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Public Information Meeting on Nicolls Road BRT System, December 13

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A public informational meeting regarding the Nicolls Road Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System will be held on Tuesday, December 13, from 6 pm to 9 pm in the Eaton’s Neck Room, Babylon Student Center at Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman Campus.

Bus Rapid Transit is an innovative public transportation solution offering many of the advantages of a light-rail system but at a fraction of the cost — both for the passenger and to the municipality.

The transformation of Nicolls Road into a multimodal corridor will establish the first direct north/south connection between three Long Island Railroad lines; link Brookhaven National Lab to Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Community College; connect Patchogue and Ronkonkoma hub downtowns to Long Island MacArthur Airport; and create an extensive hiking/biking network.

BRT Systems feature:

• State-of-the-art, comfortable, Wi-Fi-equipped buses

• Dedicated bus-only lanes, with priority traffic signaling for less stops due to automobile traffic

• Level boarding using pre-paid fare cards and electronic passes

• Modern, safe and comfortable stations with real-time transit, fare and location information

• Connection to transit hubs for multimodal transportation, e.g., other bus systems, railways, airports, etc.

BRT systems have been implemented in more than 190 cities around the world, allowing passengers to arrive at their destination faster — avoiding traffic and reducing road congestion.

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