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HART bus changes to include more stops, shorter wait times

From left, HART bus riders, Karen Lemke, her

From left, HART bus riders, Karen Lemke, her son Roland, 7, Jane Smith, Christina Adams and her son Brett, 3, and daughter Hadley, 7, stand in front of a HART bus in Northport. Changes to the bus system going into effect Nov. 4 will include added stops and shorter wait times in some areas. (June 5, 2013) Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

This year’s changes to the town-operated HART bus system are getting tweaked in an effort to improve service and reduce waiting times.

The changes include restoration of the stop at the Huntington Square Mall on Jericho Turnpike at Larkfield Road on the H10 route; restore bus service to Depot Road and provide direct access to the new Target store on Jericho Turnpike in South Huntington. The wait times at Laurel and Fort Salonga roads for passengers on the H40 route will also be shortened.

In January changes to the Huntington Area Rapid Transit bus system were unveiled for the first time since it began in 1978.

“We said at the time that we would assess the response to the new routes and make adjustments accordingly to address current passengers’ desires and to attract new riders,” Petrone said in a news release. “These modifications should make HART more useful and more convenient for our passengers.”

There will also be a 90-day trial period for some changes in the H20 route to improve service to the Huntington Long Island Rail Road station. Town officials will be seeking comments from the public on those changes.

The changes take effect Nov. 4. Anyone wishing to view the adjusted routes and schedules can find them on the Town’s website.
 

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