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Encyclopedia > Suffolk County Transit

Suffolk Transit (or Suffolk County Transit) is the provider of bus services in Suffolk County, New York on Long Island in the United States and is an agency of the Suffolk County government. It was founded in 1980 as a county-run oversight and funding agency for a group of private contract operators which had previously provided such services on their own. While the physical maintnence and operation of the buses are provided by these providers, other matters ranging from bus purchases to route and schedule planning to fare rules are set by Suffolk Transit itself. An early motorized bus - a Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895) A bus is a large automobile intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and a population of 7. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Though serving the entierity of Suffolk County, the one exception is the in Huntington in the northwestern part of the county where that town's private operator declined to join Suffolk Transit. Instead, Huntington took over that town's system which became Huntington Area Rapid Transit, or HART. Most of HART's routes do connect to both Suffolk Transit and MTA Long Island Bus and one can transfer between HART and Suffolk Transit fairly easily. The Town of Huntington is located in northwestern Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... MTA Long Island Bus (properly, the Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority (MSBA)) is the name of the subdivision of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority that provides bus service throughout Nassau County and some stops along the western border of Suffolk County and the eastern border of Queens in New York...


See also

The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... MTA Long Island Bus (properly, the Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority (MSBA)) is the name of the subdivision of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority that provides bus service throughout Nassau County and some stops along the western border of Suffolk County and the eastern border of Queens in New York...

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