Suffolk County Bus Service Now Rolls for Students on Sundays
Stops Include LIRR, Smith Haven Mall and Many Points in Between
STONY BROOK, New York, January 24, 2014 – Stony Brook University students seeking options for off campus dining, shopping and leisure activities on Sundays have a new option for transportation: the Suffolk Transit Connection. A student ID is all that is needed to access the new Sunday service on Suffolk County Transit’s 3D Route, thanks to an expansion of the University’s transportation partnership with Suffolk County. The Suffolk Transit Sunday 3D Route is now available with services from the Stony Brook campus to Smith Haven Mall, the LIRR and points in between starting at 7:20 a.m. The last campus pick up on Sundays is at 6:30 p.m.
|Photo caption: Stony Brook students can now access the new Sunday service on Suffolk County Transit’s 3D Route simply by showing their student ID.|
Suffolk County Transit and Stony Brook University started this partnership in May of 2012 after students on the Transportation & Parking Student Advisory Committee requested increased off-campus transportation.
“After successfully providing this public transportation option over the past 18-months, it seemed appropriate to work with Suffolk County to expand these services for our students on Sundays,” said James O’Connor, Director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations.
“We must do everything we can to improve our transit infrastructure and provide options for our residents to travel throughout Suffolk County,” said County Executive Steve Bellone. “The partnership between Suffolk County and Stony Brook University is beneficial to the students, the environment and the local business destinations in our area. It’s a win-win for the whole community.”
About Stony Brook University’s Department of Transportation and Parking Operations
The Department of Transportation and Parking Operations provides essential sustainable transportation and parking solutions for Stony Brook University on the following campuses: Main Campus (East, West and South), Stony Brook Southampton, and the Research & Development Park.
The Transportation & Parking Student Advisory Committee is an important group of Stony Brook University students who provide valuable feedback utilized to shape how the University operates its sustainable transportation services, biking initiatives and commuter parking projects. The Advisory Committee meets monthly during the academic year and is open to any current Stony Brook University students. Meeting schedules and locations can be found online at www.stonybrook.edu/transportation.
About Suffolk County Transit
Suffolk County Transit (SCT) public transit bus system is a local public bus system consisting of 50 bus lines extending from the Nassau/Suffolk County line on the west to Montauk Point and Orient Point on the east. The bus system is County owned, planned and managed. It is operated by privately owned companies under contract with the County. The Transportation Division provides planning and oversight in these areas. For a schedule see SCT 3D Route.
Lauren M. Sheprow
University Media Relations Officer
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