The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

       

    KINGSTON CITIBUS

     

     

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    5307 ASSISTANCE FOR THE 2016 AND 2017 CALENDAR YEAR

     Public notice hereby made that the City of Kingston is applying for federal and state financial assistance to adminsiter and maintain a public transit program for the Kingston, NY located in Ulster County, NY.  The transportation service will be available to the general public during all hours of operation.  The project is expected to be financed by Federal Section 5307 transportation funds and additional funds to be provided from New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).  The total Federal Share is expected to be $ 935,000. 

     Comments on the proposed project are invited from the general public, private bus and taxi companies, otherpublic transportation providers and human service agencies. Interested parties may comment on the project or obtainmore details about the project by writing to: Toni Roser, Transportation Supervisor, 17 Hoffman Street, Kingston,NY 12401 (845)481-7341. The project is available for review at the KINGSTON CITIBUS, 17 Hoffman Street,Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 481-7341

     

    The projects are as follows:

    • Preventive maintenance for vehicles and facilities for FY2016 and FY 2017
    • Project Administration for FY2016 and FY2017
    • Operating Expenses –Wages, and expenses used to operate Citibus for FY2016 – FY2017

     

     

    Human service agencies that receive assistance from other Federal agencies for non-emergency transportationservices are encouraged to participate and coordinate with the provider in the planning, design and delivery oftransportation services. Agencies may obtain copies of the service proposal and submit proposals for servicecoordination. Private bus and taxi operators may request copies of the project service description from the above namedperson and may submit comments on the service as described.If you wish to comment on any aspect of the proposed project, submit a proposal or a request for servicecoordination or request a public hearing on the project, you must make your interest known in writing within ten days ofthe date of this publication and provide your comments within ten days of your receipt of the project service description.Your requests and/or comments must be forwarded to the above person. 

    If there are no changes to this program of projects, this notice will be the final program of projects. If thereare any changes to the program, it will be published again.

    posted May 1, 2018

     

     

    Information on weather related closings can be found on Facebook, or  by listening to the following radio stations:  WPDH (101.5 FM), WRRV (92.7/96.9 FM),  THE WOLF ( 94.3/97.3 FM)WGHQ (920 AM),WBPM (92.9 FM)WKNY (1020 AM),WRWD (107.3/99.3)

    Listing files in 'Citibus Documents'

    Fixed Route Service

    Fare Information 
    Regular Fare: $1.00 within City limits, $2.00 in Port Ewen; Children 3 years and older $1.00; Transfers $.50; *Tokens Available at $1.00 each. **Veterans ride for FREE.

    Half Fare: $ .50 within the City limits, $1.00 in Port Ewen.  **Half Fare Rides are for seniors over the age of 65 ( drivers license or government issued ID required for proof of age), persons with disabilities or those receiving Medicare during non-peak hours ( a medicare card will be required). Proof will be required when boarding the Citibus.

    Non-peak hours are defined as follows:  6:30 am - 7:30 am; 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

    Bus Passes are also available for Paratransit and Regular Route rides. Paratransit within City of Kingston $2.00.  Paratransit outside City of Kingston $4.00. 

    Check timetable for detailed route and schedule information.

    *Tokens can be purchased at: Kingston City Hall 420 Broadway,Transportation Office, 17 Hoffman Street

    Service Days/Hrs 
    Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
    Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Hourly service 
    -No bus service New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas 
    -Saturday schedule on New Year's Eve and Christmas Eve

    Route: A-Bus 
    Areas Served: North & Delaware, East Union, Sycamore, Wurts, Rondout Gardens, Murray, Delaware, Broadway, Grand Union Plaza, Ames, Main, Wall, Academy Green, U.C. Health Dept., Delaware, Murray, East Union 
    Connections: UCAT,** Adirondack Trailways, ShortLine in Kingston

    Route: B-Bus 
    Areas Served: Hannaford, Ames, Hurley Ave., Howland, Fairview, Merritt, Lucas, Washington, Wall, John, Clinton, Henry, W. O'Reilly, Mary's Ave., Orchard, E. Chester, Clifton, Colonial Gardens, Wrentham, Roosevelt, Albany*** 
    Connections: UCAT,** Adirondack Trailways, ShortLine in Kingston

    Route: C-Bus 
    Areas Served: Greenkill, Clinton, Grand Union, Ames, Fair, Academy Green, Albany, Foxhall, Broadway, Delaware, Murray, Port Ewen*, BOCES, Abeel, Wilber, Mental Health Infirmary( upon request), Jail (upon request), Gateway*** 
    Connections: UCAT,** Adirondack Trailways, ShortLine in Kingston

    Paratransit Service

    The City of Kingston Paratransit service complies with the ADA (Americans with Disablities Act) which offers customized service to those who are senior citizens or have a disability.  This service is available Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 7:30 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.  An application must be filled out and approved.  Upon approval, reservations will need to be made for next day service.  Rules and regulations are listed in the Paratransit application.   Click here for application

    * note: not all stops made on all trips; check timetable for detailed route information 
    ** call for locations and times 
    ***limited demand response service available

    The City of Kingston is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination under Title VI, you  may file a complaint. All complaints can be directed to: Kingston Citibus, 17 Hoffman Street, Kingston, NY 12401, attention Transportation Supervisor.

     

    City of Kingston Citibus, “Citibus” is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities in all programs, services, and activities. Citibus recognizes that, in order to have equally effective opportunities and benefits, individuals with disabilities may need reasonable modifications to policies and procedures. Citibus will adhere to all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable modifications, as necessary, to afford equal access to programs for persons with disabilities. Citibus does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, participation in, or receipt of services and benefits under any transit program or activity. Citibus will take appropriate steps to ensure that persons with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate.
    No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of Citibus, or be subject to discrimination by Citibus. To ensure equality and fairness, Citibus will make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to all of its services.
    Exceptions would include modifications that:
    • Cause a direct threat to the health and/or safety of others;
    • Result in a fundamental alteration of the nature of the service;
    • Are not necessary in order for the individual with a disability to fully utilize Citibus transportation services
    • would cause an undue financial and administrative burden if granted
    Anyone who would like to request a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a Citibus transportation service can send their request to:
    Toni Roser
    Transit Supervisor
    City of Kingston Citibus
    14 Hoffman Street
    Kingston, New York 12401
    Office: (845) 331-3725
    Fax: (845) 331-3362
    Email: troser@kingston-ny.gov

    The full Reasonable Modification Policy can be found at    https://www.kingston-ny.gov/content/8399/8469/8473/default.aspx

     

    Contact Information

    17 Hoffman Street 
    Kingston, NY 12401 

    Transit Supervisor 
    Toni Roser
    Phone: (845) 331-3725 
    Fax:  (845) 331-3362
    Email