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Notice of Public Hearings

TAKE NOTICE that the Transportation Division of the Suffolk County Department of Public Works has been directed in the Suffolk County 2013 Operating Budget to hold public hearings to consider implementing increased fares on Suffolk County Accessible Transportation (SCAT) buses.

Public hearings will be held:

Wednesday March 6: 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Suffolk County Legislative Auditorium
W.H. Rogers Legislature Building
725 Veterans Memorial HIghway, Smithtown

Thursday March 7: 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Suffolk County Legislative Auditorium
Evans K. Griffing Building
300 Center Drive, Riverhead

Pending the outcome of these public hearings, the proposed bus fares would be scheduled to take effect on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The fare as proposed would be:

One-Way SCAT: $4.00

AT THESE HEARINGS, an opportunity will be afforded for all interested persons or agencies to be heard with respect to the effect on energy conservation and the social, economic and environmental impact of the proposed fare changes and to submit evidence and recommendations, orally or in writing, with respect to the proposed fare changes. Those wishing to be heard may in advance, either by mail or in person, at the hearing. It is advisable to pre-register by mail prior to the hearing inasmuch as such registrants will be heard first. Mail registrations should be sent to Garry Lenberger, Acting Director of Transportation Operations, Suffolk County DPW, Division of Transportation, 335 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, New York 11980-9744.

It is required that persons making oral presentations limit their comments to five minutes. Written testimony may be submitted Garry Lenberger both before and up to five (5) days following the hearing.

Interpreter services will be made available to deaf persons, at no charge, upon written request submitted no later than 10 days prior to the scheduled public hearing. The written request must be sent to Garry Lenberger at the above-noted address.

The public hearing has been scheduled at a place that is accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Wheelchair-lift-equipped Suffolk County Transit bus service is available to the Suffolk County North Complex via Routes S27, S33, S45, S54 and S62 and to the Riverhead County Center via Routes S58, S62, S66, S90, S92 and 8A. For transit bus information, phone 631-852-5200 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays.

QUESTIONS relating to the public hearing should be addressed to Garry Lenberger, or you may call 631-852-4880, Hearing Impaired TTY call 631-853-5658.