CANTON, NY — St. Lawrence County Public Transit, operated by The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence, launched the “College Connector” line open to students and the general public to travel among the following campuses: SUNY Canton, Clarkson University, and SUNY Potsdam. The route connects each college’s bus line via a hub at Walmart in Potsdam and runs seven days a week.
Schedules are available at each of the colleges, the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, and www.slcnypublictransit.com. Students at the three colleges may use their student ID to ride their college line for free and rides on all other lines cost $2. The public riders pays the standard fee of $2 per trip.
The College Connector will give riders better access to take classes, attend campus events, and allow for more shopping and dining experiences. Free Wi-Fi service will be established throughout Public Transit within the next few weeks.
In the Spring of 2020, Public Transit will start a Massena Shuttle Service that will offer people travel to medical services, shopping, dining, the library, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort, and more. Details are forthcoming on this exciting new Transit line.
The county contracts the Transit service with The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence, formerly St. Lawrence NYSARC. The rest of St Lawrence County’s Public Transit System provides transportation throughout most towns in the County on Monday to Friday. Rides cost $2 each way and exact fare or token is required because the drivers do not have change. Tokens and 20, 30, or 40 ride passes are available for purchase at 6 Commerce Lane in Canton, NY. Buses are wheelchair accessible. Find us on Facebook @ SLCPublicTransit for more information.