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  • Certified, Business Education, Lehman College
  • MPA, Pace University, 2008
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  • BS, Pace University
  • Certified, Business Education, Lehman College
  • MPA, Pace University, 2008
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  • Former Human Resources Manager, Careerblazers
  • Former Journalist, Gannett
  • Former English Teacher, Lincoln High School
  • Former Employee, New York Telephone
  • Director of Community Affairs, City of Yonkers, 1992-1996
  • Temporary President & Majority Leader, New York State Senate, 2019-present
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  • BS, Pace University
  • Certified, Business Education, Lehman College
  • MPA, Pace University, 2008
  • Former Marketing Professional, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T)
  • Former Human Resources Manager, Careerblazers
  • Former Journalist, Gannett
  • Former English Teacher, Lincoln High School
  • Former Employee, New York Telephone
  • Director of Community Affairs, City of Yonkers, 1992-1996
  • Temporary President & Majority Leader, New York State Senate, 2019-present
  • Senator, New York State Senate, 2006-present
  • Leader, Senate Democratic Conference, New York State Senate, present
  • Former Minority Leader, New York State Senate
  • Former Majority Whip, Westchester County Legislature
  • Former Vice-Chair, Westchester County Legislature
  • Candidate, New York State Senate, District 36, 2018
  • Assistant Minority Leader for Conference Operations, New York State Senate, 2010-2015
  • Legislator, Westchester County Legislature, 1996-2006
  • Candidate, New York State Senate, District 35, 2004
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  • Former Chair, Health Committee, Westchester County Legislature
  • Board Member, Riverside Health Care System, present
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Governor Cuomo Signs Landmark Limousine Safety Reforms

Feb. 3, 2020

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a comprehensive package of legislation putting into place new reforms and safety standards for the limousine industry. The 10-point package includes new safety regulations such as: seatbelt requirements, immobilization of defective limousines, increased penalties for illegal U-turns, GPS requirements, customer service resource requirements, regular validation of vehicle and driver safety information, new commercial driver's license requirements for limousine drivers, creation of a passenger task force and drug and alcohol testing. "These far-reaching reforms deliver much-needed protections that will help keep dangerous vehicles off our roadways, crack down on businesses that do not prioritize safety and will give New Yorkers piece of mind when they enter a limo in this state," Governor Cuomo said. "New York stands with those who lost loved one in the horrific crashes that inspired this legislation and I commend the family members who worked tirelessly to help pass these bills to help prevent future tragedies." Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, "Limousines and celebrations usually go hand-in-hand, and the Senate Democratic Majority wants to keep it that way. The crashes that have taken place because of unsafe limos and lax regulations are tragedies, and we have a responsibility to address this problem. The Senate Majority stands, and grieves, with the families who lost loved ones to limo crashes and who turned that suffering into activism. These bills, which I thank the Governor for signing into law, will help improve safety, hold companies accountable, and save lives." Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said, "Too many times, joyous events here in New York have turned into tragic accidents because of a lack of oversight and safety standards in the limousine industry. That ends now. These reforms will hold the industry accountable, making limos safer for passengers, drivers and everyone on our roads." Chair of the Committee on Transportation Senator Timothy M. Kennedy said, "By passing this comprehensive package of legislation, the Senate and Assembly are strengthening standards across New York State, and changing the way the industry is regulated to ensure passenger safety is prioritized. The families who lost loved ones in the limo crashes in Schoharie and Cutchogue were instrumental in the pursuit of these reforms, and their commitment to make New York safer will undoubtedly prevent other families from experiencing the same heartbreak they have endured. I thank Governor Andrew Cuomo, Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Speaker Carl Heastie for working alongside us to fast-track this historic deal, and I look forward to seeing these important measures enacted." Chair of the Committee on Transportation Assembly Member William B. Magnarelli said, "Laws making stretch limousines safer for drivers, passengers and everyone on our roads is needed for our state. The Governor's signing of these bills into law creates oversight and reform of the limousine industry. They ensure that companies and drivers meet enhanced licensing and inspection regulations, and mandate the use of safety features such as seatbelts and GPS. I am happy to be a part of this movement to protect our residents and believe these changes will save lives and prevent future tragedies." Seatbelt Requirements (S.6191C/A.9057) This legislation provides that motor vehicles converted into stretch limousines on or after January 1, 2021 have at least 2 safety belts for the front seat and at least one safety belt in the rear for each passenger the vehicle was designed to hold, as well as requiring all stretch limousines to be retrofitted to include seatbelts by January 1, 2023. New Commercial Driver's License Requirements for Limousine Drivers (S.6192A/A.8474A) This legislation requires individuals operating limousines carrying 9 or more passengers, including the driver, to have a passenger endorsed commercial driver's license. Immobilization and Impoundment of Defective Limousines (S.6193C/A.9056) This legislation allows the Commissioner of Transportation to impound or immobilize stretch limousines in certain situations and provides that an impounded motor vehicle will not be released unless the Commissioner provides written notice that the vehicle has passed re-inspection. Any release of a vehicle without approval by the Commissioner will be punishable by a fine of up to $10,000. Increased Penalties for Illegal U-Turns (S.6188B/A.8172B) Violations will be subject to a $250 to $400 fine and/or up to 15 days imprisonment. Second violations in eighteen months will be subject to a $600 to $750 fine and/or up to 45 days imprisonment. Violations involving a stretch limousine making an illegal U-turn while carrying at least one passenger would be subject to a $750 to $1,000 fine and/or up to 180 days imprisonment. GPS Requirements for Limousines (S.6187C/A. 9058) This legislation requires stretch limousines to use GPS technology designed specifically for commercial vehicles upon the creation of federal standards. New Customer Service Resources (S. 6185B/A.8214B) This legislation requires the Commissioners of Transportation and Motor Vehicles to establish, maintain, monitor and publicize a telephone hotline operated and maintained by the Department of Motor Vehicles used to report safety issues with stretch limousines and safe limo website maintained by the Department of Transportation. The DOT and DMV may investigate the reports generated by the hotline and use verified information from those reports in their enforcement actions. Driver's License Validation (S.6604B/A.9059) This legislation requires that every motor carrier furnish the Department of Motor Vehicles a list of each altered motor vehicle designed to carry 9 or more passengers and requires that the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles annually review the bus driver files of each driver employed by a motor vehicle carrier who operates a stretch limousine, along with publishing various safety metrics. DMV must annually update its website to provide information on motor carriers operating stretch limousines and data on limousine operations and drivers. Creation of Passenger Task Force (S.6189C/A.1316C) This legislation establishes the stretch limousine passenger safety task force to conduct a comprehensive review of matters influencing the safety, adequacy, efficiency and reliability of stretch limousine transportation. Drug and Alcohol Testing (S.6186B/A.712A) This legislation will require that large for-hire vehicle drivers and motor carriers be subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing. Seatbelt Use in Taxi and Livery Vehicles (S.7134/A.8990) This legislation expands seatbelt use requirements in for-hire vehicles. Representative Paul Tonko said, "Our hearts remain broken for the families of the deadly Schoharie and Long Island crashes who have somehow managed to turn personal tragedy from dangerous limousines into a fierce and inspiring resolve. Their wisdom and guidance helped shape the bipartisan national limousine safety package I have been pushing Congress to enact, and their advocacy continues to lift our efforts at the state and national levels to ensure we are doing everything possible to prevent future tragedies of this kind. My thanks to these impressive families and many leaders across New York who have come together to advance this worthwhile legislative state package. I will not stop pushing until our comprehensive package of improvements to close loopholes and raise safety standards becomes law nationwide." Senator Brad Hoylman said, "In my Senate district, emergency departments report seeing hundreds of injured rear seat cab passengers a year with split lips, broken noses, cracked teeth, and traumatic brain injuries. The passenger injury phenomenon is so common in ERs that physicians have given it a name: 'partition face'. Now thanks to our legislation today, New York joins more than half of the states that require rear seat passengers in taxis, Ubers and Lyfts to wear seatbelts to protect themselves and other riders. Seat belts save lives. But only if we use them. I'm grateful to the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Transportation Chair Senator Tim Kennedy for helping pass this common-sense legislation." Senator James Gaughran said, "The survivors of the tragedies of Cutchogue and Schoharie led the charge to pass important limo safety legislation that will protect passengers and drivers alike. These bills, including mandatory seat belts and cracking down on illegal U-turns, are critical safety measures that will prevent tragic crashes like the one just a few years ago in Cutchogue, from happening again. I thank the brave and tireless advocacy of the families of the Cutchogue and Schoharie crashes for being the driving force behind these bills and fighting for safety. Thank you Governor Cuomo for signing these bills into law." Senator Anna Kaplan said, "The unimaginable tragedies that took place in Cutchogue and Schoharie were a rude awakening for all New Yorkers about the safety of stretch limousines. As lawmakers, we have a duty to families across the state to take action to prevent such senseless tragedy from ever happening again, and I'm very proud to sponsor legislation as part of that effort to keep our residents safe." Senator Rachel May said, "A graduation or wedding should be one of the best times of your life. You shouldn't worry about whether the limo service you hire will get you home safely at the end of the day. My bill will make it easier for safety issues to be reported to the Commissioner of Transportation. We have seen too many preventable tragedies because limousines weren't well-maintained or regularly inspected. New Yorkers deserve better oversight." Senator Jen Metzger said, "The devastating loss of lives from the 2018 crash in Schoharie was a call to action for stronger laws to keep people safe on our roads. My bill to mandate drug and alcohol testing for limo drivers and other for-hire vehicles, along with the other urgent legislation that we passed in early January, will save lives and prevent future tragedies. I want to thank Senate Transportation Chair Tim Kennedy for championing this vital package of legislation." Senator James Sanders, Jr. said, "This bill is important in insuring the safety of both pedestrians and motorists. It is vital that the DMV have up-to-date records regarding stretch limousine companies and their drivers, especially when it comes to defects and crashes. As we all know a car can be a dangerous weapon if not operated properly, and when we think about vehicles that are even larger like stretch limousines that often transport many people, we have to be even more cautious." Assembly Member Amy Paulin said, "I am very pleased that these critical safety measures have become law. I thank Governor Cuomo for working with the Legislature to complete this comprehensive set of initiatives. Access to seat belts for limousine passengers and random drug testing for drivers are common sense and practical steps that will help ensure the safety of not only limousine passengers but for everyone traveling on New York roadways. The creation of a Limousine Passenger Safety Task Force means that we will continue to address issues that confront the safety of Limousine passengers and drivers in the future." Assembly Member Angelo Santabarbara said, "Following the deadly limousine crash in Schoharie that claimed the lives of 20 people, the need for updated laws governing stretch limousines was apparent. That's why work on this important legislative package has continued here at the State Capitol on behalf of the families that have lost loved ones and for the safety of our communities. While we see these important bills signed into law to strengthen regulations and improve standards here in New York, I also urge US Congress and Senate leaders to come together and pass similar measures in Washington DC to ensure the safety of passengers in every state."

Governor Cuomo Announces Three-Way Agreement with Senate Majority Leader Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie on Limousine Safety Legislation Package

Jan. 14, 2020

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a three-way agreement with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on a limousine safety regulation package. The 10- point package introduces new safety regulations such as: seatbelt requirements, immobilization of defective limousines, increased penalties for illegal u-turns, GPS requirements, customer service resource requirements, regular validation of vehicle and driver safety information, new commercial driver's license requirements for limousine drivers, creation of a passenger task force and drug and alcohol testing. "These comprehensive reforms will give authorities much-needed new powers to get dangerous vehicles off the road, weed out bad actors and put into place common sense safety standards that will increase public safety in every corner of New York, "Governor Cuomo said. "The horrific crashes that sparked this action shook this state to its very core and we stand with those who lost loved ones in these accidents and worked tirelessly to help prevent future tragedies once and for all." "Limousines and celebrations usually go hand-in-hand, and the Senate Democratic Majority wants to keep it that way," Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. "The crashes that have taken place because of unsafe limos and lax regulations are tragedies, and we have a responsibility to address this problem. The Senate Majority stands, and grieves, with the families who lost loved ones to limo crashes and who turned that suffering into activism. These bills, which have the support of the Senate Majority, Assembly Majority, and Governor Cuomo, will help improve safety, hold companies accountable, and save lives." "Limos are so often the vehicle of choice for joyous occasions - weddings, proms and special events. But we have seen too many turn into tragedy," Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said. "The bills we pass today build on the progress we made in last year's budget, creating necessary oversight for the for-hire limousine industry and ensuring they are held accountable. These critical reforms will mean safer vehicles, safer roads and saved lives." Chair of the Committee on Transportation Senator Timothy M. Kennedy said, "By passing this comprehensive package of legislation, the Senate and Assembly are strengthening standards across New York State, and changing the way the industry is regulated to ensure passenger safety is prioritized. The families who lost loved ones in the limo crashes in Schoharie and Cutchogue were instrumental in the pursuit of these reforms, their commitment to make New York safer will undoubtedly prevent other families from experiencing the same heartbreak they have endured. I thank Governor Andrew Cuomo, Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Speaker Carl Heastie for working alongside us to fast-track this historic deal, and I look forward to seeing these important measures enacted." Chair of the Committee on Transportation Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli said, "Horrific crashes right here in New York State have drawn national attention to the inadequacies of our state's traffic safety laws regarding limousines. Limos present a unique set of safety challenges for both drivers and passengers alike. My legislation will help address some of these deficiencies by ensuring these vehicles are equipped with seatbelts, limo drivers are being held to the same standard as drivers of other high-occupancy vehicles and that we continue to study these safety issues and make necessary changes down the road." Seatbelt Requirements (S. 6191C/A. 9057) This legislation provides that motor vehicles converted into stretch limousines on or after January 1, 2021 have at least 2 safety belts for the front seat and at least one safety belt in the rear for each passenger the vehicle was designed to hold, as well as requiring all stretch limousines to be retrofitted to include seatbelts by January 1, 2023. New Commercial Driver's License Requirements for Limousine Drivers (S. 6192A/A.8474A) This legislation requires individuals operating limousines carrying 9 or more passengers, including the driver, to have a passenger endorsed commercial driver's license. Immobilization and Impoundment of Defective Limousines (S. 6193C/A. 9056) This legislation allows the Commissioner of Transportation to impound or immobilize stretch limousines in certain situations and provides that an impounded motor vehicle will not be released unless the Commissioner provides written notice that the vehicle has passed re-inspection. Any release of a vehicle without approval by the Commissioner will be punishable by a fine of up to $10,000. Increased Penalties for Illegal U-Turns (S. 6188B/A.8172B) Violations will be subject to a $250 to $400 fine and/or up to 15 days imprisonment. Second violations in eighteen months will be subject to a $600 to $750 fine and/or up to 45 days imprisonment. Violations involving a stretch limousine making an illegal u-turn while carrying at least one passenger would be subject to a $750 to $1,000 fine and/or up to 180 days imprisonment. GPS Requirements for Limousines (S. 6187C/A. 9058) This legislation requires stretch limousines to use GPS technology designed specifically for commercial vehicles and meeting federal standards. New Customer Service Resources (S. 6185B/A.8214B) This legislation requires the Commissioners of Transportation and Motor Vehicles to establish, maintain, monitor and publicize a telephone hotline operated and maintained by the Department of Motor Vehicles used to report safety issues with stretch limousines and safe limo website maintained by the Department of Transportation. The DOT and DMV may investigate the reports generated by the hotline and use verified information from those reports in their enforcement actions. Driver's License Validation (S. 6604B/A.9059) This legislation requires that every motor carrier furnish the Department of Motor Vehicles a list of each altered motor vehicle designed to carry 9 or more passengers and requires that the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles annually review the bus driver files of each driver employed by a motor vehicle carrier who operates a stretch limousine, along with publishing various safety metrics. DMV must annually update its website to provide information on motor carriers operating stretch limousines and data on limousine operations and drivers. Creation of Passenger Task Force (S. 6189C/A.1316C) This legislation establishes the stretch limousine passenger safety task force to conduct a comprehensive review of matters influencing the safety, adequacy, efficiency and reliability of stretch limousine transportation. Drug and Alcohol Testing (S. 6186B/A.712A) This legislation will require that large for-hire vehicle drivers and motor carriers be subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing. Seatbelt Use in Taxi and Livery Vehicles (S. 7134/A.8990) This legislation expands seatbelt use requirements in for-hire vehicles. Senator James Gaughran said, "Today we are taking action on important limo safety legislation that will protect passengers and drivers alike. These bills, including mandatory seat belts and cracking down on illegal U-turns, are critical safety measures that will prevent tragic crashes like the one just a few years ago in Cutchogue, from happening again. I thank the brave and tireless advocacy of the families of the Cutchogue and Schoharie crashes for being the driving force behind today's bills and fighting for safety." Senator Rachel May said, "A graduation or wedding should be one of the best times of your life. You shouldn't worry about whether the limo service you hire will get you home safely at the end of the day. My bill will make it easier for safety issues to be reported to the Commissioner of Transportation. We have seen too many preventable tragedies because limousines weren't well-maintained or regularly inspected. New Yorkers deserve better oversight." Senator James Sanders, Jr. said, "This bill is important in insuring the safety of both pedestrians and motorists. It is vital that the DMV have up-to-date records regarding stretch limousine companies and their drivers, especially when it comes to defects and crashes. As we all know a car can be a dangerous weapon if not operated properly, and when we think about vehicles that are even larger like stretch limousines that often transport many people, we have to be even more cautious." Senator Anna Kaplan said, "The unimaginable tragedies that took place in Cutchogue and Schoharie were a rude awakening for all New Yorkers about the safety of stretch limousines. As lawmakers, we have a duty to families across the state to take action to prevent such senseless tragedy from ever happening again, and I'm very proud to sponsor legislation as part of that effort to keep our residents safe." Senator Jen Metzger said, "The devastating loss of lives from the 2018 crash in Schoharie was a call to action for stronger laws to keep people safe on our roads. My bill to mandate drug and alcohol testing for limo drivers and other for-hire vehicles, along with the other urgent legislation that we passed today, will save lives and prevent future tragedies. I want to thank Senate Transportation Chair Tim Kennedy for championing this vital package of legislation." Senator Brad Hoylman said, "In 2018 alone, there were 40 fatal or critical injury crashes in taxis and livery vehicles. Seat belts are a proven way to save lives and prevent serious injuries -- and as the horrific crash in Schoharie shows us, not wearing a seat belt can have tragic consequences. That's why it's so important for every passenger in a taxi or for-hire vehicle to buckle up. Thanks to the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the new Senate Majority is passing common-sense legislation to ensure all New Yorkers are safe." Assemblymember Amy Paulin said, "Today's legislative action will make stretch limousines safer for drivers, passengers and everyone on our roads. The bills enacted will bring oversight and reform to every aspect of the limousine industry, from licensing and inspection to the use of seatbelts and GPS. I believe these changes will save lives and prevent future tragedies." Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara said, "The tragic limousine crash in Schoharie that claimed the lives of 20 people was deemed the worst transportation disaster in nearly a decade. This horrific event left a scar on our community and the need for updated laws governing stretch limousines is apparent. These bills are aimed at strengthening regulations and improving standards to ensure the safety of passengers. It's important that we get this legislative package signed into law a soon as possible to prevent tragedies like this from happening again."

Governor Cuomo Announces Up to $13 Million for Interstate 684 Resurfacing Project

Sep. 12, 2019

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced work has begun on a project to resurface the two-mile section of Interstate 684 from Harris Road to Exit 6, in the town of Bedford, Westchester County. The State will provide up to $13 million to renew this critical north-south travel corridor in the Mid-Hudson Region, enhancing safety and providing a smoother ride for commuters and residents. The funding to make the project happen was secured through a collaboration between the Governor and the State Legislature. "All across New York State, we are making critical investments in our infrastructure that is helping to elevate our local communicates and create jobs in all facets of the economy," Governor Cuomo said. "Westchester County residents and visitors will soon experience a smoother ride on an important section of I-684 thanks to this funding, and I thank our state elected officials for recognizing the need to resurface this critical stretch of highway." Fiber reinforced asphalt overlay, a stronger, longer-lasting material, will be used to replace the existing concrete pavement surface on I-684 and the access and exit ramps to exits 5 and 6. The project will enhance safety by replacing guiderails, repairing traffic signal loops, cleaning and altering drainage structures and repairing basins. Consistent with Governor Cuomo's Drivers First initiative, the project has been designed to minimize impacts to the travelling public. Work requiring lane and shoulder closures is anticipated to occur during overnight hours. Balloon lighting for nighttime operations will be utilized to reduce glare and distractions to motorists. This specialized luminaire is attached to equipment to diffuse, soften and disperse light. Work is expected to be completed by end of 2019. State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said, "This project is another demonstration of how New York State, under Governor Cuomo's leadership, is using the latest technologies and materials to transform our transportation network. It will create a more durable road surface for motorists as they travel through one of the most important travel corridors in Westchester County." Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, "Investing in our local infrastructure is a top priority for the Senate Democratic Majority because it is essential for growing the economy and improving New Yorkers' quality of life. I was proud to secure this State and Municipal Facilities (SAM) grant, thanks to the outstanding advocacy of my colleagues, Senator Shelley Mayer and Senator Pete Harckham. These funds will help repave two miles of I-684 for the benefit of local residents, commuters, and businesses who utilize this vital corridor." Senator Shelley Mayer said, "I am so pleased that Governor Cuomo and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins have partnered to provide the funding to repave this two mile stretch of road which desperately needed work. Since I was elected to the State Senate, the need to repave this stretch of I-684 has been one of my top priorities. Working together with the Department of Transportation, the Town of Bedford, Senator Pete Harckham, and Assemblyman David Buchwald, we were able to finally amass funding necessary for this long-overdue work. My profound thanks to Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for her commitment to this project, to Bedford Town Supervisor Chris Burdick for his relentless pressure, and to the NYS Department of Transportation for its strong partnership." Senator Peter Harckham said, "Thanks to our hard work and the new Democratic Majority in Albany, the dangerously deteriorated I-684 Westchester corridor is finally undergoing long-needed, major repairs. This improved major artery will mean improved quality of life and safety for Westchester and Putnam County drivers. Kudos go to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Shelley Mayer, along with Assemblyman David Buchwald, with whom I worked to ensure that these desperately needed road repairs were made." Assemblyman David Buchwald said, "This occasion is the culmination of the efforts of so many elected officials and community residents who were determined advocates for funding this critically needed work. I want to especially thank my State Senate colleagues who were instrumental in getting this final stretch of I-684 repaved. This project will mean a smoother, quieter and, most importantly, safer ride for tens of thousands of motorists every day." Town of Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick said, "I am delighted that after many years of advocacy, this project has finally come together. It will be an enormous improvement in safety for the huge number of motorists who traverse the road every day; critical to our residents and critical to commerce." Westchester County Legislator Kitley Covill said, "To the residents of Bedford, the surrounding towns and especially the volunteer emergency organizations who respond to accidents nearly daily, the repaving of 684 was a top priority. I was happy to lend the County voice to the chorus that has fought for this project on behalf of the local residents for years. Thank you especially to Shelley Mayer, David Buchwald and Peter Harckham who expended countless hours making this happen." Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual's driver's license. For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit www.511NY.org, or download the mobile app, available on Google Play and the App Store. Follow New York State DOT on Twitter: @NYSDOT. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT.

Events

2020

Feb. 18
Feb 18th: Westchester Senate Delegation Budget Forum

Tue 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

Westchester County Center White Plains, NY

Feb. 8
Girl Power Is Back!

Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

127 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701-2729, United States

Feb. 6
Feb. 6th: Westchester Senate Delegation Budget Forum

Thur 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Yonkers Riverfront Library (Auditorium) Yonkers, NY