Thursday, January 25, 2018.   At the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Transportation, his first hearing since being named to the […]

PUTNAM AWARDED $1.2 MILLION FOR DANBURY-BREWSTER SEWER PROJECT

Posted: December 15, 2017 in In the News, Infrastructure

  CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that the Danbury-Brewster sewer project has been awarded $1.2 million in New York State funding. The project, which extends the Danbury sewer line over the state border and through the Route 6 corridor of Brewster, was granted Empire State Development money through the consolidated funding […]

Byrne Announces $1.7 Million in Funding To Pave Local Roads

Posted: July 11, 2017 in Business, Infrastructure, Transportation

A five-mile section of Route 6 in Putnam County will be repaved thanks to $1.7 million in state funding, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced earlier today. The considerable infrastructure investment, part of a statewide initiative that will repave nearly 1,700 miles of roadway, represents a much-needed upgrade for a section of one of Putnam County’s […]