7/31/2020: Since Enchanted Forest Water Safari will not reopen for the 2020 season, Lewis County Public Transportation's Old Forge Season Route will be conclude service for this year effective Monday, August 3rd.
6/26/2020: Due to Enchanted Forest Water Safari's new target opening date of July 6th, Lewis County Public Transportation's Old Forge Seasonal Route will now begin service on July 6th. As a precaution, there will be 1 rider limit per seat and face coverings are required.
6/2/2020: The JCC & Utica Connector Routes will resume service on Monday, June 15th. Face coverings will be required. Fare collections for all services will resume on July 1, 2020.
5/20/2020: Due to Enchanted Forest Water Safari's new target opening date of June 27th, Lewis County Public Transportation's Old Forge Seasonal Route will begin service on June 27th. As a precaution, there will be 1 rider limit per seat and face coverings are required.
4/16/2020: Effective April 17th at 8:00 PM, pursuant to Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202.17, you are required to wear a face covering when in a public place. Beginning 4/16/2020, LCPT will provide riders with face masks when boarding our vehicles. We understand that face coverings can be uncomfortable but this is now a mandated policy. Please treat our drivers with respect if you are asked to comply.
3/20/2020: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Lewis County Public Transportation has temporarily closed the JCC Connector Route and Utica Connector Route. All other routes and services are still running at this time.
COVID-19 Service Updates
LCPT wants to assure all riders that we are dedicated to providing our community with safe, reliable transportation services. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our system has continued to follow the NYS DOH recommendations for public transportation facilities and CDC guidelines. To avoid the spread, we have implemented the following policies and procedures:
- All fares have been temporarily waived to offset financial hardships and potential virus spread through currency handling.
- Each vehicle will be cleaned and disinfected before and after use.
- While our drivers are avoiding terminal use, each day our facility is cleaned and sanitized.
- Drivers are equipped with personal hand sanitizers and face masks.
- Riders are required to sit at least 6 feet apart when riding in an LCPT vehicle.
- As of April 17th, to further comply with Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202.17, all riders are required to wear face coverings. Those who do not have a face covering available will be provided with a face mask when boarding an LCPT Vehicle. Riders who refuse to wear a face covering will not be allowed to board an LCPT vehicle.
As of March 20th, the JCC Connector Route and Utica Connector Route have been temporarily suspended.
Due to Enchanted Forest Water Safari's delayed opening, the Old Forge Seasonal Route will begin service on June 27th. Seating will be limited to one rider per seat. Face covering will be required.
*UPDATE*The JCC & Utica Connector Routes will resume service on Monday, June 15th. Face coverings will be required. Fare collections for all services will resume on July 1, 2020.
Lewis County Public Transportation has made traveling throughout the County easy, inexpensive and convenient with the combination of fixed county routes and several enhanced connector routes, all of which are wheelchair accessible! For an all-in-one LCPT manual, check out our Riders Guide !
Google Transit Planner
On April 21 2019, Lewis County Public Transportation officially launched on Google Maps! With LCPT data now available on Google Maps, riders can easily plan trips and get directions completely online. Simply open a session a Google Maps in your browser of choice, click on the direction arrow to the right of the search bar, enter your origin/destination information, and choose the transit icon at the top of the search window. Based on the origin and destination entered, your itinerary will populate with fare information, route information, and several date/time options for you to choose from.
*Please note that "call ahead" locations are not available on Google Transit Planner at this time. If you plan on boarding or arriving at a bus stop that is a designated "call ahead" location, please call 315-376-6508 to confirm your itinerary.
Fixed Route System
Our rural transportation system offers both residents and visitors with 7 fixed route year-round options Monday-Friday. Check out our Lewis County Public Transportation Fixed Route Map that details each of our color-coded routes throughout the County. Print our Fixed Route Schedule and Fare Rate Sheet to take with you or to pass along to a friend. Not close to a bus stop? No problem! We can deviate from our fixed route system up to 3/4 of a mile! In order to schedule a pick up for a location along our route or for a "call ahead" location pick up, please call the Birnie Bus terminal at 315-376-6508.
Lewis County Public Transportation will not run on the following Holidays:
Day After Thanksgiving
New Year's Day
Old Forge Seasonal Route
*Please Note: Since Enchanted Forest Water Safari will not reopen for the 2020 season, Lewis County Public Transportation's Old Forge Season Route will be conclude service for this year effective Monday, August 3rd.
This summer, LCPT will once again offer residents and visitors transportation from Harrisville (call ahead), Croghan, Lowville, Glenfield, Lyons Falls, Port Leyden and Boonville to Old Forge 7 days a week for a low $1.00 fare each way. Discounted monthly passes are also available through Birnie Bus. LCPT works directly with Enchanted Forest Water Safari to accommodate their entire summer schedule, from June 27th to the closing Labor Day Weekend. For the detailed 2020 Old Forge Birnie Bus Run Schedule, click here. Lewis County Public Transportation will also offer transportation on June 24th for Enchanted Forest Water Safari's Orientation. For the Orientation Bus Schedule,click here.
*Effective March 20, 2020, the LCPT JCC Connector Route and Utica Connector Route will be temporarily suspended.
*June 2, 2020 UPDATE: The JCC & Utica Connector Routes will resume service on Monday, June 15th. Face coverings will be required. Fare collections for all services will resume on July 1, 2020.
Are you looking to travel into Oneida County? LCPT also offers low fare, convenient transportation to and from Utica, NY and the colleges located there throughout the year! This “College Connector” route is operated by Birnie Bus, Inc. and has two schedules; a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule and a Tuesday-Thursday schedule. Please note that the Monday-Wednesday-Friday route runs with the typical college fall and spring semester schedules while the Tuesday-Thursday schedule runs year-round. The one-way fare from Lowville to Utica is $5.00 and $5.50 to New Hartford and college students can ride with us for $1.00 each way with the proof of a valid College ID.
On August 28, 2017, Lewis County Public Transportation launched the long awaited JCC Connector Route! County residents and visitors can now ride the Lewis County Public Transportation bus (handicap accessible) from Port Leyden, Lyons Falls, Glenfield, Lowville, Croghan, Carthage, Deer River and Copenhagen to the JCC Campus, Salmon Run Mall or Fort Drum. Not a student at JCC? No problem! Ride the bus to JCC or the Salmon Run Mall and hop on the CitiBus for a ride to work, medical appointments or other shopping centers.
LCPT also offers a “Dial-A-Ride” service and will deviate from the route up to ¾ of a mile for individuals who cannot travel to the scheduled bus stop locations. To take advantage of this “Dial-A-Ride” feature, please call (315) 376-6508 no later than 4 p.m. the previous day. For additional information on “Dial-a-Ride", please click here .
There will be no LCPT service on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4 th and Labor Day. For route closings, please tune into WBRV 101.3 and 900 AM; WLLG 99.3 FM;WWNYTV/Channel 7, or check our Facebook page.
Scheduled Public Trips
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MVCC Bus Map
JCC Bus Map
SUNY Poly Bus Map
Complaints & Suggestions
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To file an ADA complaint, please print off the ADA Complaint Form and submit a completed copy to Birnie Bus.(For translation services, please contact 315.376.5919)
To file a Title VI complaint, please print off the Title VI Complaint Form and submit a completed copy to Birnie Bus. (For translation services, please contact 315.376.5919)
Wheelchair lift capacities do not exceed 800 lbs.
Have you lost a personal item on one of our buses? Please contact Birnie Bus at 315-376-6508
For more information regarding Lewis County Public Transportation, or to request a reasonable modification, please contact Casandra Buell at (315) 376-5919 or via email: email@example.com .
Lewis County Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan 2017
Civil Rights Statement (For translation services, please contact 315.376.5919)
Birnie Bus Service, Inc. ADA Policy