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How to Get Involved

We want to continue to hear from you

Your continued input is important to this initiative. Throughout 2021, the County has engaged residents, transit riders, community organizations, the business community, and elected officials, among others to inform the direction of the initiative. The County has hosted virtual public events and launched a survey effort in the first half of 2021 to gather your input and understand how best to balance different transit priorities and even more input opportunities are planned for the second half of 2021!

Two virtual community meetings were held in May 2021 to share progress on the Reimagine Transit initiative, identify public priorities, and gather input regarding potential changes to the bus network. A public survey was conducted both online and in-person throughout the months of May and June 2021 to share the two transit concepts and capture feedback from transit riders, residents and other stakeholders. On May 19th and June 23rd, Suffolk County staff visited multiple SCT bus stops to offer in-person opportunities to complete this survey. Over the two months of the survey’s publication, 500 respondents provided their feedback to the survey.

The County incorporated the feedback received in summer of 2021 and developed a draft new network plan. The Draft New Network would have major benefits for most residents in Suffolk County and would provide more frequent, more useful transit service in the places where most people will benefit from it, putting more opportunities within their reach. The Draft New Network would make the Southampton On-Demand Pilot permanent, introduce a new On-Demand Zone for East Hampton/Amagansett/Montauk area, quadruple the number of high-frequency (30-minute) routes from 3 to 12, extend evening and weekend service system-wide to match new commute patterns, offer timed connections across the County to reduce wait times and get people to their destinations faster. fix long-standing on-time performance and reliability issues. The Draft New Network does come with some trade-offs. Some people and places would be much farther from service as routes are consolidated. For more details, read the full Draft New Network Report.

Two hybrid (in-person + virtual) community meetings were held in March 2022 to share progress on the Reimagine Transit initiative, introduce the draft new network, and gather community feedback on the proposed draft new network. A second public survey was conducted both online and in-person throughout the months of March, April and May 2022 to share the draft new network and capture input from transit riders, residents and other stakeholders. The County is currently summarizing the feedback received on the draft new network, and will then revise the network and finalize the redesigned network.

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H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
11th Floor
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099

Economic Development and Planning

(631) 853-4800

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