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 and Bartolotti Disgusted at New York’s Latest Cash Grab with License Plate Replacements

Posted: August 22, 2019 in In the News, Taxes, Transportation

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref – Mahopac) and Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti are disgusted with Albany’s last scheme to make another dollar; this time through forced purchasing of license plate replacements. According to statements released by the NYS DMV and Governor Cuomo’s office, beginning in April 2020 NYS DMV will mandate all […]

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 […]

MAHOPAC H.S. GRAD GRABS THE WHEEL TO STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING

Posted: September 12, 2018 in Education, In the News, Public Safety, Transportation

Works with Murphy, Byrne, Local Police and Schools to Create Distracted Driving Program Mahopac, NY – According to statistics compiled by the Department of Transportation, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6% from 2015. Of this total, 3,450 were attributed to distracted driving deaths. Studies show that young drivers […]

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 WEIGHS IN ON PASSAGE OF 2018 STATE BUDGET

Posted: April 1, 2018 in Education, Health, In the News, Taxes, Transportation

  “As we reflect on the passage of another state budget in Albany, we once again see how profoundly flawed and lacking in transparency the budget process has become. “Unfortunately, this year’s budget falls woefully short in providing meaningful tax relief for our overburdened working class families and fails to address the fundamental issues driving […]

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 […]

BYRNE ASSIGNED TO ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Posted: January 23, 2018 in In the News, Transportation

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb announced this week that freshman lawmaker Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) has been tapped as the newest member of the state Assembly’s Transportation Committee. Byrne serves as the only Putnam County representative at the state level to sit on this important committee, and this appointment reflects the lawmaker’s willingness to take on […]

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 […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL RE-DESIGNATING ‘MAJOR CLAYTON CARPENTER MEMORIAL HIGHWAY’

Posted: May 11, 2017 in Community, In the News, Transportation, Veterans

On Tuesday, May 9th, the State Assembly successfully passed Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s first piece of legislation (A02998), amending the highway law to re-designate the ‘Army Captain Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway’ as the “Major Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway.’ This is also the first Republican bill to pass the Assembly this year. The legislation updates the highway […]

ASSEMBLYMAN KEVIN BYRNE SPEAKS IN FAVOR OF DISTRACTED DRIVING LEGISLATION

Posted: April 24, 2017 in In the News, Public Safety, Transportation

On Monday, April 24, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne participated in a press conference in support of legislation aimed to reduce the increasing threat of injury due to automobile accidents caused by distracted drivers. The proposed bill, named ‘Evan’s Law’ in memory of Evan Lieberman, a young man who lost his life in a car accident with […]