Huntington Area Rapid Transit

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Huntington Area Rapid Transit
Huntington Area Rapid Transit 804.jpg
HART #804 enters Walt Whitman Shops.
Founded 1978
Headquarters 144 East Second Street
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Locale Town of Huntington
Service area Town of Huntington
Service type Local bus service
Routes 4
Fleet 12 fixed-route
12 paratransit[1]
(2013 figures)
Daily ridership 644 (weekday)
249 (Saturday)[1](2013 figures)
Operator Town of Huntington
Chief executive Frank Petrone

Huntington Area Rapid Transit is a bus system exclusively within the Town of Huntington in the state of New York. It began service operations in 1978.[2] The system is completely separate from Suffolk County Transit.


Fares for the buses are $2.25 for adults, $1.25 for students grades K-12, 75 cents for senior citizens (age 60+), individual with disabilities, Medicare card holders, and free for children 44 inches and under. Transfers to other bus routes cost 25 cents, including to buses of the Suffolk County Transit and Nassau Inter-County Express systems.[3]

January 2, 2013 route changes

HART restructured five former routes prior to the January 2, 2013 changes. Three former fixed routes were restructured. Two weekday peak rail-feeder routes were eliminated because they were underutilized. The new four bus routes gives more direct service, increase coverage area, run exactly the same route in both directions and to increase ridership. HART has restored service in Cold Spring Harbor, Centerport and Northport Harbor areas.[4][5]

The routes run every 45-50 minute schedule on weekdays and every 90-100 minutes on Saturdays, with none of them running on Sunday.[6] The routes operate from approximately 7:00am to 7:00pm weekdays, and 9:00am to 7:00pm Saturdays.

HART also approves the fare hike coincide January 2, 2013 changes. Previously the adult fare was $1.25, current adult fare as of January 3, 2017 is now $2.25.

Bus routes

=Current routes


Route Terminals Streets traveled
Cold Spring Harbor
Cold Spring Harbor State Park
and Main Street (NY 25A)
Macy's Plaza
and Jericho Turnpike
NY 25A, NY 110, Oakwood Road, Pulaski Road,
Larkfield Road, Jericho Turnpike (NY 25)
New York Avenue (NY 110)
and Park Avenue
Huntington Station
Huntington Long Island Railroad Station
Park Avenue, Woodhull Road, Depot Road, 11th Street, 8th Avenue,
NY 25, NY 110, Walt Whitman Shops, Huntington LIRR
New York Avenue (NY 110)
and Park Avenue
South Huntington
Walt Whitman Shops
NY 110, NY 25A, Greenlawn Road, Broadway-Greenlawn Road,
Centerport Road, NY 25, Pidgon Hill Road, Wolf Hill Road
Note: Some trips travel on NY 25A and Park Circle or on Greenlawn Road
VA Medical Center
and Middleville Road
South Huntington
Walt Whitman Shops
NY 25, Elwood Road, 5th Avenue, Larkfield Road, Laurel Road,
Main Street, NY 25A, Middleville Road

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, paratransit service is offered to those unable to utilize traditional buses.[12]

Former Routes

Route Terminals Major streets History and notes
Northport Walt Whitman Mall NY 110, NY 25, Broadway-Greenlawn Road, Pulaski Road, NY 25A
Commack Plaza Cold Spring Harbor NY 25A, Greenlawn Road, Broadway-Greenlawn Road, Pulaski Road, Larkfield Road, NY 25.
  • Renamed H10 after the January 2, 2013 route restructuring.
Walt Whitman Mall Loop
Huntington Station Feeder Route
Huntington Station Feeder Route
Huntington Centerport Beach NY 25A, Greenlawn Road, Centerport Road Summer weekdays only.
H10 (old)
Walt Whitman Mall Northport Dock Saturday service only.
Walt Whitman Mall Dix Hills Saturday service only.
Walt Whitman Mall Greenlawn Station Saturday service only.

Bus Fleet

Current Fleet

Year Model Length Width Engine Fleet Number Total Number Notes
2003 Gillig Phantom 3096TB 30' 96" Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR 802,805 2 Kept in reserve, operates occasionally
2011 Gillig Low Floor Hybrid 29' 102" Cummins ISB 808-810 3
2015 ARBOC Spirit of Mobility 26' 96" Duramax 6.6L Diesel 811-817 7[13]

Retired Fleet

Year Model Length Width Engine Fleet Number Total Number Notes
1970 GMC T6H4521A 35' 96" Detroit Diesel 6V71 101-103 3
  • Bought by the Town of Huntington and Northport Bus Company
1977 Flxible 35096-6-1 31' 201-211 11
1984 Orion 01.507 36'8" Detroit Diesel 6v92 301-303 3
19xx Chance RT52 25'11" 400's
1993 Gillig Phantom 3096TB 30' Detroit Diesel 6v92 501-506 6
1997 Detroit Diesel Series 50 601,602 2
1998 603 1
1999 Chance RT52 25'11" 701-705 5
  • Used for paratransit, Saturday fixed route service, and Huntington Station Feeder Routes
2003 Gillig Phantom 3096TB 30' Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR 801,803,804,806,807 5
  • #801,806,807 Donated to Broome County Transit


  1. ^ a b "NTD Program filing for Huntington Area Rapid Transit, 2009" (PDF). Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  2. ^ Saslow, Linda. "Huntington To Eliminate Bus Route In Fiscal Move". Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  Current HART bus fare, access on July 13, 2013
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "HART Bus Schedule Changes Meeting Rescheduled". 13 November 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ "HART Bus Map" (PDF). Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "HART H10 schedule" (PDF). Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "HART H20 schedule" (PDF). Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  10. ^ "HART H30 schedule" (PDF). Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "HART H40 schedule" (PDF). Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  12. ^ [3][dead link]
  13. ^ "News Details - Town of Huntington, Long Island, New York". Retrieved 9 April 2018. 

External links

  • HART Official Website
  • HART Bus System Map
  • Nassau/Suffolk Transit Map (unofficial)
  • Town of Huntington Online Library
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