January 13, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Meeting Regarding City of Kingston Proposed Base Fare and Providing an Opportunity for Public Comment on UCAT Red, Yellow and Blue Routes to be held on February 10, 2019 at UCAT Offices
The Public is invited to attend a meeting and provide comment on the proposed fare structure effective April 1, 2020 for the Red, Yellow and Blue Routes operating in the City of Kingston.
The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 pm on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Ulster County Area Transit, 2nd floor training room, located at 1 Danny Circle in the Golden Hill Complex in Kingston. The meeting can be accessed by using UCAT’s 5:00 p.m. Red Route Bus from the Kingston Plaza. Return trips following the meeting can be completed using the 6:38 p.m. Red Route Bus from the UCAT offices, which arrive at the Plaza at 7:00 p.m. Both the Yellow and Blue Routes will complete an additional run that day.
Comments on the proposed fare change are invited from the general public, not-for-profit organizations, private bus and taxi companies, other public transportation providers and human service agencies. Feedback concerning the new City of Kingston Routes is also welcome.
Ulster County Area Transit’s promotional “FREE” bus fares within the City of Kingston are scheduled to expire on March 31, 2019. The proposed base rate of $0.50 per ride on the Red, Yellow or Blue fixed routes will take effect on April 1, 2020.
The fare structure will be as follows:
Half fare between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Seniors, Persons with disabilities, and Persons with a valid Medicare Card: $0.25
Transfer between the Red, Blue, or Yellow Buses within the City of Kingston: $0.50
Transfer to County UCAT Routes outside City of Kingston: $1.00
Transfer to County Buses traveling outside of Ulster County: $1.50
Transfer to City of Kingston Routes from County Routes: $0.50
If you wish to comment on any aspect of the proposed rate change, you must make your interest known in writing within ten days of the date of this publication. Your requests and/or comments must be forwarded to the following contact:
Sajaa Ahmed, Interim Acting Director
Ulster County Area Transit
1 Danny Circle, Kingston, NY 12401
Tel: (845) 340-3335