Oppose the Cross Sound Bridge or Tunnel
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Recently, the Town Board and I united with local Village Mayors, County Legislators, our State Assemblyman and Friends of the Bay to urge New York State to abandon any plan to construct a bridge or tunnel across the Long Island Sound. Together, we praised the Federal Railroad Administration for withholding funds for a Cross-Sound Rail project and for recognizing that the project was wrong for our region. While it was great news for residents of the North Shore and the Town at large, we still remain concerned that New York State will continue its path toward building a Cross-Sound bridge or tunnel. I will do everything in my power to oppose a bridge or tunnel!
Let’s face it; the Federal Railroad Administration’s got it right! A Cross-Sound Rail makes no sense whatsoever. Not only would it ruin the character of local communities and our quality of life, but it would threaten our environment and our shoreline. The costs far outweigh the benefit. New York State must now follow suit and end their dream of a Cross-Sound bridge or tunnel, as in fact their dream is actually a nightmare.
New York State has spent $5 million to study the concept. It is a blatant waste of taxpayer dollars to study an idea that has already been proven to be unacceptable and which makes no sense for the area. I don’t need to see the results of the study to know that any project of this kind could destroy the fabric of the Town’s suburban North Shore, ruin our communities and cause permanent and irreparable damage to the area’s cherished eco-system.
I ask you to join me on this issue by signing this online petition. There is strength in numbers and adding your voice to this important effort will go a long way to ensuring that a Cross-Sound bridge or tunnel will never be constructed.
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