FULTON, NY – For those without access to a vehicle, traveling Oswego County can be a difficult task.
However, thanks to Oswego County Opportunitiesâ€™ Oswego County Public Transit, destinations throughout Oswego County are only a bus ride away.
OCO and members of the Oswego County Transportation Coalition, are proud of the services provided by OPT and is excited about the prospect of spreading the word about OPT and increasing the publicâ€™s awareness of this effective and cost efficient transportation option.
Oswego County Public Transit provides a comprehensive bus service that is available to the public Monday through Friday.
Operated through OCOâ€™s Transportation Services, OPT offers 12 bus routes that provide convenient transportation options to anyone in Oswego County.
OPTâ€™s bus routes travel through a number of the countyâ€™s towns and villages.
OPT has recently modified the service and now offers routes that travel through Williamstown connecting Mexico and Central Square.
Each route shares several connection points where riders can transfer to other OPT bus routes or one of Centroâ€™s bus routes making travel to points in all parts of Oswego County 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.
The buses will even 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 at 1-877-484-3287 (1-877-4THEBUS).
In addition to the OPT bus service, a special Call-N-Ride service which provides curb-to-curb transportation for the elderly and persons with special needs in Oswego County.
The service is available for medical, social or personal business.
Sponsored by Constellation Energy, Call-N-Ride service is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m.
Reservations for Call-N-Ride must be made three business days in advance and can be made by calling toll free at 1-877-484-3287.
OPT is currently distributing information including maps of the bus routes, rates, and a complete guide to all of OPTâ€™s services to various agencies and human services providers throughout Oswego County as well as at high traffic areas where they can be easily picked up by the public.
They will also be distributing the OPT-12 bus service route that will be modified beginning June 21.
The OPT-12 scheduled stops and times will vary.
New OPT-12 schedules and details of the new times and stop locations will be made available June 1 via the driver and on www.oco.org/transportation.htm
New OPT-12 schedules will have a June 21 revision date on them.
For more information on transportation services offered through OCO, call 598-4773 or 1-877-484-3287 or visit www.oco.org/transportation.htm