Sullivan County, NY...On Friday morning, November 22 at 9:02 am, State Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42) will be boarding a Move Sullivan bus from the Main X from Sureway - Liberty (Route B) stop to showcase the first five-day-a-week County-provided mass transit in Sullivan’s 210-year history. Expanding affordable public transportation is high on the Senator’s list of priorities for both economic and environmental reasons; public transportation provides access to educational and job opportunities for people who do not drive or own a car, and reduces energy consumption and pollution by reducing the number of individual vehicles on the road.
“I commend Sullivan County for taking this big and important step to expand public transportation availability in this rural county, and I encourage residents to take full advantage of this great new transportation opportunity," said Senator Metzger. "I look forward to riding the bus on November 22, and invite constituents to join me on the currently-free ride through the beautiful county."
Regular Move Sullivan loop routes run 7:30 am through 5:30 pm, and $2-per-ride fares go into effect on January 2, 2020. The schedule is available www.MoveSullivan.com and riders who catch the Senator on the bus are encouraged to use the hashtag #MoveSullivan on their social media platforms.
Route B stops to join Senator Metzger on November 22:
Main X from Sureway - Liberty -- 9:02 am
Colonial Square, Liberty -- 9:12 am
Community Ln./Sunset Lk. (DSS Complex) -- 9:22 am
SUNY Sullivan -- 9:30 am
Main St., Hurleyville Art Center -- 9:35 am
Griff Court by Ingber Park, So. Falls. -- 9:42 am
Rte. 42 at Thompson Square, Monticello -- 9:45 am
Prior to its August 19 service debut, Sullivan County only offered once-a-week bus and van transport to and from the towns of Delaware and Highland, primarily geared to the medical appointment and shopping needs of senior citizens. Now, Move Sullivan includes two routes (each of which has a morning express and a full-day local) with buses travelling in opposite directions, stopping at more than 15 locations along the way, including Monticello, Liberty, Loch Sheldrake, Hurleyville, and South Fallsburg.
“We’re incredibly excited to show Senator Metzger why close to 700 riders every week choose Move Sullivan as their way to get to work, to stores, to healthcare appointments, to restaurants and more,” Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek stated. “The response to this new service has vastly exceeded our expectations, and we plan to invest in enhancing that service in the years to come. It’s obvious the community values affordable public transportation, and we’re grateful for the Senator’s support in promoting and expanding this initiative.”