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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

McMahon lands Transportation Committee seat

via McMahon press release (PDF);

"I am proud that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Leadership chose me to serve on this powerful and important Committee. Staten Island and Brooklyn residents have some of the longest commutes in the United States, and our infrastructure has failed to keep up with growing populations in both boroughs. As a Member of this Committee, I will put New York City first to ensure that we have the Federal resources needed to improve our highways, expand public transportation, revitalize our waterways and create better transportation to lessen our dependence on cars and overcrowded highways. Better transportation in our area means a better quality of life for Staten Islanders and residents of Brooklyn," said Congressman McMahon.

McMahon had been trying to get on this committee so this should be seen as good news for him. This position will help him with the district's transportation issues likely including ferry service, 86th subway station and other MTA needs and possibly a north shore rail line.

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