Montauk’s free shuttles will start service next week

June 21, 2017 05:39PM

Who needs Uber? Montauk’s got its own hot ride — the Hampton Hopper —  and it’s free. The private bus service has operated for three years between East Hampton and Montauk, but the loop this summer will be free, thanks to town officials seeking a solution to traffic jams during the summer season. The operators of the Hopper will be paid $100,000 for the route, which loops from Hither Hills State Park to downtown Montauk, the Long Island Rail Road, and the Montauk dock area. Buses will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 28 through September 4[EHS]