Car-Free Challenge, Tip #6

If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the Cortland Transit bus schedule to see if part of your trip can be on a bus. If you have never been on a Cortland Transit bus (and we encourage you to try it) there are a few things you should know.

1. Check the bus schedules and maps online at

2. You can get on and off anywhere along the route. There are no designated bus stops (on Routes 1 – 6) except for the County Office Building. They use a flagging system instead. To get the bus to stop for you, be visible to the bus driver (while keeping yourself safe) and wave to the driver. To get off the bus, there’s a pull cord alongside the windows or you can simply tell the driver where you need to get off.

3. You will need exact change. The bus drivers do not provide change. $1.00 per boarding, $.50 if you are over 60 and show ID.

4. You should be at your pick-up spot about 5 – 10 minutes before the estimated time. Time points on the schedule are estimates only. You can call Cortland Transit at 758-3383 to find out where the bus is.

5. If you have questions about riding, don’t hesitate to call Jan ahead of time at 756-4198 and don’t hesitate to ask the driver.


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