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Should NYS invest in high-speed ferries to ease the burden of Penn Station delays?

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LIRR commuters are experiencing significant delays due to long overdue track maintenance and equipment breakdowns. Newsday reported that, to ease the chaos, Governor Cuomo is studying high-speed ferries from Long Island. Those in support of ferries believe Long Island needs an alternative to the LIRR. Those against feel the cost to commute would be too high, and traffic would increase around ferry terminals. Should NYS invest in high-speed ferries to ease the burden of Penn Station delays?

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building and road vibrations

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The US Army Corps of Engineers let a contract to rebuild the barrier island beaches. The contract allowed for the bidder to choose their method of delivery of materials to the work site. The result of this decision is that the 20 vehicle caravans per day carrying 20 tons of material each trip for the next 2 years is causing damage to our homes and roads. Who is going to pay for the repairs?

Standardize the permit approval process for businesses throughout Nassau County

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Time is money and a long approval process discourages investment in our community. It should be simple and easy with the same approval process in every village and town.

Local Election Dates

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Voter turnouts for local and specialized district elections (like park districts, library boards, school board and budget, water districts etc) are dismally low. All elections should take place on election day ( 1st Tues. in Nov.) to increase voter participation. This idea seems to have universal agreement.
I realize that this might not be so simple, but any legal hurdles that stand in the way, should be confronted. Thanks

NICE buses should have an app so you can see where your bus is

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Something similar to an UBER app where you can see where your car is and how long it will take to come

Move the Islanders back to the Nassau Coliseum

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The whole area around the Coliseum will fall apart if a new facility is built at Belmont. The retrofit to expand seating has to be cost effective compared to building a new arena. The Islanders want out of Brooklyn and this is our last chance to get them back.