Middletown launches free bus service for holidays (VIDEO)

Originally published in Mid Hudson News on .
Senator Skoufis and Middletown Mayor Destefano riding on a Middletown bus

Middletown area residents will be able to hop on a TransitOrange bus for free from now through April in the new year thanks to $60,000 in state funding secured by Senator James Skoufis.

When Skoufis obtained state transportation department funding for TransitOrange Newburgh-area routes during last winter’s months, ridership jumped 138 percent.

“At a time when families are struggling to make ends meet, I’m delighted to provide this free access to Middletown area bus transit,” the senator said. “No matter their financial situation or how nasty the weather gets, folks need to be able to get to appointments, visit friends and family, and stay connected. Our success in Newburgh last year proved there’s hunger for expanded public transportation access, and Middletown’s program could serve as a pilot for expanded access all year round.”

  • Four routes will be served with the no-cost transportation:
  • Route 1 – Highland Ave/Tall Oaks/Summitfield/Community Campus
  • Route 2– David Moore Hts/ShopRite (Dolson Ave)/Middlecrest Crossing/Amchir/OCCC
  • Route 3– Walmart/Galleria/Crystal Run Healthcare/Orange Regional Medical Center
  • Route 4– Senior Way/Aldi/ShopRite (211)/Price Chopper