Curran calls on commuters to return to LIRR as vaccination rate increases
As the vaccination rate goes up, some local leaders are calling on commuters to begin riding the rails again.
Nassau and MTA officials took a ride on the Long Island Rail Road Wednesday, with County Executive Laura Curran discussing the benefits of taking the train instead of driving.
Curran says there's more road traffic now more than ever, and with people ready to get back to normal, "We think getting back to normal safely means taking the train whenever you can."
"It's a safe option, it'll be good for your blood pressure," Curran added.
Curran says 61% of the county's adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, which equates to about 45% of all people in Nassau.