More and more Long Island communities are warming up to alternative transportation, from on-demand minibuses in Nassau to a bike-share program introduced in three Suffolk communities, experts said.
Areas across the Island, and nationwide, are experimenting with environmentally friendly transit options that reduce the use of personal vehicles in an effort to cut traffic, free up parking and slash air and greenhouse gas pollution.
About 80 percent of Suffolk residents drive to work alone while the figure is 70 percent in Nassau, said Rosemary Mascali, co-chair of the Long... ›› read more
Of the 42,529 all-electric and electric hybrid vehicles registered in the state as of June, 30 percent were on Long Island, according to a report released this week by Drive Electric Long Island, a coalition of electric vehicle stakeholders.
The percentage is higher than Long Island’s percentage of all passenger vehicle registrations in the state — 22 percent of 8.8 million automobiles as of Sept. 3, according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles data.
“We attribute Long Island being the largest market for EVs based on our region having the most number of registered... ›› read more