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Suffolk County Bus Service Rolls Out for Stony Brook Students

Stony Brook students can now access the new Sunday service on Suffolk County Transit’s 3D Route by showing their student ID.

Stony Brook students can now access the new Sunday service on Suffolk County Transit’s 3D Route simply by showing their student ID.
Stony Brook students can now access the new Sunday service on Suffolk County Transit’s 3D Route simply by showing their student ID.

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.  

Vilhelm January 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM
That's nice for the students to be able to get a ride. Less cars on the road and for those who don't have cars at least they have more options to do things in their down time. My only question is, if they aren't being charged (they just show campus ID) then who is paying the cost? Is the bus company just absorbing it? They are privately run so I doubt that...
Vilhelm January 29, 2014 at 10:37 AM
I should say, privately operated- not owned...
Jason W February 03, 2014 at 01:05 PM
Presumably the Student Activity Fee is paying for the service.

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