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Letter: Private buses, sewers ill-advised

Long Island Bus. The MTA wants to unload

Long Island Bus. The MTA wants to unload the service, leaving Nassau County to face a $26 million expense. (June 23, 2009) Credit: Newsday / Howard Schnapp

In the story about the privatized Nassau Inter-County Express bus system's " 'Grim' service cuts" [News, Sept. 18], one Nassau Bus Transit Committee member said, "It's truly a testament to what happens when you privatize a public system."

Beware, privatization is the the same way the massive Nassau County sewage plants are being handled, by a company based in Europe. Our legislators and the Nassau Interim Finance Authority voted yes to this plan. Remember that, folks.

Corrado Vasquez, Old Bethpage

Editor's note: The writer is a retired sewage plant laboratory director for Nassau County.