Broome County Transit

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Broome County Transit or B.C. Transit serves the urban areas of Broome County, New York which includes the City of Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott and Vestal. It was established in 1968, taking over the assets of the private Triple Cities Traction Corporation. B.C. Transit operates 22 fixed service routes with more than 900 designated bus stops covering 80 square miles of service area.

Aside from other larger sized New York agencies, Broome County Transit is operated by Broome County, as the Department of Public Transportation. Broome County Transit is the largest upstate agency with this arrangement, and the third largest in the entire state of New York.

B.C. Country runs five demand-response routes in the rural areas of Broome County. The service targets residents living outside the Triple Cities (city of Binghamton, village of Johnson City, and village of Endicott) such as Whitney Point, Lisle, Port Crane, Harpursville, Kirkwood, Deposit, Windsor, Maine, Glen Aubrey, Chenango Forks, Chenango Bridge and certain areas in Vestal.

In addition, Broome County operates the Greater Binghamton Transportation Center (where Greyhound, Trailways and Coach USA (Shortline, Hudson Transit Lines and Chenango Valley Bus) buses operate from) and attached BC Junction, where local buses connect.

Service

Passengers can request to be dropped off at designated bus stops or in areas that are determined to be safe by the driver.

Service Period Beginning of Service End of Service
Monday to Friday 5:20 AM 12:30 AM
Saturday 5:20 AM 10:45 PM
Sunday 9:50 AM 5:45 PM

Routes

System Map

  • 3 Park Avenue (Mon-Sat) - Downtown Binghamton, Binghamton General Hospital, Ross Park Zoo
  • 5 Vestal Avenue - Downtown Binghamton, University Plaza, Binghamton University
  • 7 Clinton Street - Workforce NY, First Ward Senior Center, Airport Road Loop, Downtown Johnson City, Wilson Hospital
  • 8 Front Street/BCC - Upper Front Street, Broome Community College (BCC), Northgate Shopping Plaza, Giant Plaza, Lowes Plaza, Chenango Park & Ride, Workforce NY
  • 9 BU-SUNY Broome Advantage - Binghamton University, University Plaza, University Downtown Center, Downtown Binghamton, SUNY Broome
  • 12 Conklin Avenue - Downtown Binghamton, Conklin Ave., Saratoga Apartments, Broome County Library
  • 15 Leroy Street/S.U.N.Y. - Downtown Binghamton, Floral Ave., Johnson City, Binghamton University
  • 16 BU Express - Binghamton University, Floral Ave, Main St, University Downtown Center
  • 17 Johnson City - Binghamton University, Elmira Business Institute, Floral Ave, Downtown Johnson City, BOCES, Broome Developmental Center, Legacy Bay, Wegmans, Oakdale Mall
  • 28 Robinson Street - Good Shepherd Fairview Home, Downtown Binghamton, Greater Binghamton Health Center, Carlisle Apartments
  • 35 Binghamton - Endicott - Downtown Binghamton, Downtown Johnson City, Oakdale Mall, Downtown Endicott, IBM/EIT, Glendale Tech Park
  • 40 Chenango Street - Downtown Binghamton, Binghamton Plaza, Chenango Bridge Park & Ride, Hillcrest
  • 47 Vestal - Endicott - Vestal Town Square Mall, Willow Point Nursing Home, Binghamton University, Vestal Nursing Home, Downtown Endicott
  • 48 Shoppers Express Oakdale Mall - Binghamton University, Oakdale Mall, Wegman's

Others

  • ARC
  • 51 K Commuter (Mon-Fri)
  • 53 Corporate Park (Mon-Sat)
  • 55 Endwell Shuttle
  • 57 Shoppers' Special - Downtown Binghamton, Binghamton University, Campus Plaza, Parkway Plaza, Townsquare Mall, Oakdale Mall
  • 59 West Corners Shuttle (Mon-Sat)
  • 91 Shoppers Special Express (Mon-Sun)

Fares

Current fares

Facilities

  • Administration/Garage: 413 Old Mill Rd., Vestal, NY
  • Terminal: BC Junction Lot - Prospect and Henry Streets (behind Greater Binghamton Transportation Center)

All-Time Roster

Current

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-106 (2nd) 2009 OBI Orion VII
NG HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE Systems
HybriDrive hybrid system
  • BAE Systems' HybriDrive system is equipped with a 250 HP electric motor.
  • Lithium Ion Batteries.
  • 105 damaged in accident with tree in July, 2018.[1]
601-606 (2nd) 2010 OBI Orion VII EPA10 HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems
HybriDrive
hybrid system
701-707 (2nd) 2014 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
721-727 2017 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9
741-748 2018, 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9
  • Entered service in February, 2019.[2]
  • 741-747 are 2018 models
  • 748 is a 2019 model
3003-3005, 3010 2000 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40
  • Ex-CDTA 3003-3005, 3010.
  • Replaced some Orion VI models.
  • Suburban seating with rear door.
  • Purchased in 2015.[3]
3022, 3025, 3030 2000 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40
  • Ex-CDTA 3022, 3025, 3030.
  • Replaced some Orion VI models.
  • Purchased in 2015.[3]
9915, 9918, 9927, 9930, 9932 1999 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40
  • Ex-CDTA 9915, 9918, 9927, 9930, 9932
  • 9901 was also purchased from CDTA and is believed to be a parts bus
  • Replaced some Orion VI models.
  • The list may not be complete as it is based solely on sightings and tracking data

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-106 (1st) 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8W-603)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
201-212 (2nd) 1997-1998 OBI Orion VI
(06.501)
Cummins M11 Allison B400R
201-212 (1st),
213-217
1982 Grumman Flxible 870
(40096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
501-515 1996 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
601-606 (1st),
607-617
1987 OBI Orion I
(01.508)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
701-707 (1st) 1968 GMC TDH-3502
720, 729,
741, 757
1986 OBI Orion I
(01.508)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747 Ex-Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority 720, 729, 741, 757; purchased in 1997.
801-814 (1st) 1968 GMC T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison 802, 804, 807, 809-812 to Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority 311-317 in 1987.
801-814 (2nd),
815-823
2000 OBI Orion VI
(06.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Retired in 2017.
900-902 1992 OBI Orion I CNG
(01.508)
Cummins L10G Voith D863.3
2001, 2006-2007 2003 Gillig Phantom 30'
(C20A096N4)
Detroit Diesel
Series 50 EGR
(2 buses) 1997 Gillig Phantom 30'
(3096TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Replaced some Orion VI models.
  • Ex-Huntington Area Rapid Transit 601-602. Unknown fleet numbers at this time.
  • Purchased in 2015.[3]
    • VINs 15GCA2017V1088196 and 15GCA2017V1088197.

Future plans

Broome County, according to the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 115 has recently explored options of privatization of the agency instead of keeping the agency in its present form, a move not supported by the ATU[5]. The ATU, instead, supports the creation of a multi-county agency, encompassing seven Southern Tier counties such as Chemung, Tompkins, Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego.

External Links

References

  1. WBNG.com, Broome County Transit bus crashes into tree on Riverside Drive, July 5, 2018
  2. Maggie Gilroy, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Eight new buses hit Broome County streets, Feburary 22, 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Proposed Resolutions (pgs. 26-27), Broome County. Dated October 22, 2015, retrieved on November 21, 2015.
  4. http://wnbf.com/bc-transit-driver-hurt-in-chenango-bridge-bus-crash/
  5. http://www.atu.org/atu-pdfs/LEGIS_BroomeCounty.pdf Broome County Transit Keep It Public