Construction will finally begin on the Belmont Arena LIRR Station. Completion of the eastbound platform is promised by October 2021.
But there is no news as to who is going to purchase, operate and maintain a fleet of shuttle buses that will connect the station with the new Islanders arena. Bus manufacturers have a backlog of up to two years for orders already placed by transit agencies.
Who will build a facility for maintenance, storage and powering electric shuttle buses? Building a facility can require two years. And what is the capacity of these electric buses, which could range from 20 to 60 riders?
Who can guarantee all of this will be available when the first hockey puck hits the ice in October 2021?