OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The Hicksville LIRR teach station is the busiest on Long Island: some 6,000 commuters use it each and every morning.
So the place are they going to park when the within sight Town of Oyster Bay municipal storage on Duffy Avenue closes for 3 months?
The $35 million storage – which is handiest seven years outdated – has to go through large structural maintenance: 1,440 parking spots will probably be long gone all through June, July and August.
There are greater than 41,000 legitimate parking lets in, and handiest 6,891 areas to be had – the quantity will shrink as soon as the lot is closed.
CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan demanded solutions from Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino on Friday.
“Well, the problem began before I came to the Town of Oyster Bay. But I am here to clean it up and make sure that we are providing plenty of parking our residents,” he mentioned. “We’re looking at all sites from Broadway Commons to the Sears lot and we’re initiating an off-site shuttle service to ensure that we make it as convenient as possible for all of our commuters.”
Saladino additionally mentioned they selected the summer time, as a result of there are fewer riders.
The the town mentioned the storage’s cracked ceilings, falling concrete, leaks and vents should be mounted now.
McLogan requested the new Long Island Rail Road president if he may assist.
“I understand about the parking garage situation, and it’s something that we’ll focus on. We’ll work with the town to minimize any disruption to them,” Phillip Eng mentioned.