Broome County Transit

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Broome County Transit
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BC Transit buses on the Binghamton University campus, May 2008.
Headquarters 413 Old Mill Road, Vestal
Service area Broome County, New York
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 18
Stops 900+
Fuel type Diesel, Diesel-electric hybrid, CNG
Website ridebctransit.com

Broome County Transit, popularly branded as B.C. Transit, is the public transportation system serving Broome County, New York, which includes the city of Binghamton and surrounding communities.

B.C. Transit's logo is that of the character Thor from the comic strip B.C., drawn by Endicott native Johnny Hart.[1] The "B.C." is also based (very) loosely on one of the logos from that comic strip as well.[citation needed]

History[edit]

BC Transit logo on bus with black ribbon mourning the death of "B.C." cartoonist Johnny Hart.

B.C. Transit was founded in 1968 when Broome County took over the assets of the private Triple Cities Traction Corporation, a takeover similar to those that took place in Rochester and Schenectady years prior. Unlike those city's transit systems, which became part of public benefit corporations, B.C. Transit is still owned and operated by the county (Department of Public Transportation) and is the largest such operator in Upstate New York (third largest overall in the state).

At the time of B.C. Transit's formation, they inherited the token stock of Triple Cities Traction Corporation and that company's predecessor, the Binghamton Railway Company[citation needed]. These same tokens, some dating back to the turn of the 20th century, circulated until B.C. Transit phased out the token at the end of 2005 when they went to electronic fare collection.

Routes and Services[edit]

  • 3 Park Ave
  • 5 Vestal Ave
  • 7 Clinton St
  • 8 Front St
  • 12 Conklin Ave
  • 15 Leroy St
  • 17 Legacy Bay
  • 23 Riverside Dr
  • 28 Robinson St
  • 35M Endicott (Binghamton to Endicott via Main St)
  • 35W Endicott (Binghamton to Endicott via Watson Boulevard)
  • 35x Express (Binghamton to Endicott via Main St But bypasses Oakdale Mall)
  • 35o Oakdale Mall (Binghamton to Oakdale Mall (same route as the other 35 routes but only as far as Oakdale Mall doesn't go to Endicott)
  • 40 Chenango St
  • 47 Vestal
  • 51 Kirkwood Commuter
  • 53 Corporate Park
  • 55 Endwell Shuttle
  • 57 Shoppers Special
  • 59 West Corners Shuttle

Dial-a-Ride Services[edit]

  • B.C. Lift: Paratransit service for those who are physically unable to ride regular fixed-route services and live within the B.C. Transit operating area as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • B.C. Country: Dial-a-ride service for those who live in areas of Broome County not served by fixed-route transit service, which connects those communities to Binghamtonfares are $2.00
  • OFA Mini-Bus: Service of the Broome County Office for Aging that provides door-to-door service for persons age 60 and over on request during weekday hours.

Fares and Passes[edit]

The regular cash fare on fixed route service is $2.00 per ride, with free transfers available at designated interchanges. Discounted multi-ride cards are available. Senior citizens, those with permanent disabilities or who are legally blind ride for $1.00 with a Medicare card, Yellow OFA Card (Office of Aging)and BC Transit disability ID.

Monthly unlimited ride passes are $70, ($44 discounted). Students at Binghamton University ride for free (although paid by the university) with their BU ID Card, persons attending Davis College and BCC may purchase a discounted student pass with proof of full-time student status. High school students can ride directly to and from school with their school ID card between the hours of 6-9am and 2-5pm weekdays.

Fleet[edit]

Current Fleet[edit]

An Interior View of a B.C. Transit Bus

(All buses are Wheelchair-accessible Handicapped/disabled access) Handicapped/disabled access

Future Fleet[edit]

Past Fleet[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]