Ulster County Area Transit

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Ulster County Area Transit
Ulster County Area Transit logo.png
UCAT Orion 35.jpg
UCAT #35 lays over in New Paltz.
SloganUCAT, We'll Take U There
Headquarters1 Danny Circle
Kingston, NY 12401[1]
LocaleUlster County, New York
Service areaUlster County, New York
Service typeFixed-route, deviated fixed-route, commuter
Hubs3 (New Paltz, UCCC, and Kingston)
Fleet30[1]
Daily ridership1224 (weekday)
219 (Saturday)
52 (Sunday)[1]
Fuel typeDiesel
Chief executiveRobert DiBella
WebsiteUlster County Area Transit

Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) is the county-owned operator of bus transportation in Ulster County, New York, providing fixed-route, deviated-fixed route, and commuter transit, except within the city of Kingston, where the local Kingston Citibus provides public transit.

Service area[edit]

UCAT provides service primarily in the corridors of the major state and U.S. highways traversing Ulster County, servicing primarily the Route 209, Route 28, Route 32, Route 9W and Route 299 corridors. Service is also provided out of the county to Poughkeepsie[2] and Newburgh for connections with Metro-North Railroad at Poughkeepsie, and Short Line Bus in Newburgh and Ellenville.[3] Within Ulster County, connections are available to Trailways of New York inter-city and commuter services to both New York City and Albany.[4][5]

Routes[edit]

The full route is given. UCAT is a fixed route provider with complementary paratransit mirroring the fixed route time tables and servicing an area 1 1/2 miles on either side of the fixed route. In 2010, the routes were given letters (previously, routes were identified by destination only). Those are also denoted in the table below.

Weekday service[edit]

Route Terminals Via Fare zones Notes
CL SUNY Ulster New Paltz
Route 32 park-ride
Route 32 South
SUNY New Paltz Campus
  • Zone 1: Marbletown
  • Zone 2: Rosendale
  • Zone 3: New Paltz
E SUNY Ulster Ellenville
Liberty Square
Route 209
  • Some trips continued to/from Route E1 until Route E1 was discontinued on April 1, 2013.
K Kingston
Hannaford
Connection to Hudson Valley Mall MALL Bus Albany Avenue
Foxhall Avenue
Broadway
  • Zone 1: Kingston
  • Zone 2: Ulster
KPL Kingston
Hannaford
Marlboro
St. Mary's Church
Albany Avenue
Broadway
Route 9W
MALL Ulster mall circulator Route 9W
Private mall drives
None
  • 50¢ fare.
NPL New Paltz
BOCES
Chestnut Street
Henry DuBois Drive (some trips)
SUNY New Paltz
None
R Kingston
Hannaford
New Paltz
Trailways terminal
Old Kingston Road
  • Zone 1: Kingston
  • Zone 2: Ulster
  • Zone 3: Rosendale
  • Zone 4: New Paltz
  • Some trips continue to/from Route W.
S Hudson Valley Mall Saugerties
Post Office
Route 9W
  • Zone 1: Ulster
  • Zone 2: Saugerties
  • Some trips continued to/from Route F until Route F was discontinued on April 1, 2013.
U Kingston
Hannaford
SUNY Ulster Route 209
  • Zone 1: Kingston/Ulster
  • Zone 2: Hurley
  • Zone 3: Marbletown
UPL New Paltz
Trailways terminal
Highland
Bridgeview Plaza
Route 299
New Paltz Road
Route 9W
W New Paltz
Route 32 park-ride
Plattekill
Post Office
Route 208
New Hurley Road
Route 32
  • AM trip operates via Wallkill, Plattekill, and Modena.
  • PM trip operates via Modena, Plattekill, and Wallkill.
  • Trips continue to/from Kingston via Route R.
X New Paltz
Trailways terminal
Newburgh
Newburgh Mall
Route 32
Route 17K
  • Zone 1: New Paltz
    (village and town)
  • Zone 2: Plattekill
  • Zone 3: Newburgh
Z Kingston
Hannaford
Pine Hill
Main Street and Elm Street
Route 28
Route 375
  • Zone 1: Kingston
  • Zone 2: Ulster
  • Zone 3: Woodstock and Hurley
  • Zone 4: Olive
  • Zone 5: Shandaken
LINK Rosendale
Route 32 park-ride
Poughkeepsie
Metro-North/Amtrak station
Route 32
Route 299
From Poughkeepsie:
  • Zone 2: Highland
  • Zone 4: New Paltz
  • Zone 5: Rosendale

Weekend service[edit]

On Saturdays, the following services operate:

  • Ulster-Poughkeepsie LINK
  • Route K (weekday route)
  • Route S (weekday route)
  • Route E (weekday route)
  • Route Z (weekday route)

On Sundays, only the Ulster-Poughkeepsie LINK operates.

Former Routes[edit]

Route Terminals Via Fare zones Notes
E1 Ellenville
Liberty Square
Spring Glen
Old Route 209 and
Spring Glen Road
Route 209
  • Zone 1: Ellenville village
  • Zone 2: Wawarsing
    (excluding Ellenville)
  • All trips continued to/from Route E.
  • Discontinued on April 1, 2013.[6][7]
F Woodstock
Route 212 and
Rock City Road
Saugerties
Post Office
Route 212
  • Zone 1: Woodstock
  • Zone 2: Saugerties
  • All trips continued to/from Route S.
  • Discontinued on April 1, 2013.[8][9]
G Kingston
Hannaford
Marlboro
St. Mary's Church
Albany Avenue
Broadway
Route 9W
H New Paltz
Trailways terminal
Highland
Bridgeview Plaza
Route 299
New Paltz Road
Route 9W
  • Renamed Route UPL on April 1, 2013.[11][12]
M Ulster mall circulator Route 9W
Private mall drives
None
  • 50¢ fare.
  • Renamed Route MALL on April 1, 2013.[13][14]
N SUNY Ulster Rosendale
Route 32 park-ride
Route 213
Lucas Avenue
  • Zone 1: Marbletown
  • Zone 2: Rosendale
  • Extended to New Paltz and renamed Route CL on April 1, 2013.[15]
New Paltz
loop
New Paltz
BOCES
Chestnut Street
Henry DuBois Drive (some trips)
SUNY New Paltz
None
  • Renamed Route NPL on April 1, 2013.[16][17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ulster County Area Transit information from the National Transit Database" (PDF). Retrieved February 21, 2010.
  2. ^ Rife, Judy (September 20, 2008). "New shuttles will help railroad meet demand". Times Herald-Record. Retrieved October 30, 2008.
  3. ^ "UCAT Bus Schedules". Retrieved October 30, 2008.
  4. ^ Hickey, Andrew (August 14, 2008). "Ride It Out: County bus patronage on the rise". Woodstock Times. Retrieved October 30, 2008.
  5. ^ "Proposed Schedule Changes". Retrieved October 30, 2008.
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130306091715/http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/ucat/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110813192421/http://co.ulster.ny.us/ucat/schedule.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110813192421/http://co.ulster.ny.us/ucat/schedule.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150918105930/http://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/ulster-county-area-transit. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130306091715/http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/ucat/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110813192421/http://co.ulster.ny.us/ucat/schedule.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130306091715/http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/ucat/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110813192421/http://co.ulster.ny.us/ucat/schedule.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  16. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130306091715/http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/ucat/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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