In the Hamptons, where the concept of a “free lunch” went the way of the horse and buggy, there is now a refreshing exception – a free ride, courtesy of Circuit. This innovative micro-transit service offers a solution to the age-old problem of Hamptons traffic, providing an on-demand local shuttle that’s not only practical but also a joy to use!
For James Mirras and Alex Esposito, East End locals who founded Circuit in 2011, the frustration of navigating congested Hamptons roads was all too familiar. Summers, in particular, saw the Hamptons bustling with tourists and renters, making the simple act of moving from point A to B a painfully slow endeavor. As more people sought the serenity and tranquility of this beautiful locale, the journey there became an ordeal.
James and Alex were determined to find an alternative means of getting around the village. Initially known as “Hamptons Free Ride,” the company has since gained national recognition, expanding its reach to over 25 cities across 8 states and changing its name to Circuit. Unlike traditional mass transit, Circuit is a micro-transit service that’s specifically designed to alleviate traffic congestion in East Hampton, Southampton, and Montauk.
To utilize Circuit’s convenient services, all you need to do is download their app. With the app, you can request a ride and track your location in real-time, ensuring you never miss your shuttle.
Circuit operates seven days a week from 10 am to 6 pm, covering essential locations such as LIRR and Jitney stations, Main Street, village beaches, and more. One particularly noteworthy perk is the ability to schedule a ride directly from the village parking to the beach, eliminating the need for costly vehicle beach permits or pricier taxi options. Beyond the convenience factor, Circuit is also contributing to a cleaner environment by operating a full fleet of electric shuttles.
What’s even more remarkable is that Circuit’s services remain free, thanks to their innovative approach to advertising. Keep an eye out for their easily recognizable shuttles as they navigate the Hamptons’ streets every summer, proudly displaying advertising from their forward-thinking partners.
So, while the Hamptons may still be known for its exclusive luxury real estate and upscale lifestyle, Circuit is proving that even in this affluent enclave, there’s room for innovation that benefits everyone. Enjoy the Hamptons with less traffic, less hassle, and more freedom, courtesy of Circuit’s free rides!