Southampton Town has generated a survey regarding the South Fork Commuter Connection, a coordinated Long Island Rail Road and bus system created to operate during peak commuting hours in order to provide workers with a public transportation option. It comes just after the one-year anniversary of the service.
Questions asked in the evaluation, created through Survey Monkey, range from how often a rider uses the service, to thoughts about the service, and why a rider may or may not use the service. The survey can be found on the town’s website at www.southamptontownny.gov under news and information.
The South Fork Commuter Connection operates Monday through Friday year-round, except for major legal holidays and Fridays during the summer. It offers local LIRR trips, stopping in Speonk, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk. The LIRR fare is $3.25 each way, which includes the train ride and local last mile shuttle services.
Commuters west of the canal are encouraged to park at a LIRR station west of the canal, then ride the train to their destination east of the canal. At the stations east of the canal, last mile shuttle services will bring riders to the villages, hamlets, and employment centers. Late afternoon bus and train services will return riders to their stations of origin.
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