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Posted on: January 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] RHOADS CALLS ON STATE FUNDING TO MAINTAIN BUS SERVICE

RHOADS CALLS ON STATE FUNDING TO MAINTAIN BUS SERVICE

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads joined with Vision Long Island and members of local government in a bipartisan effort calling on New York State to contribute funding to help preserve bus routes in Nassau County.

Specifically, the group called on New York State to balance the equities in unfunded mandates received from Long Island. An unfunded mandate is a state law or regulation that requires the local municipality to pay for it without state reimbursement.

“This is not only a public safety issue, it’s a common sense issue,” said Legislator Rhoads. “Safe, affordable public transportation allows people to get to and from work or the doctor. Further, mobility means independence. For those without the means to own a vehicle or the physical ability to provide for their own transportation needs, public transit opens the door to opportunity I’m glad we can stand together in a bipartisan fashion to get the funding we need from New York State.”

Without state funding, Nassau bus service could be facing route cuts or service interruption.

Pictured in the photo above, left to right: Legislator Steve Rhoads, Presiding Officer Gonsalves, Legislator Rose Marie Walker, Vision Long Island Director Eric Alexander, and Deputy Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello.

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