Stony Brook University students can now hop the bus to local dining and shopping thanks to an expansion of the University’s transportation partnership with Suffolk County.
A student ID is all that is needed to access the new Sunday service on Suffolk County Transit’s 3D route, with services from the Stony Brook campus to Smith Haven Mall. Port Jefferson Village and points in between starting at 7:20 a.m. The last campus pick up is on Sunday’s at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Suffolk County Transit public transit bus system is a local publicbus 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.
Suffolk county Executive Steve Bellone call the partnership a “win-win” for the whole community.
“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.