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Huntington shoppers will be able to take bus to new Target location

An exterior view of the new Target store

An exterior view of the new Target store in Huntington Station on Oct. 7, 2013. (Credit: Daniel Brennan)

Target shoppers who ride the bus in Huntington can soon get a lift to the new store on Jericho Turnpike.

Town officials plan to add a bus stop at the Huntington Station store on the H20 route of the town-operated Huntington Area Rapid Transit bus system.

The town board unanimously approved entering into an agreement with the Minneapolis-based Target for the stop at a recent board meeting.

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“We were able to reroute the bus, and we tested it with a few people, and they loved it,” Town Supervisor Frank Petrone said. “So rerouting it was simple, so we figured we'd do it.”

The H20 route starts in Halesite and ends at the Walt Whitman Shops on Route 110.

“It's a nice meeting spot for people, they can leave their car there and transfer out if they wanted to,” Petrone said. “It provides a nice opportunity.”

Construction on the stop should be completed before the height of holiday shopping season.

This year for the first time since the HART system was put into place in 1978, the town made changes to the routes. The changes included replacing the existing three routes with four new routes, and adding 20.5 miles to the system.

For general information on HART, call 631-427-8287.

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