2021 PUTNAM TRANSIT BUS SCHEDULE
Bold – indicates Transit Connections (MTA, HART, BEE LINE)
(~) – indicates no service for that time frame
(*) – indicates snow routes only
O/C – indicates that this stop is “On-Call.” Call 878-RIDE (7433)
˅ – indicates passengers should be at stop based on previous printed timeout
Delays: Tune into WHUD 100.7 FM for announcement of delays which may occur due to weather, construction, traffic conditions, or other circumstances beyond our control. Service to certain areas may be temporarily terminated. A notice will be posted on buses regarding such problems. Or you may call (845) 878-RIDE (7433)
Information: Call (845) 878-RIDE (7433) Monday thru Friday, 4:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT SATURDAY SERVICE ONLY EXTENDS FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM. THERE IS NO SATURDAY SERVICE ON PART 3. NO STOPS AT OFFICE FOR SENIOR RESOURCES/DSS.***
Holidays: Bus system does not operate on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Fares: $2.50 One-Way. Seniors & Disabled with Office for Aging I.D. card, MTA (disabled) card, Medicare card, and/or a Half-Fare card issued by the Putnam County Planning Department are acceptable proof for half-fare ($1.25). Children under 13 ($1.25) no I.D. required. Students ($1.25) with a student I.D. card. Infants ride free. Transfers (.75¢) or (.25¢) for seniors/disabled. Exact Change Required. Please have money ready when boarding. Transfers are made at the Department of Social Services building at the Donald Smith County Campus. Transfers apply only on one continuous trip within a 60-minute time period on same day issued.
Monthly Passes & Ticket Books available by calling or applying in person at the Department of Planning, Development, & Public Transportation (845) 878-3480. Unitickets are available through Metro North Rail Stations.
Schedule: PART operates a “flag” system. The bus will serve riders anywhere along the route, boarding or departing. Locations on the schedule are time and reference points and are not the only places buses will stop. Riders should “flag” the bus to be picked up and should be on the side of the road in which the bus will be travelling. Bus shelters are not bus stops – use the “flag” system. Times are approximate! The only stops in Putnam Plaza are at Top’s and the Dollar Store. Riders should be at bus top at least 5 minutes before scheduled time. Transit connections listed below.
Paratransit Service: Available by calling (845) 878-RIDE (7433), between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the day preceding service. If Putnam Transit service is on snow routes, then Paratransit will be comparable to the snow route. Fare: $3.25 One-Way. Available only to eligible passengers who have applied for and received a Paratransit I.D. card. To apply, call (845) 878-3480.
BEE Line Connections (Westchester County)
Route 16 (Peekskill/Yorktown) at Mahopac Village Center, Somers Commons and JV Mall on PART 2.
Route 77 (Taconic Express Carmel, Yorktown, White Plains) at Route 52 & Route 6 on PART 5 and Somers Commons on PART 2.
HART Connections (Housatonic Area Regional Transit)
3 Route (Mill Plain Road – Brewster) & Shuttle Danbury – Brewster at Brewster Village MTA Station on PART 1.
Bus Routes & Schedules
What is Paratransit?
PART Paratransit is an origin-to-destination transportation system for those Putnam residents who are unable to use the PART public transportation due to a physical or mental disability. PART Paratransit operates specially modified vans to transport riders with a range of disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs.
Whois eligible to use Paratransit?
A person may be eligible to use PART Paratransit under the following guidelines:
- Service shall be provided to those persons within 3/4-mile of a PART fixed-route and have a destination that is within 3/4-mile of a PART fixed-route. THIS IS NOT A COUNTYWIDE SERVICE.
- Service is complementary to the PART fixed-route. It is for persons with physical or mental disabilities who are unable to use accessible fixed-route transit service or for wheelchair persons on days when only a non-accessible bus is operating on the fixed-route.
- Service is provided only after a certification process, which includes certification by a medical doctor, psychiatrist, ophthalmologist or optometrist affirming that an individual is unable to ride on public transportation due to a disability.
- Age by itself does not entitle a person to use Paratransit.
- Disabled visitors who reside in a location outside of Putnam County and have been ADA Certified by the jurisdiction in which they reside are eligible for 21 days of service over a one-year period beginning on the day service was first rendered. After this time, they must be certified by Putnam County.
- Disabled visitors who have no documentation and reside in a location outside of Putnam County are presumed eligible for paratransit service for 21 days over a one-year period beginning on the day service was first rendered. After this time, they must be certified by Putnam County.
When does Paratransit operate?
Paratransit operates at the same time and the same days as the PART fixed-route transit service. If the PART fixed-route service is operating on snow routes, then Paratransit service will be comparable to the snow route.
How much does it cost to be on Paratransit?
A Paratransit one-way trip currently costs $3.25. A trip begins when a person gets on the bus and ends when a person gets off the bus.
May a ride take a companion on Paratransit?
A Paratransit rider may be accompanied by one personal care attendant and/or one personal companion. A personal care attendant is considered a person traveling as an aide to facilitate the travel of a person with a disability. A personal care attendant will not be charged a fare. A companion means a person other than an attendant who may be traveling with a disabled person. A companion will pay the same fare as the person with the disability. Additional companions may be allowed if space is available. All personal companions and attendants must have the same origin and destination points. Service animals are also allowed at no charge.
How much assistance can the drivers offer riders?
Because Paratransit is an origin-to-destination service, riders must be able to meet the van outside their homes. Drivers cannot go into riders’ homes or carry riders or wheelchairs up or down stairs. Paratransit drivers do help riders board the van; they lock down wheelchairs and secure all seat belts. At the riders’ destination, the driver will help the rider off the van.
Are there any other restrictions?
All passengers in wheelchairs that are transported on a Paratransit vehicle must have the wheelchair secured in the provided securement devices in the designated locations on the vehicle. In no case will a wheelchair passenger be allowed to ride in the aisle.
The operator reserves the right to negotiate trip scheduling within one hour of the requested time. Paratransit is not a taxi or limousine service, your trip may be combined with one or more other trip requests.
A maximum of 50% of the system capacity can be dedicated any time of the day to subscription service. Paratransit may be used as a feeder bus to the regular fixed-route bus.
If a rider has three or more missed trips (no-shows and/or late cancellations) within a 30-day period, this will enact a review of their trips to determine the existence of a pattern or practice of missed trips. The rider’s frequency of use and proportion of trips missed will be analyzed in this review. If it is determined that the rider has established a pattern or practice of missed trips, the rider will be in violation of the County’s No Show/Late Cancellation Policy and will be sent a letter indicating the dates of the violations
A person, whose behavior threatens or has threatened the safety of Paratransit personnel or other passengers, may be denied service or have service suspended.
How does one apply to Paratransit?
Call any one of the following numbers and ask for an application: (845) 878-3480; (845) 878-7433
Or, Write to: Putnam County Department of Planning,
Development & Public Transportation
841 Fair Street
Carmel, NY 10512
A completed application will take no longer than 21 days to process from the date it is received by the Putnam County Planning Department.
How do you arrange a Paratransit trip?
Once you are certified and receive your ID card, you simply call (845) 878-7433 during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day preceding desired service.
When you make the call, simply say you are calling to schedule a Paratransit trip. You will be asked your name; address; card ID number; when you want to leave and return; your destination; if you have special needs; and a phone number where you can be reached. If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, please call with the cancellation.
- Paratransit Application
- Paratransit Application (Espanol)
- Paratransit Brochure
- Paratransit Brochure (Espanol)
Civil Rights Policy: Title VI
NOTICE PUTNAM COUNTY TRANSIT OPERATIONS PROTECTION UNDER TITLE VI
- Putnam County operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the County of Putnam.
- For more information on the Putnam County’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact Vincent Tamagna at 845-878-3480 ext. 48109; or email firstname.lastname@example.org ; or visit our office at 841 Fair Street, Carmel, New York 10512.
- A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration at the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.
- If information is needed in another language, contact Vincent Tamagna at 845-878-3480 ext. 48109.
- Title VI Complaint Form
- Title VI Complaint Procedures
AVISO SISTEMA DE TRANSPORTE DEL CONDADO DE PUTNAM PROTECCIÓN BAJO EL TÍTULO VI
- El Condado de Putnam opera sus programas y servicios sin considerar rasa, color e origen nacional acuerdo con Titulo VI del Acto de Derechos Civil. Persona(s) que sienten que han sufrido bajo cualquier acto discriminatorio bajo Titulo VI puede someter una queja con el Condado de Putnam.
- Para mas informacion bajo el programa de derechos civil del Condado de Putnam y manera de someter una queja, por favor contacte 845-878-3480 ext. 48109; o email email@example.com; o visite oficina localizada en 841 Fair Street, Carmel, NY 10512.
- Un protesto se puede sumeter directamente al Federal Transit Administration localizada en la Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.
- Si mas informacion se necesita en otro idioma, por favor contacte Vincent Tamagna 845-878-3480 ext. 48109.
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