Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilwoman Jane Bonner have written a letter urging Suffolk County officials to expand bus service in the Sound Beach community to make mass transit a viable means for residents there to use for commuting to and from their jobs during peak commuting hours.
In a statement, the two said bus service on routes S62 and 5A in the community "does not presently provide for the needs of residents here that require reliable transportation during peak morning and evening commuting hours to bring them to their jobs,” the letter reads, in part.
The letter reads in part:
Compounding this situation is the lack of timely transfers with other routes, making a trip that could be accomplished within minutes by car into an hours-long journey. These two routes are also located far from a majority of homes in the Sound Beach area, requiring a taxi or car ride just to get to their ‘local’ bus stop.