SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — State Sen. Jen Metzger traveled on the Move Sullivan bus loop in Sullivan County on November 22 to help showcase the first five-day-a-week, county-provided mass transit in …
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — State Sen. Jen Metzger traveled on the Move Sullivan bus loop in Sullivan County on November 22 to help showcase the first five-day-a-week, county-provided mass transit in Sullivan’s 210-year history. Expanding affordable public transportation is high on the Metzger’s list of priorities for both economic and environmental reasons.
“Public transportation is a gateway to educational and job opportunities for people who do not drive or own a car, and it also reduces energy consumption and pollution by reducing the number of individual vehicles on the road,” said Metzger.
“I’m so glad I had the opportunity to experience Move Sullivan’s comfortable buses and chat with commuters in Sullivan County,” said Sen. Metzger.
“I commend county government for taking this big and important step to expand public transportation availability in this rural county, and I encourage residents to take full advantage of this great new transportation offering.”
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Sullivan County Chairman Luis Alvarez, deputy county manager John Liddle, transportation director Ruthann Hayden, Monticello Central School District Superintendent Dr. William Silver, and Center for Workforce Development director Laura Quigley—who worked hard to implement the Move Sullivan routes—were also along for ride.
“I am so grateful and delighted that both Sen. Metzger and Assemblywoman Gunther took time out of their busy schedules to take a ride on our exciting new service, Move Sullivan,” said Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development Director Laura Quigley, who spearheaded the years-long effort to launch Move Sullivan. “These public transportation routes, in existence for just three months, have already transformed people’s lives, especially in connecting employees with employers in Sullivan County, which maintains the highest job growth rate in the state.”
Regular Move Sullivan loop routes run 7:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m., and $2-per-ride fares go into effect on January 2, 2020. The schedule is available www.MoveSullivan.com.