HART Bus Route and Schedule Changes Finalized
The Town's Huntington Area Rapid Transit (HART) bus system has finalized the first significant route and schedule changes since its inception in 1978.
The new routes, which take effect Jan 2, 2013, incorporate suggestions raised at two public information sessions after the changes were first proposed, as well as in letters, e-mails and comment forms left on the buses.
The changes will replace the existing three routes with four new routes, adding 20.5 miles to the system. Buses will run more frequently than under current schedules. The changes will offer better direct service with less need to transfer between buses to complete trips. The Town hopes that these changes will encourage more people to use HART, the only Town-operated bus system on Long Island.
The final plan differs from the original proposal in that it not only restores bus service to Cold Spring Harbor but increases the frequency of that service. Bus service has also been restored to Centerport and Northport Harbor. Under the new schedules, the H-10, H-20 and H-30 routes will operate every 45 minutes and the H-40 every 60 minutes.
Bus schedules and a bus system map can be accessed on the Town of Huntington's website.
Huntington Annual Menorah Lighting Held
Huntington held its annual Menorah lighting ceremony at Huntington Town Hall on Tuesday. The ceremony was led by Rabbi Asher Vaisfiche of Chabad of Huntington and attended by Town Councilmembers Mark Cuthbertson, Susan A. Berland and Eugene Cook.
Before participating in the lighting ceremony, each Council member lit a candle and listened to Rabbi Waisfiche deliver a brief talk explaining the meaning of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, and the significance the Menorah plays in the holiday and its symbolism for our current lives.
Donuts are a traditional part of the holiday because of the oil used in their production, representing the single day’s worth of oil that burned for eight days in the menorah used to rededicate the Holy Temple after it was retaken from the Syrians by the Maccabees more than 2000 years ago.
The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday in Town Hall. PDF agenda attached.