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PART operates four fixed routes year round in addition to a seasonal trolley in Cold Spring and a commuter shuttle to the Metro North Station at Croton Falls. Half-Fare is available to those who apply and meet necessary requirements. 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.

Transportation Updates

  • The PART system is currently running ON SCHEDULE.
  • Cold Spring Trolley resumes service Saturday, May 28th, 2022.
  • In order to maintain social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID 19 all transit riders are to wear masks.
  • No entry to the bus unless you are wearing a mask.

General Information

General Information

2021 PUTNAM TRANSIT BUS SCHEDULE

General Information

Timetable:

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.

Transit Connections

BEE Line Connections (Westchester County)

Route 16 (Peekskill/Yorktown) at Mahopac Village Center, Somers Commons and JV Mall on PART 2.

http://transportation.westchestergov.com/images/stories/Schedules/Rte16Summer18R.pdf

Route 77 (Taconic Express Carmel, Yorktown, White Plains) at Route 52 & Route 6 on PART 5 and Somers Commons on PART 2.

https://transportation.westchestergov.com/images/stories/Schedules/rte77summ21.pdf

HART Connections (Housatonic Area Regional Transit)

3 Route (Mill Plain Road – Brewster) & Shuttle Danbury – Brewster at Brewster Village MTA Station on PART 1.

http://www.hartransit.com/sites/default/files/Hart-system%20map%20loop_22018.pdf

http://www.hartransit.com/sites/default/files/Hart-system%20map%20city_22018.pdf

Información (Español)

Horario de los Autobuses de Putnam para El Año 2021

Información

Horario:

Bold – indica que se puede hacer connección con Transit (MTA, HART, BEE LINE)

(~) – significa que no hay servicio en este horario

(*) – significa rutas de emergencia durante tormentas de nieve

O/C –significa que el autobús solo para si usted lo pide por anticipado llamando al 878-RIDE (7433)

˅ – indica que los pasajeros deben esperar en las paradas en los horarios escritos en el horario del autobús

Retrasos: Puede escuchar información por la radio: WHUD 100.7, donde habrá avisos cuando hay retrasos por mal tiempo, debido a construcción en las calles, problemas de tráfico, o cualquier otro problema que afecte el servicio de autobús. En casos extremos, podría ser necesario suspender el servicio de autobús temporalmente. Trataremos de avisarle a los pasajeros avisos en los autobuses. También usted puede llamar para más información (845) 878-7433.

Información: (845) 878-7433 Estamos abiertos de Lunes a Viernes de 4:15 a.m. a las 8:15 p.m.; Sábados 7:30 a.m. a las 5:30 p.m.

***TEN EN CUENTA QUE EL SÁBADO SOLO SE EXTIENDE DE 8 AM A 6 PM. NO HAY SERVICIO SÁBADO EN PART 3. NO HAY SERVICO OFFICE FOR SENIOR RESOURCES/DSS***

Feriados: El servicio de autobús no opera los siguientes feriados: Año Nuevo, Día del Recuerdo, Cuatro de Julio, Día del Trabajo, El Día de Acción de Gracias, y El Día de Navidad.

Costo del Pasaje: $2.50 cada vía. Personas mayores de edad y personas incapacitadas pagan ($1.25), pero deben presentar una identificación de la oficina de personas mayores del condado de Putnam, o del MTA, o la tarjeta del Medicare o la tarjeta emitida por el Departamento de Planeamiento del condado de Putnam. Niño menores de 13 años pagan ($1.25). Estudiantes ($1.25), con identificación estudiantil. Infantes o bebés viajan gratis. Boletos de transferencia cuestan (.75¢) o (.25¢) para las personas mayores o incapacitados. Debe Tener Cambio Exacto Para Usar Los Autobuses. Todas las transferencias se hacen en el centro comercial de “Departamento de Social Servicios del Donald Smith County Campus” en Carmel. Las transferencias se pueden usar en un viaje continuo, a ser  usado en 60 minutos en el mismo día que es emitido.

Pasajes Mensuales o Libros de Pasajes: Se pueden comprar llamando al teléfono: (845) 878-3480 o presentados en persona el Departamento de Planeamiento. Unitickets se venden en las estaciones de tren de “Metro North.”

Horario: Los autobuses pueden parar en cualquier lugar de la ruta indicada. Puede sacar la mano para que el autobús se detenga. Si espera en una parada, saque la mano igualmente. Conexiones de tránsito enumeradas a continuación.

El Servicio de Para-Transito: (Para personas incapacitadas) Debe pedir este servicio con 24 horas de anticipación, llamando al teléfono (845) 878-7433. Horario de oficina: de las 9 a las 5 de la tarde. Si el servicio de autobús está usando una ruta de emergencia, el servicio de Para-Transito también usara la misma, ruta de emergencia. Costo: $3.25 cada vía. Para usar este servicio especial, debe aplicar para recibir una identificación para personas incapacitadas. Por favor, llame al (845) 878-3480.

Transit Connections

BEE Line Connections (Westchester County)

Route 16 (Peekskill/Yorktown) at Mahopac Village Center, Somers Commons and JV Mall on PART 2.

http://transportation.westchestergov.com/images/stories/Schedules/Rte16Summer18R.pdf

Route 77 (Taconic Express Carmel, Yorktown, White Plains) at Route 52 & Route 6 on PART 5 and Somers Commons on PART 2.

http://transportation.westchestergov.com/images/stories/Schedules/Fall17Rte77.pdf

HART Connections (Housatonic Area Regional Transit)

3 Route (Mill Plain Road – Brewster) & Shuttle Danbury – Brewster at Brewster Village MTA Station on PART 1.

http://www.hartransit.com/sites/default/files/Hart-system%20map%20loop_22018.pdf

http://www.hartransit.com/sites/default/files/Hart-system%20map%20city_22018.pdf

Policy & Procedures Manual

Putnam County Transportation Department
POLICY & PROCEDURES MANUAL
PART System
Fixed Route & Complementary
Paratransit Service

Click here to view the PART Policy & Procedures Manual – August 2022

Southeast Rail Study

The Southeast, NY-to-Danbury, CT Rail Link Feasibility Study (the “study”) evaluated the restoration of passenger rail service on the southern Beacon Line, an approximate 11-mile rail corridor between the Southeast and/or Brewster Stations on the MTA Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem Line in New York and the Danbury Station on the State of Connecticut/Metro-North Danbury Line in Connecticut. Approximately five miles of the existing rail corridor is located within New York and six miles are located in Connecticut. The proposed rail service would operate alongside sections of the almost complete Maybrook Bikeway and generally parallel to Interstate I-84. The study undertook assessments of existing physical conditions, land use, environmental, economic and community-sensitive sections as well as other factors that could affect the development of the rail corridor.

The 48-mile Beacon Line was completed in 1882 between Beacon, New York, on what is now Metro-North’s Hudson Line, and Danbury, Connecticut, as a link between the Hudson River and railroads throughout New England. In the early 20th century, the section of the Beacon Line from Hopewell Junction east into Connecticut became part of the New Haven Railroad's Maybrook Line, which was a significant freight artery across the former Poughkeepsie Bridge. The 41-mile portion of the
line from Beacon to the Connecticut state line was purchased by Metro-North in 1995. In addition, Metro-North has trackage rights on the portion of the line east of the Connecticut border, now owned by the Housatonic Railroad, as far east as Danbury.

Assuming specific environmental concerns can be successfully addressed through future, more detailed analysis, the study found that the Southeast-to-Danbury Rail-Link is technically feasible and could operate without degrading other Metro-North services. A potential Rail Link, as defined by the study, would provide an improved transit option between Southeast, New York, and Danbury, Connecticut, carrying substantive numbers of existing and new riders, reducing commute times and traffic congestion on I-684 and I-84, and improving opportunities to enhance the local economies through the creation of jobs, new housing, and commercial development.

Bus Routes & Schedule

PART
2022 Schedules
Mahopac-Croton Falls
Commuter Shuttle
PART
Route 1
PART
Route 2
PART
Route 3
PART
Route 5
Cold Spring
Trolley Schedule
Cold Spring
Trolley AM Route
Cold Spring
Trolley PM Route North
Cold Spring
Trolley PM Route South

Paratransit

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.

Who is 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 rider 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.

Forms

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 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 (Español)

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 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.

Legal Notices

No Legal Notices at this time.

Contact Us

Closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
For any ADA, Title VI, or general complaints please feel free to contact the Transportation Manager at (845) 878-3480 ext. 48109.

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