The Institute for Human Services, in conjunction with CSS Workforce New York and the Mobility Managers of Steuben, Chemung, and Schuyler Counties, is pleased to introduce the first ever Tri-County Bus Map and Guide for local transit riders.
The 2011 Bus Map & Guide, entitled “Need a Ride?” is an easy-to-use resource including all the bus route-maps, schedules, and information for Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties. This tri-county transportation guide is the first step in a regional collaboration to increase ridership, make transportation more accessible to all residents of the area, and simplify transit use for local riders.
Funding for the guide was provided by CSS Workforce New York in an effort to help jobseekers and those without transportation to utilize community resources. Transportation needs in the Southern Tier do not stop at the county borders, and many people travel between counties every day for work and appointments. “Transportation in rural areas has always been a barrier to employment, and the current economic situation only makes it a greater burden. By working together across the region we can begin to address this barrier in a more cost effective and environmentally sound way,” stated Dan Porter, Executive Director at CSS Workforce New York.
Patrick Rogers, Executive Director at the Institute for Human Services, said, “In an environment of declining resources and increasing need, this project is an example of how all of our organizations, both public and private, work together to leverage the resources we do have in order to provide the most effective services to the residents of Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler Counties.”
Beginning today, these brand new transportation guides are available at all CSS Workforce New York locations, Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler County Offices and through the public transportation providers. It is the hope of everyone who worked toward this tremendous effort that these guides may be utilized to help make people aware of all the public transportation services available, and make using those services easier.