Sag Harbor School Survey Reveals Few Planning to Take Commuter Trains


Just 37 employees of the Sag Harbor School District answered a school-wide staff survey asking who plans to use the South Fork Commuter Connection, with only six of them saying they plan to use it regularly.

With two morning and evening Long Island Rail Road trains and connecting shuttle buses, the service is intended to ease commuter woes on the South Fork. It is set to launch on March 4.

Of those 37, another four said they would use it “but not every day,” and seven said they would use it only on rare occasions.

Having also been asked about the commuter system’s schedules, seven people employed at the elementary school said they would not use it and six middle-high school employees said they would not use it because the timing does not work for them.

Superintendent Katy Graves said “every journey begins with a single step.”

“The only way we’re ever going to get on board is to get on board,” she said. “People have to see if it works.”

This article has been corrected to state that the survey was issued to the full staff of the Sag Harbor School District rather than only a particular group of employees.