December 2011

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NIFA Approves Veolia’s LI Bus Contract

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) approved Nassau County’s contract with Veolia last week, which sets the stage for the company’s takeover of Long Island Bus on January 1. Despite some misgivings, the five-member body voted…


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TSTC Board Member Connie Sidamon-Eristoff Has Passed Away

Connie Sidamon-Eristoff, who served on TSTC’s board for many years, passed away peacefully yesterday in New York City. Mr. Sidamon-Eristoff was a highly regarded public servant, attorney and philanthropist. The board and staff will miss his…





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Reductions in State Funding Force NFTA to Make Hard Choices

Yesterday, the commissioners of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) formally adopted a plan to cut 22% of service miles from their Metro transit system. These cuts attempt to address NFTA’s $15 million budget shortfall, which…





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Nassau County Legislature Adopts Amended NICE Contract

Late Monday night, the Nassau County Legislature unanimously adopted an amended version of a contract with Veolia Transportation. While the new contract still cedes much power to Veolia, the amendments and a new memorandum of understanding do…