Assemblywoman Malliotakis joins Senator Andrew Lanza and constituent Joseph Masterson to protest the bus lane camera program on Staten Island.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and State Senator Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) hosted a press conference at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Garretson Avenue on Tuesday to call on the NYC Department of Transportation to address yet another shortfall in its bus lane camera program.
Malliotakis and Lanza were accompanied by Mr. Joseph Masterson who was issued a violation for driving through the intersection in the southbound lane of Hylan Boulevard without making a right-hand turn onto Garretson Avenue, despite the fact that Garretson Avenue is a one-way street headed toward Hylan Boulevard. Mr. Masterson did proceed to make a right turn onto Seaview Avenuethe next immediate right. Appeals to the NYC Department of Transportation and Department of Finance by the lawmakers and Mr. Masterson have been unsuccessful. The two lawmakers called the intersection an entrapment and the latest money grab by the City of New York.
Its hurting the people of Staten Island, said Lanza. Its not about safetyits about money. Theyre making life worse here on Staten Island.
This is just another example of how the bus lane camera program is not working on Staten Island and its a perfect example of entrapment, said Malliotakis. Its New York Citys latest get-rich-quick scheme and were going to continue to fight.