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Highways... Biways... Railways. Getting Around on Long Island

Written by transportation  |  29. July 2000

BY RICH KNUTSON I would like to welcome everyone to the "Transportation Expert" section. Transportation... on Long Island that takes in a lot. Will the emphasis be on the car? But what about the LIRR commuters, and those "bus people" always seemed to be left out of the mix. I mentioned the "land" portion but we are an Island, what about "sea" and of course "air". I will keep you abreast of the different ferry lines that are available on Long Island. Both on the North Shore and South Shore. "Air"... we have a number of airports and airstrips that serve the bi-county region (Nassau and Suffolk counties). I will tend to emphasize on the more commercial and corporate airports {MacArthur} and {Republic}. The other airstrips which are just as important to air travelers who use them will be mentioned from time to time. What I will attempt to do here is show the diversity in "Getting Around on Long Island". Each travel group has their own unique perspective and inherit problems. I may appear one sided sometimes but that's the nature of the beast. So let's get it on and "Happy Trails". ---------- Rich Knutson is a born and bred Long Islander who understands the joys and frustration of getting around on Long Island. He is a 15+ year LIRR - LI Bus/Suffolk Transit commuter and is a member of a two-car family.

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