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September 19, 2018

OCO’s Oswego County Public Transit keeping Residents on the Move


Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – The honorary head pin for Oswego County Opportunities’ upcoming Bowl-A-Fun, “Patty McGold”, recently enjoyed a tour of Oswego County courtesy of OCO’s Oswego County Public Transit.

Diane Shannon, OCO transit services coordinator, and bus driver Henry Mihalek welcome the official mascot for Oswego County Opportunities’ upcoming Bowl O’Gold Bowling Tournament, “Patty McGold”,  for a tour of OCO’s Transportation Services and a ride on OCO’s Oswego County Public Transport.

Diane Shannon, OCO transit services coordinator, and bus driver Henry Mihalek welcome the official mascot for Oswego County Opportunities’ upcoming Bowl O’Gold Bowling Tournament, “Patty McGold”, for a tour of OCO’s Transportation Services and a ride on OCO’s Oswego County Public Transport.

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. OPT’s 13 bus routes travel through a number of the county’s towns and villages, and 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 ¾ 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)

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. – 2:00 p.m.  For more information on transportation services offered through OCO you may contact them at 598-4713 or toll free at 1-877-484-3287 or visit www.oco.org/transportation.htm

“Patty McGold” is traveling to different OCO sites to promote OCO’s Bowl O’Gold Bowling Tournament to be held March 10 at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

Activities begin at noon with the first tier of bowling. There will be door prize drawings, raffles, a silent auction, as well as activities in the adjacent banquet room.  The second tier of bowling begins at 3 p.m.

Both flights of bowling are now filled but the public is welcome to stop in and cheer for their favorite team, and participate in the silent auction if they wish.

“We are also encouraging teams and individual bowlers to collect,” said Diane Cooper-Currier, executive dorector of OCO. “Every dollar raised makes a difference to the 30,000 people OCO helps each year.”

Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. (OCO) has been serving Oswego County since 1966 with programs that include: crisis assistance and counseling; health care; nutritional program such as Meals on Wheels and WIC; educational services including Head Start and after-school programs; residential services for youth, the homeless and developmentally disabled and mentally ill adults; outreach; transportation; and job training.

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