Putnam County’s commuters and other travelers are getting more options than ever before for economical, hassle-free, environmentally friendly travel by taking the bus, and thanks to the “Putnam Moves” program, we now have an economically sustainable model for funding these transit programs for the long term.
Public Transportation is a smart way to travel – today’s savvy young urbanites already know the convenience and safety of taking the bus. Where the routes are convenient, you save on parking, can enjoy the views (and not worry about other bad drivers or – if you’ve enjoyed a night on the town – maybe your own DWI). More people on the bus reduces traffic, auto emissions and excessive wear-and-tear on the roads. The Putnam Moves buses, with their new distinctive look, are servicing many of our communities. As ridership on our system increases, we can expand the coverage of the routes.
A new Cold Spring-Beacon Shuttle has begun, with an August 6 ceremony touting the collaboration between Putnam and Dutchess Counties. County Executives MaryEllen Odell and Marc Molinaro and Beacon Mayor Randy Casale highlighted the advantages of using the Shuttle saying that tourists and locals both can ride the inexpensive trolley visiting Cold Spring and then enjoying to short trip up beautiful Route 9D to Beacon. Trolley riders can get off along the way and hike the Breakneck Ridge Trail or continue into Beacon and shop or visit the various history and art attractions. All that, without worrying about where to park. And if you’re traveling on Metro North, you can even start in Cold Spring and return from Beacon (or the reverse).
Other shuttles include the Boscobel-Fahnestock Trolley Shuttle. Schedules are available by visiting the Putnamcountyny.com website. Your Putnam Moves system has provided convenient shuttles for the 4th of July Fireworks in Southeast and the 4-H Fair at Veterans’ Park. Travel packages have been produced in conjunction with Putnam Tourism and Metro North that attract visitors from New York and lower Westchester.
Advertising opportunities on the buses are selling out fast. New Bus shelters will be up for 2016 and we are pre-selling ad space on them at a deeply discounted rate, so contact us today or go to Putnammoves.com for information.
– Jennifer Maher, Chairwoman, the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce