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Town Plans HART Changes

New plans would add service but cut two other feeder routes.

The town said Monday that is planning route changes in its Huntington Area Rapid Transit service.

The service, established in 1978, would add 20.5 miles of service and a fourth line, but eliminate two weekday peak-rail feeder routes that have lost most of their ridership. Service to all other major facilities will continue, the town said.

The changes would take effect in January. Buses wouldl run more frequently than under current schedules, and is designed to require fewer transfers. The Town hopes that these changes will encourage more people to use HART, the only Town-operated bus system on Long Island.

The changes are the result of review conducted by consultants Abrams-Cherwony & Associates.

The town will discuss the changes at meetings Saturday at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington and on Nov. 3 at the East Northport Public Library. Both meetings will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. HART will be running more frequent service on those days to make it more convenient for residents to attend.

The new routes can also be viewed on the town’s website.

Separately, the town is considering fare increases.

Ashley Palko October 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM
The link is broken to the town's website.
Elissa October 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM
You have to delete the period "." at the end of the URL. Then it should work
Irish Ei's October 23, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I realize that Maple Hill has become a detour due to construction, but I hate that drivers are now stopping to pick up or drop off on the Hill.And it's not just HART.....
Pam Robinson (Editor) October 23, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Thanks for the tip. Link should be okay now.

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