Rural Niagara Public Transportation

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Rural Niagara Public Transportation (RNPT) is a public transportation provider to the rural portions of Niagara County in New York State.

The service is operated by contract, through Niagara Falls Coach Lines, Inc.

In February, 2023, the Niagara County legislature approved rebranding bus service under the "Connect Niagara" banner, expected to be implemented with sweeping changes to the bus system in late-2023.[1]

Bus fleet

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Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
51 2003 International 3200 cutaway
  • Retired.
  • VIN - 1HVBTAFM23H604620
52-53 2007 Thomas Saf-T-Liner HDX Cummins ISL Allison
55 2011 Freightliner/Champion Defender Cummins ISB6.7
  • Retired in 2016.


RNPT operates four routes with two primary hubs. One hub is located at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, and the other hub is located in Lockport at Main and Locust Streets. Both locations allow passengers to connect between Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority services, however, no transfer agreements are available between the agencies.

Present routes

Proposed (approved) routes

Proposed routes are expected to be implemented during late-2023.[2]


RNPT operates with an exact fare system, in which passengers pay upon boarding.

There are two types of fares charged:

  • On-Route: Standard service in which passenger boards and alights at designated stops listed in the timetable. The present fare is $2.00.
  • Off-Route: Also known as route-deviation, RNPT allows buses to deviate from the route up to a 3/4 mile distance (1.2km) from the standard routing, for an additional fee, and by calling ahead to reserve the deviation (before the end of the business day, the day before service is needed). The present fare is $4.00.


Funding for this service is paid by ridership fares, and sponsorship by the State of New York, and Niagara County Legislature.

External Links

Official site