The administration of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is seeking proposals to study a bus rapid transit system to ease traffic, speed commuting and spur economic development across the county.
The search for an outside consultant, who would be paid up to $300,000, is the first concrete step toward implementing Bellone's "Connect Long Island" initiative, first proposed in June. Bellone wants to create a rapid transit bus system along Suffolk's major north-south corridors including Route 110, Sagtikos Parkway and Nicolls Road. The routes would link with existing east-west railways to provide access to universities, new job sites and affordable housing.
The request for proposals, issued last week, calls for the consultant to identify 10 potential corridors for rapid transit and...| read more ››