Sunday bus service has returned to the East End and will last one month longer than last year, when the Suffolk County Legislature first approved a special surcharge on the two lines during the week, to pay for it.
Started as an experimental program — there was no Sunday bus service on the North or South forks before it began — the buses ran for 11 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day, drawing a total of 5,861 riders. A 50-cent surcharge covered most of the cost.
This year, Sunday service will operate between Memorial Day and Columbus Day, lasting until Oct. 7. It stopped on Sept. 5 last year.
Suffolk Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk), who lobbied to create the...| read more ››