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Mass transit that is efficient, safe and affordable is a critical component of any economic development strategy. It helps get people to work, customers to businesses and affords seniors and the disabled greater mobility.
Our region’s competitiveness requires strategic long-term thinking and bringing new ideas to bear on our transportation challenges that take into account Long Island’s distinct needs. For example, more than 120,000 people make the reverse commute onto Long Island to get to work and rely heavily on public transportation. Accommodating this demand needs to be part of a long-term strategy.
With a population of nearly 3 million people, Long Islanders rely heavily upon the region’s roads, rails and bridges. Rebuilding our aging highways and roads, building a stronger rail system and a tunnel in order to bring rail freight in, all work toward building stronger communities and a better quality of life.