Tri-State Transportation Campaign, NY League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Transportation Alternatives, NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign, Bike New York

Press Release

For immediate release: Friday, April 1, 2011

Contact: Ryan Lynch, 631-742-7528

 

Statement on Deal to Preserve Long Island Bus Through End of 2011

Today’s agreement to preserve Long Island Bus through 2011 is fantastic news for bus riders and the businesses which rely on them. Senators Skelos, Fuschillo, and Martins have shown what real leadership looks like.

Over the coming months, Nassau County will have to show the same type of leadership. The deal gives Nassau County Executive Mangano more time to come up with a workable proposal for a local transit system. None of the privatization schemes released by the county so far appear to qualify. Affordable transit that maintains access to jobs, education, and social services is critical to the county’s economy and quality of life.

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The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a nonprofit organization working toward a more balanced, transit-friendly, and equitable transportation system in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. www.tstc.org