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.
Slogan The "Purrrfect" Ride
Headquarters 1 Danny Circle
Kingston, NY 12401[1]
Locale Ulster County, New York
Service area Ulster County, New York
Service type Fixed-route, deviated fixed-route, commuter
Hubs 3 (New Paltz, UCCC, and Kingston)
Fleet 30[1]
Daily ridership 1224 (weekday)
219 (Saturday)
52 (Sunday)[1]
Fuel type Diesel
Chief executive Robert DiBella
Website Ulster 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]


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
E SUNY Ulster Ellenville
Liberty Square
Route 209
  • All trips continue to/from Route E.
G Kingston
St. Mary's Church
Albany Avenue
Route 9W
K Kingston
Connection to Hudson Valley Mall M Bus Albany Avenue
Foxhall Avenue
  • Zone 1: Kingston
  • Zone 2: Ulster
M Ulster mall circulator Route 9W
Private mall drives
  • 50¢ fare.
CL SUNY Ulster Rosendale
Route 32 park-ride
Route 32 South
SUNY New Paltz Campus
  • Zone 1: Marbletown
  • Zone 2: Rosendale
  • Zone 3: New Paltz
New Paltz
New Paltz
Chestnut Street
Henry DuBois Drive (some trips)
SUNY New Paltz
R Kingston
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
U Kingston
SUNY Ulster Route 209
  • Zone 1: Kingston/Ulster
  • Zone 2: Hurley
  • Zone 3: Marbletown
W New Paltz
Route 32 park-ride
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 Mall
Route 32
Route 17K
  • Zone 1: New Paltz
    (village and town)
  • Zone 2: Plattekill
  • Zone 3: Newburgh
Z Kingston
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
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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Ulster County Area Transit information from the National Transit Database" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  2. ^ Rife, Judy (2008-09-20). "New shuttles will help railroad meet demand". Times Herald-Record. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  3. ^ "UCAT Bus Schedules". Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  4. ^ Hickey, Andrew (2008-08-14). "Ride It Out: County bus patronage on the rise". Woodstock Times. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  5. ^ "Proposed Schedule Changes". Retrieved 2008-10-30. 

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