Keeping Account 01.03.13

Local business news

Boat Show Outing
    The Hampton Jitney has put together a package deal for those who would like to see the New York Boat Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan on Saturday. A bus will leave from the Jitney stop in East Hampton Village at 8:30 a.m., making stops in Bridgehampton and Southampton. The return trip departs at 5 p.m.
    The $55 cost includes admission to the Javits Center. Some of the highlights of this year’s show are a heated pool in which anyone 10 and older can try scuba, the Miss Geico offshore racing boat, and a power-docking competition by remote control. There are a range of seminars and fishing how-tos on the schedule. Reservations are with the Jitney office.

For “Scoot” Rail
    In a press release issued Monday, Five Towns Rural Transit, a citizens group, expressed its support for a Long Island Rail Road planned investment in small-scale diesel “scoot” trains that could expand local service on the Twin Forks, perhaps as early as 2014.
    In the announcement, Kathy Cunningham, the group’s president, said that more frequent train trips would lead to a need for additional bus routes to help travelers complete the last legs of travel, especially important for reaching areas not near L.I.R.R. stations.
    The organization said that a bus connection is also necessary to link the Greenport train station and North Ferry dock to Cross Sound Ferry’s terminal at Orient Point.