The following is a look back at some of the top stories in Nassau County over the past week:
County Selects LI Bus Operator
On Friday, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced that the county has selected Veolia Transportation, Inc. to take over the Long Island Bus system from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
The company operates in both the United States and Canada; its bus systems transport over 400 million people each year.
Veolia Transportation, Inc. and the county still must negotiate a contract, which would be subject to approval by the Nassau Legislature. If authorized, the company would take over effective Jan. 1, 2012.
In April, the MTA voted to end its operation of the county-owned LI Bus system, maintaining that it could not continue to fund the system without a greater financial contribution from the county.
Nassau Aquatic Center to Remain Open
The Nassau County Aquatic Center will remain open through the summer, Mangano announced this week.
The county had been planning renovations on the facility beginning early next month, but decided to wait after a number of requests from residents and local swim teams looking to use it this summer.
The work will not begin until the spring of next year, Mangano said.
Nassau Holds Job Fair
On Wednesday, thousands of residents came out fora job fair at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. The job fair was hosted by Nassau County.
Almost 100 employers were on hand, as well as officials from the county Department of Social Services, Office of Minority Affairs, and Coordinating Agency of Spanish Americans to help with career training and counseling.