Suffolk County will see more buses on Sundays in the near future.
A week after the Public Works and Transportation Committee issued a ringing endorsement, the Suffolk County Legislature adopted an amended resolution that directs $1.1 million in unanticipated State Transportation Operating Assistance-included in the 2013-2014 New York State budget-towards expanding Sunday bus [...]
A raised landscaped median along Route 347.
It has been roughly two years since the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) broke ground on Long Island’s Route 347 “Greenway,“ a project that was transformed after years of advocacy into a multi-modal corridor. The modified plan better accommodates Suffolk County Transit riders, pedestrians and cyclists, while also promising a more seamless integration of surrounding land uses. Since the first shovels went into the ground, much progress has been made. One mile — from the 347/454 fork to Route 111 — of the 15 mile corridor project has been completed, and the second mile of the project, from Route 111 to Mount Pleasant Road, is currently out to bid.
During a visit to Long Island for other advocacy, MTR visited and took pictures of the first completed mile of the award-winning project showing a raised, landscaped median, pedestrian islands, a multi-use path, and better amenities for transit users. Signage touting the “Parks to Ports Greenway” (which double as bike racks) are also visible at the one mile completion point.
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