BY RICH KNUTSON
Hello and Welcome to the Transportation Expert Site. Here you will find a wealth of information about Getting around on Long Island. Some of this information may be familiar with you. On the Home Page of LongIsland.com, there is a transportation button which connects to some of the web sites that I have posted. I feel it is better to tell you twice than not at all. Here you will have an opportunity to vent your frustrations with the current transportation situation. I want to know to what is bothering you. What can't you stand about the roads, the buses, the LIRR and ferries? I also want to hear to what is good about them too. I know... I know... Good news travel fast, bad news travel faster. It doesn't make a difference. I want to hear it ALL. Who knows if I get enough people maybe, just maybe, something might get done about it. SO... Let's hear from you. I have developed this site to help you navigate the roadways, the railways, the waterways and the airways of Long Island. As you can see I have a number of links available at your disposal. Under the "For More Information, click here" you will find EVERYTHING that you ever wanted to know about your auto commute. Whether it is here on Long Island or in the New York Metro Area. For our LIRR/LI Bus commuters. My fellow brethren. Penn Station, Flatbush Ave. and bus kiosks, the ole stomping grounds. I have the Long Island Railroad/Long Island Bus link via the MTA web site. Not to be outdone, I have links for those of you that commute using the ferries that service our Island. There is Orient Pt. - New London and Port Jefferson - Bridgeport. From these runs you can continue to Boston, the ski areas of New England, and of course Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos to name a few. I've added a link for our business and leisure travelers who use MacArthur airport. This is a very good web site. I was surprised by it myself. It gives good information about airlines, flight info, and parking along with other useful info. Another plus for our "hometown" airport, a leading consumer magazine in its October issue rated MacArthur airport very highly. How about that. Other links such as the ferries that service the South Shore and Shelter Island will be forthcoming as they become available. Don't worry I haven't forgotten about our year round East End residents. Well there you have it. Use the information that is available to you. Don't forget to email me about YOUR concerns or comments. Hope to hear from you soon.
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.