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Why are there no direct buses from Suffolk County to NYC? Am I missing something?

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For most parts of Suffolk, Manhattan is only around 50-60 miles away. How is there no bus that goes directly from Suffolk to Manhattan? I've seen some Coach USA buses in parking lots of strip malls by me that I think may go there, but those are expensive and take very long. Why is there no bus that goes there directly on a regular basis?

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For most parts of Suffolk, Manhattan is only around 50-60 miles away. How is there no bus that goes directly from Suffolk to Manhattan? I've seen some Coach USA buses in parking lots of strip malls by me that I think may go there, but those are expensive and take very long. Why is there no bus that goes there directly on a regular basis?

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For most parts of Suffolk, Manhattan is only around 50-60 miles away. How is there no bus that goes directly from Suffolk to Manhattan? I've seen some Coach USA buses in parking lots of strip malls by me that I think may go there, but those are expensive and take very long. Why is there no bus that goes there directly on a regular basis?

 

because you can easily hop on an LIRR train.

 

and theres Hampton Jitney for eastern Suffolk by the way.

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For most parts of Suffolk, Manhattan is only around 50-60 miles away. How is there no bus that goes directly from Suffolk to Manhattan? I've seen some Coach USA buses in parking lots of strip malls by me that I think may go there, but those are expensive and take very long. Why is there no bus that goes there directly on a regular basis?

 

because you can easily hop on an LIRR train.

 

and theres Hampton Jitney for eastern Suffolk by the way.

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i ask that myself that as well when there a was Nyc major power outages. I talk to few of my relatives and one them came out a theory why they don't do buses. Long Island is very narrow strip of land(if you look from the roon view). my cousins said that there is not enough room to spread the bus service out to handle the commute like Nj can.

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i ask that myself that as well when there a was Nyc major power outages. I talk to few of my relatives and one them came out a theory why they don't do buses. Long Island is very narrow strip of land(if you look from the roon view). my cousins said that there is not enough room to spread the bus service out to handle the commute like Nj can.

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Nassau County has Long Island Transit NY Express, which operates from Glen Clove/Roslyn to either Midtown or Downtown Manhattan, but expensive.

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Nassau County has Long Island Transit NY Express, which operates from Glen Clove/Roslyn to either Midtown or Downtown Manhattan, but expensive.

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For most parts of Suffolk, Manhattan is only around 50-60 miles away. How is there no bus that goes directly from Suffolk to Manhattan? I've seen some Coach USA buses in parking lots of strip malls by me that I think may go there, but those are expensive and take very long. Why is there no bus that goes there directly on a regular basis?

 

 

 

Welcome aboard lawnsguysland. Seems as though you have alot of views and takes of mass transit in Suffolk, LI and metro NYC.

 

Other than maybe a couple of peak hour bus service to Manhattan in couple of town, far away from a LIRR station, i.e Smithtown, etc. run by a private company Suffolk County government will never pay for a full time 7-day bus line to/from NYC. That true in especially in Central and Western Suffolk. They will assume that since most Suffolk have cars they will drive to a station and take the train.

So in nutshell, in these tough fiscal times, Suffolk is lucky that *local intra-county* service is still around.

 

It may not be what you what to hear but glad Lawnsguy you have LIRR service. Folks say living for instance, in Orange County, NY in upstate Hudson Valley, the Poconos and western jersey along Interstates 78 and 80 have *limited Bus service* running at best in some cases 3-4 time a day to/from NYC, that very expensive. Those living in NYC's western and Northern suburus would trade in heartbeat living near a LIRR station which also runs 24/7 service. Just my takes.

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For most parts of Suffolk, Manhattan is only around 50-60 miles away. How is there no bus that goes directly from Suffolk to Manhattan? I've seen some Coach USA buses in parking lots of strip malls by me that I think may go there, but those are expensive and take very long. Why is there no bus that goes there directly on a regular basis?

 

 

 

Welcome aboard lawnsguysland. Seems as though you have alot of views and takes of mass transit in Suffolk, LI and metro NYC.

 

Other than maybe a couple of peak hour bus service to Manhattan in couple of town, far away from a LIRR station, i.e Smithtown, etc. run by a private company Suffolk County government will never pay for a full time 7-day bus line to/from NYC. That true in especially in Central and Western Suffolk. They will assume that since most Suffolk have cars they will drive to a station and take the train.

So in nutshell, in these tough fiscal times, Suffolk is lucky that *local intra-county* service is still around.

 

It may not be what you what to hear but glad Lawnsguy you have LIRR service. Folks say living for instance, in Orange County, NY in upstate Hudson Valley, the Poconos and western jersey along Interstates 78 and 80 have *limited Bus service* running at best in some cases 3-4 time a day to/from NYC, that very expensive. Those living in NYC's western and Northern suburus would trade in heartbeat living near a LIRR station which also runs 24/7 service. Just my takes.

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i ask that myself that as well when there a was Nyc major power outages. I talk to few of my relatives and one them came out a theory why they don't do buses. Long Island is very narrow strip of land(if you look from the roon view). my cousins said that there is not enough room to spread the bus service out to handle the commute like Nj can.

 

Personally, I think there should be buses in the areas without LIRR service, at least during rush hour. Sure, most people can drive (or maybe even take a local bus) to reach the LIRR, but then they have to deal with parking, whereas for the bus they can sit back and relax the whole way.

 

I think the Hempstead Turnpike and Jericho Turnpike corridors could support service at least during rush hour, especially if it went directly to Lower Manhattan.

 

This way, you can just sit back and relax. With the LIRR, you have to:

* Drive to the LIRR station

* Change at Jamaica (I think this applies for most Main Line trains, which is where much of the ridership would divert from)

* Take the subway

 

Either that, or you could take the (E)/(J)/(Z), but then you're dealing with the slow speed and crowding on those lines.

 

I mean, if a Zone 10 pass costs $299, you could charge say, $320 and people would still use it.

 

Nassau County has Long Island Transit NY Express, which operates from Glen Clove/Roslyn to either Midtown or Downtown Manhattan, but expensive.

 

If you buy a monthly pass, it's not too expensive. I think it's only a few dollars more than an LIRR Zone 7 pass (I think it's like $260 vs. $254). Plus, if you're going to Lower Manhattan, you don't have to pay for a MetroCard, so you save money that way.

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i ask that myself that as well when there a was Nyc major power outages. I talk to few of my relatives and one them came out a theory why they don't do buses. Long Island is very narrow strip of land(if you look from the roon view). my cousins said that there is not enough room to spread the bus service out to handle the commute like Nj can.

 

Personally, I think there should be buses in the areas without LIRR service, at least during rush hour. Sure, most people can drive (or maybe even take a local bus) to reach the LIRR, but then they have to deal with parking, whereas for the bus they can sit back and relax the whole way.

 

I think the Hempstead Turnpike and Jericho Turnpike corridors could support service at least during rush hour, especially if it went directly to Lower Manhattan.

 

This way, you can just sit back and relax. With the LIRR, you have to:

* Drive to the LIRR station

* Change at Jamaica (I think this applies for most Main Line trains, which is where much of the ridership would divert from)

* Take the subway

 

Either that, or you could take the (E)/(J)/(Z), but then you're dealing with the slow speed and crowding on those lines.

 

I mean, if a Zone 10 pass costs $299, you could charge say, $320 and people would still use it.

 

Nassau County has Long Island Transit NY Express, which operates from Glen Clove/Roslyn to either Midtown or Downtown Manhattan, but expensive.

 

If you buy a monthly pass, it's not too expensive. I think it's only a few dollars more than an LIRR Zone 7 pass (I think it's like $260 vs. $254). Plus, if you're going to Lower Manhattan, you don't have to pay for a MetroCard, so you save money that way.

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Checkmate this poster says he lives in Western or Central Suffolk County.

With that said, other than say Hillside Ave (which is a ways away)I don't think Nassau needs a NYC 'express' bus. If anything something along Route 24 say near Smithtown, Riverhead, etc. could use a peak hour Manhattan bus running at least 1-2 trips a day. There no need for a Western/Central Suffolk-NYC route 7 days a week though.

 

 

 

Personally, I think there should be buses in the areas without LIRR service, at least during rush hour. Sure, most people can drive (or maybe even take a local bus) to reach the LIRR, but then they have to deal with parking, whereas for the bus they can sit back and relax the whole way.

 

I think the Hempstead Turnpike and Jericho Turnpike corridors could support service at least during rush hour, especially if it went directly to Lower Manhattan.

 

This way, you can just sit back and relax. With the LIRR, you have to:

* Drive to the LIRR station

* Change at Jamaica (I think this applies for most Main Line trains, which is where much of the ridership would divert from)

* Take the subway

 

Either that, or you could take the (E)/(J)/(Z), but then you're dealing with the slow speed and crowding on those lines.

 

I mean, if a Zone 10 pass costs $299, you could charge say, $320 and people would still use it.

 

 

 

If you buy a monthly pass, it's not too expensive. I think it's only a few dollars more than an LIRR Zone 7 pass (I think it's like $260 vs. $254). Plus, if you're going to Lower Manhattan, you don't have to pay for a MetroCard, so you save money that way.

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Checkmate this poster says he lives in Western or Central Suffolk County.

With that said, other than say Hillside Ave (which is a ways away)I don't think Nassau needs a NYC 'express' bus. If anything something along Route 24 say near Smithtown, Riverhead, etc. could use a peak hour Manhattan bus running at least 1-2 trips a day. There no need for a Western/Central Suffolk-NYC route 7 days a week though.

 

 

 

Personally, I think there should be buses in the areas without LIRR service, at least during rush hour. Sure, most people can drive (or maybe even take a local bus) to reach the LIRR, but then they have to deal with parking, whereas for the bus they can sit back and relax the whole way.

 

I think the Hempstead Turnpike and Jericho Turnpike corridors could support service at least during rush hour, especially if it went directly to Lower Manhattan.

 

This way, you can just sit back and relax. With the LIRR, you have to:

* Drive to the LIRR station

* Change at Jamaica (I think this applies for most Main Line trains, which is where much of the ridership would divert from)

* Take the subway

 

Either that, or you could take the (E)/(J)/(Z), but then you're dealing with the slow speed and crowding on those lines.

 

I mean, if a Zone 10 pass costs $299, you could charge say, $320 and people would still use it.

 

 

 

If you buy a monthly pass, it's not too expensive. I think it's only a few dollars more than an LIRR Zone 7 pass (I think it's like $260 vs. $254). Plus, if you're going to Lower Manhattan, you don't have to pay for a MetroCard, so you save money that way.

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No doubt that direct bus service would help out some riders, but there is no way that any government agency or even private company for that matter will be able to run it charging a decent price for the fare while making money.

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No doubt that direct bus service would help out some riders, but there is no way that any government agency or even private company for that matter will be able to run it charging a decent price for the fare while making money.

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See what i dont get is why its called LONG ISLAND BUS. If its not entirely LONG ISLAND.

 

I would rather call it Nassau County Bus or something!

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See what i dont get is why its called LONG ISLAND BUS. If its not entirely LONG ISLAND.

 

I would rather call it Nassau County Bus or something!

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For most parts of Suffolk, Manhattan is only around 50-60 miles away. How is there no bus that goes directly from Suffolk to Manhattan? I've seen some Coach USA buses in parking lots of strip malls by me that I think may go there, but those are expensive and take very long. Why is there no bus that goes there directly on a regular basis?

 

IT's called LIRR LIRR PPL!!!!!!!!!!! DONE!!!!!!!!!!!! The coachusa buses go to upstate NY via white plains and rockland county.

 

The LIRR is the reason why there are no buses from suffolk to NYC west of the hamptons where LIRR service is AWFUL!!!!!!!!! Trust me no one will use buses from suffolk to NYC even if the service was created!!!!!!!!!!! Buses in LI solely exist to revolve around the LIRR and a few busy corridors LONG DISTANCE BUSES WILL NOT WORK HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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