OCO Offering Rides to Polling Places

FULTON, NY – If you’re 60 and over and are in need of a ride to the polls on Nov. 3, contact OCO Transportation and make an appointment with OCO’s Call-N-Ride Service by calling 598-1514.

Rides can be provided on Election Day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

OCO will be taking reservations for rides to polling places in those areas of the county where the Call-N-Ride service is normally available on Tuesdays.

Those areas include the Central Square, Fulton, Hannibal and Phoenix school districts.

“Residents who would like to use the service for that purpose can call us now through Friday, Oct. 30,” said Gary Mashaw, director of OCO Transportation Services. “For passengers who are 60 and over, there is no charge for this service, although we will accept donations.”

For persons under the age of 60, there is a fee of $2.

Call-N-Ride is a low-cost/no-cost transport service that allows the elderly, and persons with visual impairments and other disabilities to live more independently by making arrangements to run errands, visit family or friends, go to medical appointments, and so forth.

This service is available throughout Oswego County and is scheduled by appointment on the specific days that Call-N-Ride is provided in each of the county’s nine school districts.

Zone 1 – Sandy Creek, Pulaski and Mexico School districts – (1st and 3rd Monday of each month)

Zone 2 – Fulton School District – (Tuesday and Thursday of each week)

Zone 3 – Oswego School District – (Monday and Wednesday of each week)

Zone 4 – Hannibal, Phoenix and Central Square School districts – (Tuesday and Thursday of each week)

Zone 5 – Altmar, Parish, Williamstown School District – (1st and 3rd  Friday of each month)

Call-N-Ride is supported in part through a grant provided by Exelon and the Oswego County Office for the Aging.

Other supporters include the Vision Network of Oswego County and private donors.