Ditch the car and take transit this summer

Track work on Long Island Rail Road's Hempstead

Track work on Long Island Rail Road's Hempstead Branch will cause delays on weekends through late May. (Credit: Brittany Wait)

Travelling this summer has never been easier with all the modes of transportation available. Leave the car at home and enjoy the ride, not just the destination.

Despite how it sounds, The Hampton Jitney doesn’t just take you to the Hamptons. The Jitney services the tri-state area and takes a ride down the east coast to Florida. Looking for a shorter ride? Hop on anywhere in New York City and find yourself in the Hamptons in just a couple of hours. You can also travel from Long Island to Bridgeport, CT and Boston, MA and vice versa. Find convenience and comfort at a very reasonable price.

Consider Penn Station the central hub of the tri-state. With so many transport options, you could travel anywhere in the continental U.S. There’s a reason why Penn Station services almost half a million people a day. Aside from commuting to anywhere in NYC, other cities are just a short ride away. Looking to travel between New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.? The Northeast Corridor will cut your travel time in half with rides to D.C. in just under three hours from Manhattan. The NEC is the only high-speed train in North America and will continue to reduce travel times in the future.

Hop on the Amtrak, also via Penn Station and choose a destination anywhere in the U.S. If you want to bring your car along but don’t want to drive – make use of the auto train and save 900 miles of driving and gas on your way south to sunny Florida.

The New Jersey Transit serves New Jersey, parts of New York and Philadelphia. As the USA’s largest statewide public transit system, NJT offers options on rail and on the road via bus.

If you’re looking for a more scenic route, ferries are the way to go. Traveling via the Long Island Sound is the fastest way to get from Long Island to Connecticut. Take the NY Waterway to ride the Hudson and East Rivers or to and from Hoboken, NJ.

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