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Congressman Lee Zeldin Sends Letter to Secretary of Transportation Requesting Permanent Removal of the Cross Sound Enhancement Project from the America's Marine Highway Program

May 12, 2015
Press Release

Orient, NY – On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sent a letter to Anthony Foxx, the Secretary of Transportation at the U.S. Department of Transportation, requesting the permanent removal of the Cross Sound Enhancement Project from the America’s Marine Highway Program.

On Wednesday, March 8, 2015, Congressman Zeldin sent a letter to Mr. Howie Mann from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) requesting the Cross Sound Enhancement Project be removed as a part of the NYMTC Regional Freight Plan and stating his concerns with the ill-advised plan to move 3,000 trucks from I-95 in Connecticut to the North Fork of Long Island, NY. The proposal was officially removed from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council’s Regional Freight Plan on April 23. 

A copy of the letter to Secretary Foxx can be found here: PDF iconRep. Zeldin Letter to Secretary Foxx.pdf