Charles Schumer

Longer route over water
6:54 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Officials propose new helicopter route

New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D-Brooklyn) showing his proposed helicopter route over Long Island Sound
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

Elected officials on Long Island are urging the FAA to renew an “over-the-water” helicopter route that is set to expire in August. Officials also want to modify the route and make it permanent.  

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Metro-North Safety
10:03 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Senators: Federal Railroad Administration underfunded

Passengers exit a Metro-North train at New York's Grand Central Terminal (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Charles Schumer of New York say the Federal Railroad Administration only has enough funding for 1% of the safety measures they say are needed to make trains safe.

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Government
11:17 am
Tue July 9, 2013

LI fishermen, Schumer urge repair of Jones Beach navigation light

Commercial fisherman on Long Island, along with New York Senator Charles Schumer, are urging the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers to speed up repairs on a navigation light at Jones Beach.