Senate Transportation Committee Approves Diaz Bill S7399
Albany, NY - The New York State Senate Committee on Transportation approved a bill on Tuesday May 15, 2012 introduced by Senator Rubén Díaz (S.7399-Cal.782).
This legislation requires the State Department of Transportation and the State Thruway Authority to submit an annual report to the Governor and Legislature regarding the safety of the state's roadways and to reduce the risk of crashes.
“Last month on the Bronx River Parkway, seven members of the same family were tragically killed when their vehicle flipped over a barrier and landed sixty feet below. This is not the first accident of this kind on the Bronx River Parkway, and New York State must take every step to address why this has happened. Accidents of this nature must not be allowed to happen again,” stated Senator Diaz.
The bill was introduced on May 9, 2012 as a Uni-Bill and is on the Assembly Transportation Agenda for Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
“I am thankful to Senator Charles Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee for moving this bill so quickly and responding to the safety concerns of the millions of people who drive on the Bronx River Parkway, the New York State Thruway and its highways” concluded Senator Díaz. This legislation will now go to the full Senate for a vote.