Web Results by google  
back4 weather
Enter city or zip

County bus system will be running soon

SCHUYLER COUNTY—Schuyler County residents will soon have a public bus system to assist with transportation needs. The Schuyler County Transit (SCT) is expected to begin operating within the next three to five weeks.
After a four year study beginning in 2006, The Schuyler County Legislature has passed a resolution that gave the final OK for operation. The resolution that was passed Monday evening, June 14, at the county’s regular meeting also established that the Schuyler County ARC will be the carrier service for the buses. The ARC will provide drivers and maintenance for each of the buses.
The Schuyler County Transit bus system will have two buses in route at each time. The buses will travel to designated stops in the villages of Burdett, Montour Falls, Odessa and Watkins Glen. The bus system will assist county residents with their needs by having stops at shopping areas, health-care facilities, and elderly housing establishments.
The buses will be in route Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Final details about how often stops will be made to each location are still being decided. County Administrator Tim O’Hearn said evening and weekend bus routes could also be put in place in the future. These routes would also be able to provide transportation for tourists visiting the county.
It will cost $1 for a one-way trip on the bus, but possible passes or discounts may be made available for those who are eligible.
Federal stimulus funds of $250,000 were received by Schuyler County to buy three 18-passenger buses and establish the bus system. O’Hearn also said the State Department of Transportation has given assurances for support during the first year, but he doesn’t know if the state’s financial crisis will affect this support.
The transit system really got underway after O’Hearn announced the arrival of the purchased buses at the Schuyler County Legislature Review Committee Wednesday, April 7. “I didn’t think they’d be here this quick,” he said at the meeting.
Also during this meeting O’Hearn announced his idea for the logo that will be put on the buses. “We want something that is reflective of our community, the resources, the traditions and history, and when I look at the banner on our Web site I don’t know if we can find anything better than that. The local government, tourism, racing, the lakes the gorge are all represented in that picture,” he said.
Legislator Doris Karius agreed, saying, “I think that picture says it all.”
The Schuyler County Legislature chose the final design for the buses from three different images at their resolution review committee Wednesday, June 9.
The logo is currently being put on the side of each of the buses and final minor details regarding the bus transit will be set over the next few weeks.

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: