04/23/15 3:39pm
04/23/2015 3:39 PM
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Proving public opinion is still a force to reckoned with when it comes to policymaking, a plan to redirect 3,000 heavy freight trucks per year from Interstate 95 in Connecticut to the North Fork via the Cross Sound Ferry has been dropped fewer than six weeks after Orient residents noticed it and protested the plan.

During a March 14 meeting of the Orient Association, dozens of residents met to publicly decry the plan, known as the Cross Sound Enhancement Project. It was contained in a section of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council’s Regional Freight Plan.

The Orient community’s vocal opposition continued at an April 22 NYMTC public hearing on the matter. (more…)