Enough Is Enough

On Tuesday, August 14 Pascack Valley Line train #1606, the 6:21 AM from Spring Valley to Secaucus, was cancelled due to mechanical problems. Customers were instructed to take train #1608, the 6:33 AM train from Spring Valley instead. Under normal circumstances this would be...

Progress in Motion

Last month I held a meeting with executive level personnel from Metro-North Railroad (MNR) and New Jersey Transit (NJT) to discuss challenges and concerns relating to train cancellations on the Pascack Valley Line (PVL). The goal of this meeting was to respond to the concerns of...

Severe Shortcomings

Last week NJ Transit surprised Rockland County commuters with yet another unfair and unwarranted elimination of services. NJT announced that two of Rockland’s express trains on the Pascack Valley Line would be cut to facilitate the installation of PTC (Positive Train...

Keeping Moving

My administration recognizes the importance of improving our mass transit infrastructure. An area where unfortunately Rockland has been behind the eight ball for many years. However, we are making progress, in August 2017 the County’s Tappan Zee Express launched its...

The Mass Transit Dream

When the State started creating plans in 2000 to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge, many of us in Rockland County thought we would finally get the mass transit options that much of the New York metro area already enjoys. In the 17 years that it’s taken to make the new bridge a...

Celebrating the New Bridge

I was among a group invited by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to take part in the opening ceremony for the new bridge, a bridge I will always think of as the Tappan Zee. It was hard not to be impressed. The new bridge is nothing short of majestic – a glistening span that connects the...

Keeping The Buses Running

As soon as the snow stopped falling after last week’s blizzard we began making plans to get county buses back on the roads. We understand how important those buses are to the nearly 10,000 people who ride them every day. Those riders depend on the buses to get to work, to...

State Budget: NOT ENOUGH FOR ROCKLAND

This year’s state budget has some – but not enough – good news for Rockland. The $155 billion fiscal agreement lowers personal income tax rates, which keeps more money in the hands of people who earn it and helps our economy. And it finally ended a fiscal...

The Future Starts Now

Transportation infrastructure is one of the most basic responsibilities of County government and critical to every facet of our economic and daily life. Whether it is getting to work, shopping, driving our children safely to school or moving goods and products to market, a...