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Environment Top Stories Transit

A Greenway Planned To Traverse Long Island

Back in 2017, New York State embarked on ambitious plan to create the Empire State Trail — a 750-mile network of multipurpose biking and hiking trails crossing the state from Buffalo in the west and Plattsburgh in the north to New York City.  It’s no small feat that this trail network was completed in just three years, but there is one glaring omission — none of these trails are on Long
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Government Top Stories Transit

Suffolk Bus System Redesign Expands South Fork On-Demand Service

Suffolk County has completed its final redesign plan for its transit bus system, which includes several changes on the East End slated to take effect in the fall of 2023, announced Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Tuesday. The changes include making an on-demand pilot microtransit system implemented in Southampton in 2021 permanent, and introducing a new on-demand zone for East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk to replace underutilized bus lines
Environment Transit

Bike Sharing Pitched on the North Fork

Pictured Above: Pedal Share bikes at EPCAL in Riverhead Town, which has become the most-used location of the service in Suffolk County. Pedal Share, the Suffolk County bike sharing program that is spreading across the county and may soon expand to Nassau, could be coming to locations in Southold Town as well. The company, which began serving Southampton Village in 2018, took over the county’s bike sharing program in 2020,
South Fork elected officials at the Aug. 27 announcement of the reinstatement of the South Fork Commuter Connection
Top Stories Transit

Commuter Connection to Return Tuesday

The South Fork Commuter Connection, providing regular Long Island Rail Road train service and connecting busses in Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton Village, Amagansett and Montauk, is returning Sept. 7 after a hiatus since March of 2020 due to the pandemic, which wreaked budgetary havoc on the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The program, originally made possible by state funding advocated by South Fork State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, began in the late winter
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Government Transit

Summer Brings More Transportation Options

Pictured Above: Transit advocates and riders on the inaugural June 16 run of the new Suffolk Transit On Demand bus route. | photo Legislator Bridget Fleming's office. Innovative alternative transportation solutions are coming to the South Fork this summer, just in time for the summer crush of traffic on the East End. On June 16, Suffolk County launched “Suffolk Transit On-Demand,” a new pilot project which provides on-demand bus service
Environment Riverhead Transit

Bike Sharing Comes to Riverhead

Riverhead Town launched its Pedalshare bike sharing program, originally scheduled in 2019 but delayed due to several issues related to the pandemic, on May 17. Bicycles are available to share through an app at the Riverhead Train Station, Town Hall, the EPCAL recreational path and two locations alongside the Peconic River.  The program, in conjunction with Suffolk County and sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, is also available in Hampton
PedalShare's bikes, which are partially supported by promotional advertising, at a beach in Southampton Village.
Environment Top Stories Transit

Bike Share Changes Ahead

Pictured Above: PedalShare's bikes, which are partially supported by promotional advertising, at a beach in Southampton Village. | PedalShare Facebook photo. When Suffolk County rolled out its bikesharing pilot program in Hampton Bays, Patchogue and Babylon last fall, it contracted with a big national company, Zagster, to provide the bikes and infrastructure, with the logic that such a company would have staying power. Now, nearly six months into a global
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Announcements Transit

Commuter Connection Price to Drop

Beginning January 13, 2020, riders on the South Fork Commuter Connection will no longer pay the additional one dollar charge for bus service.  Riders on the South Fork Commuter Connection will pay $3.25 each way for the Long Island Railroad ticket. The bus service from the train to the rider’s destination, commonly referred to as the last mile, which is provided by East Hampton and Southampton Towns and had been
At the west side of the Shinnecock Inlet on Dune Road, one of the docking stations for a new countywide bike sharing program.
Community Environment Transit

On Two Wheels: East End Bikesharing Kicks Off

Pictured Above: At the west side of the Shinnecock Inlet on Dune Road, one of the docking station locations for a new countywide bike sharing program. It was dawn on a Monday in mid-September when Beacon staffers embarked on a mission to try out a new bikeshare system being organized by Suffolk County in three South Shore towns. Like many East Enders, we’d seen docking stations filled with identical bicycles