General University News
Beginning on May 26, Stony Brook students will be able to ride Suffolk Transit buses on Routes S60/S69 on Saturdays, which provides transportation from 8 am to 10 pm. Stony Brook students will also have access to Suffolk Transit’s 3D Route on Saturdays, which operates between 7 am and 6 pm traveling between Stony Brook University and Smith Haven Mall, which they can board at numerous bus stops on campus. SBU Transit’s Sunday Shopping Route services will not be affected.
The partnership came about after students on the Transportation & Parking Student Advisory Committee requested increased off-campus transportation.
“This partnership is terrific for the students and it’s good for the environment,” said Barbara Chernow, Vice President for Administration at Stony Brook University. “It enables Stony Brook to reduce fuel usage by approximately 3,500 gallons per year, saves money for Stony Brook, and generates revenue for the County without any additional cost to students.”
“This is a win-win for Suffolk County and Stony Brook University,” said County Executive Steve Bellone. “By working together, Stony Brook will compensate the county for the per ride student fare for each student using Suffolk County Transit. This will make it easier for students to support local businesses and take cars off the road.”
Stony Brook will also realize operational savings, including fuel and vehicle maintenance.
“This partnership will not only be good for the students at Stony Brook, but will also prove to be beneficial to the business destinations that these new riders will go to,” said Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn, whose district encompasses the Stony Brook University campus. “Long Island is a beautiful and exciting place and this new agreement will allow Stony Brook University’s student body to discover and be a part of some of our area’s rich offerings.”
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