Rye Mayor Steve Otis, who is not shy about his feelings about the proposed Rye – Syosset tunnel, blasts the "tunnel vision" yet again – this time in the current issue of Westchester magazine. The current May issue of the glossy discusses "Our Future" and fawns over all things futuristic including the tunnel, an idea cooked up by Long Island developer Vincent Polimeni. Otis tells the glammy mag:
"Our ability to move commerce will come to a halt if that tunnel is built. It is undeniable that a tunnel would bring significant increase in traffic to the I=287/I-95 juncture, thereby making a failed corridor even more impossible."