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Putnam Transit

Putnam Transit
Putnam Lake.
Parent Putnam County Department of Planning, Development, and Public Transportation
Headquarters 841 Fair Street
Carmel, NY 10512
Locale Putnam County, New York
Service area Eastern Putnam County
(Cold Spring seasonally)
Service type Local bus service
Routes 4 (5 during summer months)
Fleet 14 fixed route
9 paratransit[1]
(2009 figures)
Daily ridership 621 (weekday)
351 (Saturday)[1]
Operator First Transit
Chief executive Anthony J. Ruggiero, MPA, AICP (commissioner)
Karen McKinley (general manager)
Website PART home page

Putnam Transit is the provider of bus transit in Putnam County, New York. An agency of the Putnam County government, Putnam Transit came into service in the mid-1970s as a startup system in the wake of growing suburbanization of Putnam County and rising gas prices.

Vehicles and routes are owned by Putnam County, and service is provided under contract to the county by First Transit.


Putnam Transit currently operates four year-round routes, all of which meet at various points during the day at Putnam Plaza, a strip mall in the county seat of Carmel. There is also a seasonal tourist trolley service in Cold Spring. All routes run Monday-Saturday, unless otherwise noted.

Route Terminal Major streets traveled Hours of service
PT 1
Putnam Lake Route 6, North Brewster Road, Doansburg Road Weekdays 5AM-7PM
Saturdays 8AM-4PM
PT 2
Jefferson Valley
Jefferson Valley Mall
Route 6, Route 6N Weekdays 7AM-7PM
Saturdays 8AM-4PM
PT 3
Patterson Route 312, Route 311, Fair Street Weekdays 8AM-5PM
No Saturday service
PT 5
Route 52 and Ludingtonville Road
Route 52, Terry Hill Road Weekdays 5AM-8PM
Saturdays 8AM-5PM
Cold Spring-Nelsonville-Garrison Loop May-December only
Friday-Sunday, 11AM-5PM

Putnam Transit also operates the ADA-mandated paratransit service for those unable to use regular route service due to disabilities, as well as pupil transportation service using yellow school buses. Until the end of 2006, a fifth route (PART 4) ran three days a week from Carmel to Jefferson Valley Mall, Cortlandt Town Center, then continuing on Route 9 through western Putnam County and then serving the commercial strip on that route in southern Dutchess County before ending at Poughkeepsie Galleria. With the discontinuing of the PART 4, western Putnam County was left without local transit service (except for the seasonal Cold Spring trolley).


PART has connection points with several transit agencies from adjacent areas.


External links

  • Putnam Transit Homepage
  • System Map
  • Bus Schedules
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