Yesterday, the Nassau Legislature’s Rules Committee voted 4-3 in approval of the contract instating private company, Veolia Transportation, as Nassau County’s bus operating system.
In yet another move to squash and silence community and labor concerns regarding the future of Long Island Bus, a final legislative hearing, previously scheduled for December 19, has been unexpectedly rescheduled for December 5 at 1pm. While the hearing begins at 1pm, we expect to be there until around 7 or 8pm.
Please prepare to come for a part or all of the hearing. Bring signs, friends, family—now is the time to make your voices heard!
Public Hearing on the Privatization of Long Island Bus
Monday, December 5, beginning at 1pm
Speakers are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Registration starts at 10:30am
Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building
1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola
The public hearing will address concerns about:
—Veolia’s management and operation of a county fixed-route transit and paratransit bus system
—The power of the county executive to execute contracts for management, operations, and maintenance of the county bus system
To get to the Nassau County Legislative Building:
Take Exit M1W (Old Country Road) from the Meadowbrook Parkway. Follow Old Country Road West and make a left on Franklin Avenue. The Legislative Building is on the right and parking is available around the building.
For any questions, please contact Amy Ullo at the Long Island Federation of Labor: 631-348-1170, ext. 314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlene Obernauer is the executive director of Long Island Jobs with Justice, a workers’ rights advocacy organization
Feature image courtesy of Kriston Lewis via Flickr.