October 31, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dennis Doyle, Director
Ulster County Transportation Council
Tel: (845) 340-3340
November 13, 2017
Public Invited To Learn About Future Options For Kingston Citibus and Ulster County Area Transit
Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein, Chairman of the Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC), invites the public to attend a pubic meeting to learn about the proposed integration of the City and County public transit systems and options for improving service in the Kingston area. The meeting will be held at Kingston City Hall Council Chambers on Monday, November 13th from 4:00 – 7:30pm. An open house format will begin at 4:00pm to allow individuals to review project materials and speak directly with project staff; a formal presentation will begin at 6:00pm followed by opportunity for the public to provide input.
Project staff will discuss the results of the work that has been conducted over the course of the past year examining the opportunities and costs associated with merging transit operations in the Kingston area into a single system operated by Ulster County. Work accomplished to date can be found on the project website at: http://ulstercountyny.gov/planning/planning/active-studies/transit-system-integration
The project has identified opportunities to increase cooperation, improve service and, if possible, decrease taxpayer costs by moving to a single public transit provider. Recommendations follow the results of public surveys and route optimization analysis that was done as part of the analysis. Final decisions regarding integration rest with the elected officials of the City of Kingston and Ulster County.
The planning effort has been directed by Ulster County Transportation Council, in cooperation with staff from the City of Kingston, Ulster County, and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Staff from these agencies and the consulting team will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have. All local residents are encouraged to attend.
The Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its metropolitan transportation planning process on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or economic status, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations. Individuals in need of special accommodations are encouraged to contact Brian Slack (firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 334-5590) prior to the meeting so that arrangements can be discussed.
Transit System Integration