While NFTA Metro Bus and Rail service Erie and Niagara Counties, there are other bus transit providers in Western New York that are open to all residents.
RURAL NIAGARA PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Rural Niagara Public Transportation provides bus service to rural areas of Niagara County on four routes that operate Monday through Friday. For more information on the bus routes, schedules, and fares, visit Niagara County’s Rural Niagara Public Transportation webpage or call (716) 439-7797.
If you’re not directly on a route, you can call ahead to have a bus deviate from its route to pick you up. Buses may deviate up to 3/4 of a mile from their scheduled stops. Call for reservations by the end of regular business hours of the day before the ride is needed at (716) 285-9357.
SERVICES IN WNY AND REGIONAL COUNTIES
Seneca Transit System (STS): The STS provides transportation between the Cattaraugus and Allegany territories, with many stops in-between, including connections to the Olean Area Transit System (OATS), the NFTA Lotus Bay #76S, and Seneca Gaming & Entertainment locations. Check out the latest schedule and fare information, as well as the interactive map of STS routes and stops, or call 585-968-0834 TDD: 711 for more information.
Olean Area Transit System (OATS): The OATS provides public transportation service sponsored by the City of Olean for residents of the City and surrounding areas. For more information on the bus routes, schedules, and fares, visit the OATS webpage or call the City of Olean Department of Community Development at (716) 376-5647.
Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System (CARTS): CARTS provides bus service Monday through Friday on routes servicing the cities of Jamestown, Falconer, Celeron, Lakewood, and Dunkirk. All buses on city routes are equipped with bike racks. A number of rural routes connect Jamestown, Dunkirk, and smaller towns and villages throughout the county with morning and afternoon runs. For schedules, maps, and fare information, visit the CARTS website for more information or call (716) 665-6466.
Regional Transit Service (RTS): The RTS provides bus service to the City of Rochester and the Finger Lakes Area, including the following Counties: Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming. The route network is extensive, and service remains just $1. For more information on routes, schedules, and passes, visit the RTS webpage, or call (585) 288-1700.