Broome County Announces New B.C. Transit Service to Johnson City Schools

Broome County Legislator Michael Sopchak (Johnson City) and County Executive Debbie Preston today announced the addition of two new B.C. Transit stops in the Village of Johnson City.

Sopchak & Preston teamed up with Mary Kay Frys, Superintendent of Schools for Johnson City and Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie to announce two new stops at the Johnson City schools.

Parents, students, teachers and other community members will now be able to get to the schools on the #17 bus, starting Monday, October 21.

“We are pleased to be able to provide a way for parents, grandparents and community members a chance to be more involved with the Johnson City School District,” says Preston. “We’ve had several people ask for this added stop and it’s our commitment to listen to what the people have to say, and to try to accommodate them the best way we can.”

The bus service will operate Mondays through Fridays when school is in session. The 8:30 a.m. inbound #17 bus will provide service to the School District, leaving the Oakdale Mall and arriving at 8:35. The 11:00 a.m. outbound #17 bus will also provide service from the Oakdale Mall to the schools on Reynolds Road and Columbia Drive, arriving at 11:35 a.m.

“This is an exciting partnership with the County,” Frys says. “We feel this will help enhance the community support for our students.”

“The County has listened to the concerns of the people of Johnson City and has stepped up to provide this valuable service for the residents of the Village,” says Johnson City mayor Greg Deemie.

“Public Transportation is an important service to the people of Johnson City and these added stops will allow greater access to our schools,” says County Legislator Michael Sopchak. “I am pleased to partner with the County Executive to increase this vital service.”

Passengers requesting bus service to the JC Schools will need to be on the bus or call 778-1692 or 763-4464 at least 30 minutes before pick up.

The new service will have limited impact on those riders who already use the #17 bus to get to and from Legacy Bay or Binghamton University. Pickup times will be adjusted by only 5 minutes. It will not delay the arrival times at B.U.

To see the new changes, or to get a complete schedule, log onto www.ridebctransit.com.

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10/16/2013 - 2:19pm