You will find a variety of options for getting in and out of the community of East Meadow on Long Island. Many of the town’s 40,000 residents commute the 30 miles to New York City, and there are a number of roadways, trains and buses that make commuting a breeze.
You can take the Long Island Expressway which is 70-mile stretch of highway also known as I-495. Long Island Expressway was approved for construction in 1954 and was expected to cost $500 million. The first phase of the expressway was completed in 1960, and a second deck was added in the late 60s and early 70s to accommodate the volume of cars using the new roadway.
Another route that will get you to East Meadow is the Northern State Parkway which runs almost parallel to the Long Island Expressway and connects the Meadowbrook State Parkway and the Wantagh State Parkway. It runs for 29 miles and was completed in 1965. The Southern State Parkway is another option if you’re driving.
The Long Island Railroad is a popular choice if you prefer not to drive a car. The Long Island Rail Road is a commuter rail system serving all of Long Island. It is considered the busiest commuter railroad in North America. It was established in 1834 and has continually operated since then, making it the oldest US railroad still operating under its original name. The Long Island Railroad has 124 stations and more than 700 miles of track. Each weekday, it provides more than 300,000 rides to customers. It is publicly owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and is the only commuter passenger railroad in the United States to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
East Meadow is also served by a number of public and private bus routes.