Transportation

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

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Our Transportation Services Include…

Regular On-Demand Ride Service
Serves the remainder of Oswego County beyond the OPT Fixed Route bus lines (see route info lower right side of page).

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
Transportation to and from medical appointments for individuals deemed eligible under Oswego County’s Medicaid Program.

Call-N-Ride 
Curb-to-curb transportation to and from essential stops for medical, grocery, pharmacy, food pantry, or place of employment (see info below).

Medicaid Transportation
OCO is a certified provider of Medicaid transportation. When you call the regional coordination office (1-855-733-9395) to schedule your Medicaid transport, be sure to ask for Oswego County Opportunities to provide your ride.

Catch a Ride with OCO Transportation!

Our buses are clean, well-maintained,
and ADA accessible. Our lifts can accommodate
up to 800 lbs. Call with any questions, we’ll be happy to help!
315-598-4713

Oswego County Public Transit continues to adhere to the federal mask mandate for all of its drivers and passengers in an effort
to help keep the community safe.

 On Wednesday, April 20, Governor Kathy Hochul said that New York’s mass transit COVID-19 mask mandate will remain in effect for the “short term,” but didn’t specify a timeline.

 Hochul emphasized that it was a federal judge’s procedural overturn, not a shift in perspective from the federal health agencies overseeing the pandemic, that ended the national mask mandate for travel. The CDC still encourages mask-wearing, especially in congested settings where vaccination status can’t be determined.

 Oswego County Regional Mobility Manager Frank Doldo said that the Governor, Oswego County and Oswego County Public Transit staff all hope it won’t be for much longer. “We’re almost there,” he said. “Until we cross that finish line, let’s stick together to keep each other safe and healthy and help make Oswego County a better place to live, work and visit.”

 For more information, call the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning at 315-349-8292.

 

OCO’s Call-N-Ride bus service is  available free of charge to those ages 60 and over!

Oswego County Opportunities Call-N-Ride bus service is making it easier than ever for the elderly and persons with special needs to travel within Oswego County.  OCO’s Call-N-Ride bus service is available free of charge to those ages 60 and over., although riders are encouragedto contribute to the cost of the services. No one will be denied service due to an inability to contribute.

Operated through OCO Transportation Services, and funded in part by Oswego County Office for the Aging, the New York State Office for the Aging, rider contributions, and Exelon, Call-N-Ride provides curb-to-curb transportation for the elderly and persons with special needs.  For those ages 60 and over living on fixed incomes the access to safe, cost-free transportation provides them with a new-found sense of freedom of mobility.

“Our Call-N-Ride bus service is available for medical, social or personal business,” said Director of OCO Transportation Services Gary Mashaw.  “Call-N-Ride provides an invaluable service to our communities and we are pleased to now offer this safe, reliable transportation at no charge for those ages 60 and older.  Over the years our number of riders has more than doubled.  The demand is there and we wish to meet it by making it even more accessible.”

This photo shows several members of Oswego County Visually Impaired (OCVI) boarding an Oswego County Opportunities’ Call-N-Ride bus for a lunch outing.

Launched in 1999 when the Vision Network of Oswego County partnered with Oswego County ARISE, Oswego County Visually Impaired, Oswego County Opportunities and the Oswego County Legislature, OCO’s Call-N-Ride bus service allows people who may not be able drive due to vision loss or other difficulties retain their independence. “Call-N-Ride allows them to schedule doctor visits, hairdresser appointments, go shopping, or visit family and friends. They don’t need to rely on others for rides, and they are much less likely to become isolated,” added Mashaw.

Available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call-N-Ride operates in Oswego County with a schedule that includes specific days each week, or every other week, in zones that have been established by school district. Click here for the full schedule.

Zone 1 – (Sandy Creek, Pulaski, & Mexico School Districts).  The 1st & 3rd Monday of each month.
Zone 2 – (Fulton School District). Tuesday and Thursday each week.
Zone 3 – (Oswego School District). Monday and Wednesday each week.
Zone 4 – (Hannibal, Phoenix, & Central Square School Districts).  Tuesday & Thursday each week.
Zone 5 – (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District).  The 1st & 3rd Friday of each month.

OCO’s Call-N-Ride bus service provides thousands of individual passenger trips ranging from medical visits and business appointments to shopping and social events.  For more information on OCO’s Call-N-Ride bus service, or to schedule a ride, call (315) 598-1514 or toll-free at 1-877-484-3287 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Reservations must be called in at least 3 business days in advance of the need. Cancellations must be called in at least 2 hours before the scheduled pickup.

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