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Town of Huntington Plans HART Changes

New plans would add service but cut two other feeder routes.

Town of Huntington Plans HART Changes

The Town of Huntington said Monday that is planning route changes in its Huntington Area Rapid Transit service.

The service, established in 1978, would add 20.5 miles of service and a fourth line, but eliminate two weekday peak-rail feeder routes that have lost most of their ridership. Service to all other major facilities will continue, the town said.

The changes would take effect in January. Buses wouldl run more frequently than under current schedules, and is designed to require fewer transfers. The Town hopes that these changes will encourage more people to use HART, the only Town-operated bus system on Long Island.

The changes are the result of review conducted by consultants Abrams-Cherwony & Associates.

The town will discuss the changes at meetings Saturday at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington and on Nov. 3 at the East Northport Public Library. Both meetings will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. HART will be running more frequent service on those days to make it more convenient for residents to attend.

The new routes can also be viewed on the town’s website.

Separately, the town is considering fare increases.

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