Huntington Area Rapid Transit

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Huntington Area Rapid Transit
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HART #804 enters Walt Whitman Shops.
Founded 1978
Headquarters 144 East Second Street
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Locale Town of Huntington
Service area Town of Huntington
Service type Local bus service
Routes 4
Fleet 12 fixed-route
12 paratransit[1]
(2013 figures)
Daily ridership 1,017 (weekday)
352 (Saturday)[1] (2009 figures)
Operator Town of Huntington
Chief executive Frank Petrone

Huntington Area Rapid Transit is a bus system exclusively within the Town of Huntington in the state of New York. It began service operations in 1978.[2] The system is completely separate from Suffolk County Transit.

Fares[edit]

Fares for the buses are US$2.00 for adults, $1.25 for students grades K-12, 75 cents for senior citizens (age 60+), individual with disabilities, Medicare card holders, and free for children 44 inches and under. Transfers to other bus routes cost 25 cents, including to buses of the Suffolk County Transit and Nassau Inter-County Express systems. [3]

January 2, 2013 route changes[edit]

HART restructures five former routes prior to the January 2, 2013 changes. Three former fixed routes were restructured. Two weekday peak rail-feeder routes were eliminated because they were underutilized. The new four bus routes gives more direct service, increase coverage area, run exactly the same route in both directions and to increase ridership. HART has restored service in Cold Spring Harbor, Centerport and Northport Harbor areas. [4] [5]

Routes H10, H20 and H30 runs every 45 minutes schedule on weekdays and every 90 minutes schedule on Saturdays. Route H40 runs every 60 minutes schedule on weekdays and every 120 minutes on Saturday. All routes do not run on Sunday. [6]

HART also approves the fare hike coincide January 2, 2013 changes. Previously the adult fare was $1.25, current adult fare is now $2.00.

Bus routes[edit]

Current Routes[edit]

Route Terminals Streets traveled
H10
[7]
Cold Spring Harbor
Cold Spring Harbor State Park
and Main St (NY 25A)
Commack
Macy's Plaza
and Jericho Turnpike
NY 25A, NY 110, Oakwood Rd, Pulaski Rd,
Larkfield Rd, Jericho Turnpike (NY 25)
H20
[8]
Halesite
New York Av (NY 110)
and Park Av
Huntington Station
Huntington Long Island Railroad Station
Park Av, Woodhill Rd, Depot Rd, 11th St, 8th Av,
NY 25, NY 110, Walt Whitman Shops, Huntington LIRR
H30
[9]
Halesite
New York Av (NY 110)
and Park Av
South Huntington
Walt Whitman Shops
NY 110, NY 25A, Greenlawn Rd, Broadway-Greenlawn Rd,
Centerport Rd, NY 25, Pidgon Hill Rd, Wolf Hill Rd.
Note: Some trips travel on NY 25A and Park Circle or on Greenlawn Rd.
H40
[10]
Northport
VA Medical Center
and Middleville Rd
South Huntington
Walt Whitman Shops
NY 25, Elwood Rd, 5th Av, Larkfield Rd, Laurel Rd,
Main St, NY 25A, Middleville Rd

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, paratransit service is offered to those unable to utilize traditional buses.[11]

Former Routes[edit]

Route Terminals Major streets History and notes
H4
Northport Walt Whitman Mall NY 110, NY 25, Broadway-Greenlawn Road, Pulaski Road, NY 25A
H6
Commack Plaza Cold Spring Harbor NY 25A, Greenlawn Road, Broadway-Greenlawn Road, Pulaski Road, Larkfield Road, NY 25.
H9
Walt Whitman Mall Loop
Red
Huntington Station Feeder Route
Blue
Huntington Station Feeder Route
HART
"Summer
Bus"
Huntington Centerport Beach NY 25A, Greenlawn Road, Centerport Road Summer weekdays only.
H10 (old)
Walt Whitman Mall Northport Dock Saturday service only.
H11
Walt Whitman Mall Dix Hills Saturday service only.
H12
Walt Whitman Mall Greenlawn Station Saturday service only.

Bus Fleet[edit]

Current Fleet[edit]

Year Model Length Width Engine Fleet Number Total Number
1997 Gillig Phantom 30' 96" Detroit Diesel Series 50 601-602 2
2003 Gillig Phantom Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR 801-807 7
2011 Gillig Low Floor Hybrid 29' 102" Cummins ISB 808-810 3

Retired Fleet[edit]

Year Model Length Width Engine Fleet Number Total Number Notes
1970 GMC T6H4521A 35' 96" Detroit Diesel 6V71 101-103 3
  • Bought by the Town of Huntington and Northport Bus Company
1977 Flxible 35096-6-1 31' 201-211 11
1984 Orion 01.507 36'8" Detroit Diesel 6v92 301-303 3
19xx Chance RT52 25'11" 400's
1993 Gillig Phantom 3096TB 30' Detroit Diesel 6v92 501-506 6
1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 603 1
1999 Chance RT52 25'11" 701-705 5
  • Used for paratransit, Saturday fixed route service, and Huntington Station Feeder Routes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b NTD Program filing for Huntington Area Rapid Transit, 2009
  2. ^ [1] The New York Times: "Huntington To Eliminate Bus Route In Fiscal Move" December 24, 1995
  3. ^ [2] Current HART bus fare, access on July 13, 2013
  4. ^ [3] Newsday: "Huntington Town unveils new bus routes, maps" December 18, 2012
  5. ^ [4] Northport Patch: "HART Bus Schedule Changes Meeting Rescheduled" November 13, 2012
  6. ^ [5] Times Becon Record: "Change of HART coming for Huntington Town bus service" December 19, 2012
  7. ^ [6] HART H10 schedule
  8. ^ [7] HART H20 schedule
  9. ^ [8] HART H30 schedule
  10. ^ [9] HART H40 schedule
  11. ^ [10] HART paratransit information

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