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Old 11-09-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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Default Mangano is one slick dude!

Just read this o Newsday's site..

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is expected to release new details Thursday of what the county's bus system will look like after a private company begins running it in January, county officials said Wednesday.
Mangano and representatives from Veolia Transportation -- the private company picked to take over Long Island Bus -- are expected at a news conference to offer long-awaited details of their plan for the service that will supplant Long Island Bus, the county system operated for 38 years by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Veolia Transportation, based in Lombard, Ill., is scheduled to take over LI Bus on Jan. 1. The county has said that its contract with Veolia is complete, but it has not been released.
The contract must be approved by the county legislature and the Nassau Interim Finance Authority. The county also has said it will hold a public forum.
County spokesman Brian Nevin said last month that Mangano "will present the legislature with a plan that saves taxpayers over $30 million a year while providing riders with quality service."
Transit advocates and bus riders -- some of whom gathered Wednesday afternoon outside the Garden City Hotel in Garden City -- said more information can't come soon enough.
Inside, Veolia officials were meeting with Long Island business leaders to discuss the newly privatized county bus system.
The small group outside demanded answers on what the system will look like. Hotel staffers blocked them from entering the building and participating in the meeting.
"We just want to get information about what's going to be happening in a couple [of] months," said Kate Slevin, executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy group.
Long Island Bus has had an annual budget of $141 million under the MTA.
Mangano announced in June that he had chosen Veolia to run LI Bus. At the time, county officials said the new operator would not increase fares or cut service in 2012. However, on a recently launched website, Veolia suggested both options are on the table.
The site, libusinfo.com, said there may be "changes in routes or timetables as of January 1, 2012" and that "there are currently no plans" to increase fares.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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This article tells us nothing. I suppose if you read between the lines, it means the county will be paying less (but they won't reduce taxes in kind), rates will go up, and service will be cut. Yipee.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:55 PM
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Yet y'all reelected most of these jerks.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:12 AM
 
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This article tells us nothing. I suppose if you read between the lines, it means the county will be paying less (but they won't reduce taxes in kind), rates will go up, and service will be cut. Yipee.
It tells us that Mangano purposely waited until the elections were over before he decided to release this info. Reeks of dirty politics but, what else is new with Nassau's republicans
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:47 AM
 
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Yet y'all reelected most of these jerks.
Thank you!
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:16 AM
 
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It tells us that Mangano purposely waited until the elections were over before he decided to release this info. Reeks of dirty politics but, what else is new with Nassau's republicans
Yep. These politicians are so damn short sighted. They act as if they're helping but they have no clue. Anyway, let's see what he says...
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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Yep. These politicians are so damn short sighted. They act as if they're helping but they have no clue. Anyway, let's see what he says...
You might be waiting awhile, if you expect him to logon his CD account and reply to this post.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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You might be waiting awhile, if you expect him to logon his CD account and reply to this post.
???
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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I say MONORAIL!
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Yet y'all reelected most of these jerks.
Ain't that the truth, all were reelected except maybe 1 or 2 legislators. I guess people forgot they voted to increase their salaries right after the last election, short on memories. It has been the same every election, do whatever you want in November/December voters won't remember in 2 years.
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