Could the East End become the next San Francisco, with packed trolleys carrying passengers between Riverhead and Orient?
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone seems to think so.
While meeting with North Fork community leaders at the Southold Senior Services Center last Wednesday, Mr. Bellone discussed the need to update transportation systems throughout Suffolk County.
A “rapid trolley system,” he said — one that could run between train stations — would best connect East End communities.
“If we’re going to have sustainable economic growth, we can’t do it by just adding more cars to the roadway,” Mr. Bellone said in an interview Tuesday. “So we need to build upon the transportation infrastructure we already have in a way that will allow...| read more ››