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.
From left to right: Tom Neely, Director of Transportation for Southampton Town; Robert Ross, Vice President of Community and Government Relations; Vanessa Pino Lockel, Government and Community Affairs for the Long Island Railroad; Rosemary Mascali, Manager at Transit Solutions; Lisa Belinksy, Program Manager of Transit Solutions; Tom Conboy, Outreach Manager for CleanAir NY; State Assemblyman Fred Thiele; Emily Coughlin, representative from the Difference Card; Lainey Benson, Sustainable Transportation and Smart Mobility Specialist for 511NY Rideshare; Paul Spreer; Director of Transportation and Smart Mobility for 511NY Rideshare; and Robert Chaloner, CAO.