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OCO Head Pin ‘OPTs’ For A Ride

FULTON, NY – The honorary head pin for Oswego County Opportunities’ upcoming Bowl-A-Fun, the Pink Guardian Angel, recently enjoyed a tour of Oswego County courtesy of OCO’s Oswego County Public Transit.

Operated through OCO’s Transportation Services, Oswego County Public Transit (OPT) makes destinations throughout Oswego County only a bus ride away as it provides the public with a comprehensive, effective and cost efficient transportation option Monday through Friday.

The honorary Head Pin for OCO’s Annual Bowl-a-Fun recently visited OCO Transportation Services for a ride on OCO’s Oswego County Public Transport. Pictured are OCO transit services coordinator Diane Shannon and transit operator Jeff Taylor.
The honorary Head Pin for OCO’s Annual Bowl-a-Fun recently visited OCO Transportation Services for a ride on OCO’s Oswego County Public Transport. Pictured are OCO transit services coordinator Diane Shannon and transit operator Jeff Taylor.

OPT’s 13 bus routes travel through a number of the county’s towns and villages.

With each route sharing several connection points where riders may transfer to other OPT routes or Centro bus routes, travel to points in all parts of Oswego County is convenient and affordable.

Most buses operate Monday through Friday between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., with the OPT 11 bus running until 8:14 p.m.

Each route offers designated pick-up / drop-off sites as well as transfer stops.

In the event that people are unable to get to the designated OPT stops, patrons also have the ability to flag down the buses at safe locations along the route.

Buses will also deviate up to three-quarters of a mile off its usual route to pick up individuals who are unable to get to the route.

Arrangements for this service can be made by calling toll-free 1-877-484-3287 (1-877-4THEBUS)

OCO also offers a special Call-N-Ride service that provides curb-to-curb transportation for the elderly and persons with special needs in Oswego County.

Available for medical, social or personal business, Call-N-Ride, which is sponsored by Constellation Energy, is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information on transportation services offered through OCO, call 598-4713 or toll-free 1-877-484-3287 or visit www.oco.org/transportation.htm

The Pink Guardian Angel is visiting various OCO sites throughout Oswego County as it reminds community members about OCO’s 10th annual Bowl-A-Fun and the announcement of the winner of the Golden Opportunities raffle that will take place April 2nd at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

A private, non-profit agency, OCO’s many programs touch the lives of more than 28,000 Oswego County residents each.

One of Oswego County’s largest employers, OCO employs more than 650 people and boasts a volunteer force of 1,000.

Now in its 45th year, OCO continues to build partnerships and is on a roll as it strives to improve the quality of life in Oswego County by helping people, supporting communities and changing lives.

For more information, visit www.oco.org