Several North Fork residents last week trekked into New York City Wednesday to publicly criticize a proposal to add 3,000 more freight trucks to local roads by diverting more traffic across the Long Island Sound into Orient.
Their comments came at a New York Metropolitan Transportation Council public hearing. The council oversees long-term use of federal transportation funds.
Orient Association president Robert Hanlon polls the room Saturday morning, asking who opposed a proposed freight truck plan. (Credit: Paul Squire)
If you were trying to find someone who supported the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council’s plan to divert tractor trailers through the North Fork, the last place you’d want to look was Saturday morning’s meeting at Poquatuck Hall in Orient.
The residents, elected officials and community leaders gathered there called it “ruinous,” “pointless,” and “an absolute disaster waiting to happen.”