Rider Information

Departure Locations | Holiday Schedule | Other Transit Providers

August 2021 New schedules

  **CL route will start on 8/23/2021**

Dispatch office (schedule questions) 845-334-8458

After carefully monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Ulster County and the greater Hudson Valley/Catskills region and the current status of COVID-19 in Ulster County, UCAT increased its fixed-route service in December to near pre-COVID levels. In addition to these changes, Paratransit and senior medical van services resumed and riders should call the scheduling office at 845-334-8120, available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the day before their planned trip, and on Friday for a Monday trip.

UCAT buses may have additional staff aboard some buses to ensure riders are complying with social distancing guidance and mask usage. New procedures used by UCAT are as follows:

  • Masks will be required to ride the bus and will be available to riders if they do not have one.
  • Social distancing will be required by requesting passengers are seated in every other row, when possible.
  • Full cleaning of the buses is done on a daily basis by a cleaning company using CDC-approved cleaning products.
  • Drivers also complete additional cleaning of the buses throughout the day


  • Travel within Ulster County is $1.50
  • Travel outside of Ulster County is $2.00. 
  • Travel within the City of Kingston is currently free on the Red, Blue, and Yellow buses only.
  • Half fare is available for Seniors, ADA recipients, and Medicare cardholders between the hours of 9 am & 3 pm. 
  • Veterans ride for free with valid ID. 
  • Active military ride for free with valid ID.
  • Ulster County employees ride for $0.30 per bus with valid ID
  • SUNY Ulster students ride all in-county buses for free with valid ID.  Travel outside Ulster County is $1.00
  • SUNY New Paltz students ride the KPL, NPL & UPL buses for free with valid ID. All other in-county buses are $0.75 
  • Children 46" and higher pay the full fare (all buses have marker line). 

Bike Racks: 

Please watch this video on how to use our bike racks:  


Departure Locations

Kingston Plaza Hannaford Kingston Plaza
Ellenville Liberty Square
Highland Along Route 9W
Modena Along Route 32
New Paltz Main & Prospect by Trailways
Phoenicia Main Street
Pine Hill Main Street
Plattekill Route 32 by Plattekill Post Office
Saugerties Market Street by Post Office
SUNY Ulster Gymnasium parking lot on campus
Woodstock At the Village Green
Wallkill Route 208 by Popp Park



The following rules of conduct will be enforced to ensure that all UCAT passengers have a pleasant ride while using our services.



For your safety and good health, smoking including electronic/vapor cigarettes is prohibited on all UCAT buses.  Drivers shall inform passengers in a courteous, but firm manner that it is prohibited.


Federal regulations prohibit the operation of any bus with passengers standing ahead of the white line.


Passengers are prohibited from disturbing other passengers or the driver.  Drivers should courteously request that the offending action cease.  Examples of such disturbances include, but are not limited to: excessive noise, throwing objects, physical violence, offensive or harassing behavior and speech, public intoxication.


Articles which because of their size or the nature of their contents may be dangerous to passengers shall not be allowed on the bus.  Articles prohibited on all UCAT buses include but are not limited to:


Car batteries


Gasoline, kerosene or any other flammable liquid


Weapons including but not limited to guns or knives


Illegal drugs


No beverages without a secure lid. No alcoholic beverages


No animals other than service animals for the disabled except those animals that can be safely carried in a closed and secure carrier


Passengers are prohibited from soliciting the sale of goods or services on all UCAT buses.


For your safety, passengers are prohibited from throwing objects from the bus or sticking anything including body limbs out of the bus window.


Personal hygiene must be maintained in a manner that does not result in offensive odors from one’s person, clothes, accompanying animals or any other source.


Passengers are required to pay the proper fare for all UCAT transportation.


Passengers may not place advertisements on the inside or outside of the buses, nor may they remove or deface those placed on the buses by authorized representatives.


Passengers are prohibited from playing musical devices on all UCAT buses unless headsets at a reasonable level of volume are being used.


Passengers are prohibited from performing any personal hygiene task while riding the bus (i.e. clipping fingernails, toenails, putting on perfume, hairspray, etc).


Penalties for riders who violate any of the Rider Rules of Conduct:

- One (1) violation will result in a verbal warning

- Two (2) violations will result in a written warning

- Three (3) violations will result in the suspension of service for a minimum of 30 days


Safety / Ridership

  • Please call (845) 340-3333 before boarding for fare and bus stop information.
  • Buses will stop along the route. Stand in a location where the bus can stop safely.
  • Hail the bus with a clear hand signal.
  • Have exact fare upon boarding.
  • Fares are deposited in the farebox.
  • Take a seat if one is available.
  • Standees must remain behind the white line.
  • The aisle must be kept clear of all loose objects at all times.
  • Please refrain from talking to the driver except to remind them to stop.
  • All buses are equipped with bike racks, a passenger is responsible for securing the bike on the rack.
  • Gas-powered bicycles are not permitted inside the bus or on the bike racks.
  • All wheelchairs must be secured per the manufacturer's securement recommendations.


Holiday Schedule

UCAT is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving Day (On Friday following Thanksgiving, Saturday schedule is in effect.)
  • Christmas Day
  • Early Closing on Christmas Eve day and New Years Eve day (check social media for times)

Other Things to Remember

  • Weather and/or traffic conditions may affect the scheduled times.
  • Notice will be given to local radio stations for weather delays. Updates will also be on social media pages and bus app
  • The schedule is subject to change.

Other Transit Providers

Service Area Provider
New Paltz & Kingston & Pine Hill Trailways(800) 858-8555
Newburgh, Beacon Leprechaun(845) 565-7900
Saugerties & Kingston Laidlaw (845) 338-5809
Dutchess County Dutchess Loop  (845) 485-4690