Issue of the Week

Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

(9291 votes)
Vote up!
(9579 votes)
Vote down!
18870 votes

On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

Nassau County Weather

Scattered clouds
  • Scattered clouds
  • Temperature: 75.2 °F
  • Wind: SSW, 18.4 mph
  • Rel. Humidity: 89 %
Reported by La Guardia Airport on:
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 02:51


Rapid Bus Transit system

(1037 votes)
Vote up!
(1212 votes)
Vote down!
2249 votes

I am currently living in Albany, NY and they have a great bus system- the Capital District Transportation Authority. Besides their extensive bus system throughout Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Rensselaer, they have something call RBT- Rapid Bus Transit and I am very impressed with the service. It is supposed to be a cost effective way to provide a light-rail like service using buses. Long Island really needs this.



Rapid bus transit is so helpful these days in urban areas. This Rapid Transit will help people to reach their work places and other destinations in time. RBT really can very useful for the people. Ventura Transit


Hi Neil,

That's exactly what I am thinking! Nice to see I'm not the only one who feels this way!

results of the votes

Based on the results, I see nothing will change. Long Island is full of stubborn people who think its nice to sit in horrendous traffic, and that suburban sprawl, and inefficient use of our roads and spaces like the malls and the parking lots, is popular these days.
Long Island has so much potential but there is always fear of change.

Why not have good bus line services going north- south spread across long island? How about East-West buses, as a way to compete with the LIRR and the ridiculous cost to ride? How about thinking of transportation besides commuters going into and out of the city, and people going out east to the hamptons? there has got be something in between.

And, also we need multi-use buildings. Why don't we put AFFORDABLE apartments on top of the stores in shopping centers? Improve walk lights? Think outside the box


It's a study and design project. New name for what has been done several times. Yes, we need to plan mass transit - and fund it - more effectively. But this isn't a magic bullet.

Study and design?

Millions of riders use the Capital District Buses to go to work, to go out to restaurants, to go shopping in the Capital Region. Long Island will continue to deteriorate if people continue to resist change for the better. The trends call for places where a car is not a necessity and walking is a safe option with transportation options. Long Island needs to get with the program. All across the country and the world this is the trend. Look around.

  • Showing 1-5 of 5