Issue of the Week

Should NYS invest in high-speed ferries to ease the burden of Penn Station delays?

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LIRR commuters are experiencing significant delays due to long overdue track maintenance and equipment breakdowns. Newsday reported that, to ease the chaos, Governor Cuomo is studying high-speed ferries from Long Island. Those in support of ferries believe Long Island needs an alternative to the LIRR. Those against feel the cost to commute would be too high, and traffic would increase around ferry terminals. Should NYS invest in high-speed ferries to ease the burden of Penn Station delays?

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Legislature

Do you support the privatization of Nassau County's sewer system?

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Nassau County Executive Mangano has come to terms with a private company, United Water, to manage the county's sewer system. The deal touts projected savings of $233 million over 20 years and improvements in environmental protection. Those in support of privatization believe the sewer system will be run more efficiently and save the taxpayers money. Those against point to the privatization of the county bus system operated by NICE and feel bus service has lagged as rates have gone up. Do you support the privatization of Nassau County's sewer system?

Comments

Sewage plant privatization

The county can save even more money by doing it themselves. United would come in and takeover a federally funded renovation, lay off half the people and then run it into the ground while they collect ever increasing exorbitant rates, until finally, the county will have to take back a mess. Google this company. This is what they do. This is horrible for us, only good to make the politicians wallets fatter.

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