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VOTERS' GUIDE June 2021 local primaries

Thomas F. Neely

Thomas F. Neely is running for Superintendent of Highways, Town of Southampton — Working Families

Thomas F. Neely

Thomas F. Neely

Democratic

BACKGROUND:

  • Neely, 65, of Sag Harbor, served as the Town of Southampton’s transportation and traffic safety director for 16 years before retiring in April. He is seeking the Working Families line and will also run in the general election on the Democratic Party line.
  • Neely worked 17 years as Hampton Jitney vice president with duties including government relations, marketing and operations.
  • He graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

ISSUES:

  • Neely said he would evaluate use of roundabouts to ease congestion and improve safety at some busy intersections on Montauk Highway in Watermill and on County Road 39 that now use stop signs or traffic signals.
  • Neely said he would take a "more serious, more committed" look at the town’s Complete Streets policy mandating new road projects consider safety and convenient access for all users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
  • He would make investments to the town’s bicycle infrastructure; add 4-foot bike lanes on town roads where appropriate; re-stripe roads or widen the road shoulder; and install signs encouraging motorists and cyclists to share the road.
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