SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The last in a series of five public hearings on New York state's transit networks is set in central New York.

The hearing is scheduled to begin 1 p.m. Friday in the Otis Room at the SRC Arena and Events Center on the campus of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse.

State lawmakers will gather testimony on the effectiveness of transit systems in Central New York.

Legislators taking part include Leroy Comrie, of Queens, chairman of the Senate Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee; Tim Kennedy, of Buffalo, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and William Magnarelli, chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee.

Previous hearings were held in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and Buffalo to gather information on transit concerns in those areas.

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