The MTA says there are not enough riders for the East End to upgrade service. The riders say the service stinks, who would want to ride it? Ever try to get to NY or back out East when you really wanted to? It’s challenging, even in summer!
The rail service put in place during the CR 39 construction was deemed “successful” by many. Ridership was up and the number of trains, with proper bus connections were impressive.
Another initiative, the East End Area Shuttle got the green light in 2007 . Where is it hiding?
So, now the MTA is ending non-summer service east of Ronkonkoma on the Greenport line and who knows what’s next?
History leads us to believe it won’t make us smile.