FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities has announced that its transportation service, OPT, has made adjustments to its OPT 12 route which serves the Central Square – Mexico – Pulaski – Fulton – Williamstown area.
The new route, which has been posted on the buses since early March, will be effective April 17.
OPT Route 12, which formerly began its route at Vella’s Market in Cleveland, will now begin at Towpath Towers in Fulton.
The bus follows a route that includes numerous stops along the way in Mexico, Williamstown, Central Square and Pulaski.
The update to the OPT 12 route was necessitated by the need to accommodate more riders along the route and the lack of riders along Route 49 in the Cleveland and Bernhards Bay area.
“New York State periodically audits our OPT routes to check the activity and get a count of the number of riders using the service” explained OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “If there are not enough people using the service the state will tell us to shut the route down. With only one or two people in the Route 49 Cleveland, Constantia area utilizing the OPT service we had to adjust Route 12 accordingly. Additionally we have established a new transfer site at Springbrook in Pulaski. From that site riders may transfer to OPT routes 10, 11, or 12. We have also coordinated our schedule so that riders will be able to transfer to a Centro bus at many of our stops.”
Cooper-Currier added that those individuals along the Route 49 corridor in the Bernhards Bay and Cleveland areas do have access to OPT’s Call-n-Ride service that is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call-n-Ride is also available the Pulaski area on the first and third Mondays.
To schedule a pick-up you may call OPT at 315-598-1514 or toll free at 877-484-3287.
For more information on OPT and a complete listing of all the routes visit www.oco.org.
OCO, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.
A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 100 separate locations.
For more information, visit www.oco.org.