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Ribbon-cutting for new CCPT facility marks completion of seven-year project

"Dollar for dollar, it's almost as good a buy for the local taxpayers as the old airport building that we overlook," Langley said, referring to the investment made in the development of Plattsburgh International Airport. "I know I speak for all of the legislators on the transportation committee when I tell you they are very proud of this building."

"Clinton County Public Transit is a great success," said state DOT representative Stephanie Mielnik, "and with this garage, I can see it having much more success in the future."

The CCPT began its operation Feb. 14, 1983, then known as the Clinton Area Rural Transit, or CART, system. The service began with three 12-passenger vans traveling from the city to rural locations and averaged 7,215 passengers a year. The operation has since expanded to its fleet of 16 buses which includes two senior and two paratransit buses. The service consists of three intracity routes and rural routes to Rouses Point, Champlain, Mooers, Churbusco, Ausable, Riverview, Standish, Peru and other locations annually serving approximately 150,000 passengers.

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