Reduced bus fares to be available for seniors

Clinton County Public Transit, in coordination with the Clinton County Office for the Aging has identified the senior population (those 60 years of age and older) as needing reduced fares on all CCPT routes.

This proposal was approved by the Clinton County Legislature Oct. 14, with the new fares going into effect Nov. 1. The fares for one-way trips will change as follows:

Current New

Route Fare Fare

Shuttles $0.50 $0.50 (No Change)

City Routes $1.00 $0.50

Rural Routes $2.00 $1.00

Seton Express $0.50 $0.50 (No Change)

City Paratransit $2.00 $1.00

Rural Paratransit $3.50 $1.50

Transfers to City Routes $0.50 $0.50 (No Change)

Transfers to Rural Routes $1.50 $1.50 (No Change)

Commuter Pass $20.00 $10.00

Tokens $1.00 $0.50

We have devised a "Senior Pass" which will be available at the Clinton County Planning Office, 135 Margaret St., Suite 124, Plattsburgh N.Y. 12901. To obtain the Senior Pass you need to show a valid picture ID which includes your birthdate in order to verify your age. You must show your senior pass each time you use the bus to get the reduced fare. It is our hope that this will assist seniors in their ability to use the CCPT system to get where they need to go.

The Senior Connection is a column provided by the Clinton County Office for the Aging. For more information about services for senior citizens, contact their office at 135 Margaret St., Suite 105, Plattsburgh or call them at 565-4620.

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