Hamptons Free Ride 2.0

by Maggie McGlinchy · May 17, 2011

Okay, so there have been a couple changes made and some new deets given, but Hamptons Free Ride will indeed be happening this summer. In their initial plan, they were hoping to make trips to East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk but are now only cruising through East Hampton for the time being, but are still planning to expand eventually.

Other changes made since our last post. According to CurbedHamptons:

-There are 3 cars, not 4

-Each car now seats 6 people, instead of 5 (score)

-The cars will make their rounds from 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week

-They've added some more stops to their East Hampton route:

The large parking lot just south of the YMCA at the end of Gingerbread Lane

East Hampton Train Station

Starbucks (on the parking lot side near the Blue Parrot)

Westbound East Hampton Jitney Stop

East Hampton Library (this stop was a specific request from the Town)

East Hampton Main Beach

Eastbound East Hampton Jitney Stop

East Hampton Movie Theatre (this is still TBD as it might be too dangerous to cross two lanes of traffic to make the left on Newtown Lane from here)

East Hampton Middle School

East Hampton Train Station

Back to the parking lot near the YMCA

Other Factoids to Know:

-The cars are electric Chrysler GEM cars

-They will officially launch Memorial Day weekend at 8am on Saturday, May 28th

-There will always be 2 cars on the road at any given time (the other car will be recharging)

[Top image via CurbedHamptons]