Southampton, New York - On Tuesday, April 16, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and the South Fork Connection (SFCC) held a Transportation Day for Hospital staff to learn how they can ease their commute east, particularly during the heavy traffic seasons. Providing advice and information about how to save time and money by spending less time in traffic were representatives from Transit Solutions, 511 NY Ride Share, Enterprise, and Clean Air NY.
The South Fork Commuter Connection is coordinated Long Island Rail Road and shuttle bus service to during peak commuting hours, Monday through Friday, year round, except for major legal holidays and Fridays during the summer. The service offers local LIRR stops in Speonk, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk. Commuters can park at an LIRR station west of the canal, then ride the train to their destination east of the canal. Shuttle services bring riders to the Villages, and hamlets and employment centers, including Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Late afternoon bus and train services return riders to their stations of origin.
Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Southampton Town Supervisor, Jay Schneiderman stopped to show their support for the Connection.