Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore), Chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Fire & Emergency Management, is exploring options for piloting this technology in New York City in order to study its effectiveness in reducing accidents involving first responder vehicles, decreasing response times to emergencies, and reducing gridlock when there is a vehicle collision or traffic incident. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) has received a response to his letter, signed and supported by Council Member Rose, Minority Leader Matteo, Borough President Oddo, Assembly Members Castorina, Malliotakis, Titone, and Cusick, Congress Member Dan Donovan, and State Senator Andrew Lanza, requesting that an official timeline be provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) for the construction of a new bridge to replace the existing Outerbridge Crossing. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) and Island elected officials are calling on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to provide a timeline for the construction of a new Outerbridge Crossing, from a study of the existing structure to the logistics of its replacement. The borough officials have claimed a renewed sense of urgency since Perth Amboy has been intentionally harassing New York motorists and preventing them from exiting onto local roads during peak traffic times. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is calling on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to change the lane configuration to add an additional lane in the direction of peak traffic on the Outerbridge Crossing to accommodate high-volume traffic to and from New Jersey during times of high-demand. Council Member Borelli suggests removing the median and replacing it with a moveable barrier which may be deployed to provide three lanes westbound on Friday PM peak hours, and three lanes eastbound Saturday and Sunday PM. READ MORE
In a letter to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R – South Shore), Congress Member Dan Donovan (R – SI, Brooklyn), Minority Leader Steven Matteo (R – Mid Island), Borough President James Oddo (R – Staten Island), and Assembly Member Ron Castorina (R – South Shore) expressed their concern about the behavior of officials in the town of Perth Amboy, NJ regarding the exclusion of New York State motorists from local roads during peak traffic. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) is demanding that the New York City Department of Transportation not issue a single additional residential sidewalk summons for a hairline crack until the sidewalks at Huguenot Avenue, Veterans Road East and Arthur Kill Road are repaired.
The Huguenot Avenue, Veterans Road East and Arthur Kill Road corridor serves as a de-facto park & READ MORE
Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore), Borough President James Oddo, and NYC Department of Transportation Borough Commissioner Tom Cocola are announcing a new flashing yellow amber warning signal which will be installed on Annadale Road in the heart of the town this fall. Last March, Council Member Borelli and Borough President Oddo brought Borough Commissioner Cocola on a tour of the area to make suggestions about how to better protect pedestrians and preserve the general walkability of the heart of Annadale town. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore), and Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo are introducing a resolution calling on Mayor DeBlasio and the New York City Department of Transportation to name one of the new, Ollis-class ferry boats in honor of Detective Russel Timoshenko, a Staten Islander and a member of the New York Police Department who was killed in the line of duty. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R – South Shore) is announcing the start of construction to widen Amboy Road between Huguenot and Kingdom Avenues. The $3 million project is currently in the first phase of construction and is slated to be completed by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) in November of 2017. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York City Department of Transportation are announcing the commencement of work on the Bridge Street cross-through turn in Richmond Valley.
This project will create a new small street and turning opportunity under the Outerbridge Crossing, just prior to the Arthur Kill Road and North and South Bridge Street intersections, to ease traffic and create efficiencies in anticipation of higher volumes of traffic in the area. READ MORE