About

About

The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence operates the public transportation for St. Lawrence County. Our fleet of nearly 20 vehicles travels over 1 million miles annually. Our buses are fully accessible, and anyone may ride.

First Mile Last Mile

First Mile Last Mile

Need a way to get to a Public Transit bus? Get in touch with the folks at the “First Mile Last Mile” program. It is free and easy, so just call 315-644-6944 and someone will help make all the arrangements. Don’t let the program’s name fool you because this services picks up and drops off people who live over a mile from the Public Transit stop.

Rates

  • Obtain passes from any bus driver or at the Operations Center.
  • Drivers cannot issue change. Exact fare is needed.
  • Lost passes are NOT refundable, so keep them safe!
  • Children under 3 ride for free.
Public Transit Bus

ONE WAY

$2

20 RIDES

$36

30 RIDES

$53

40 RIDES

$68

SLC PUBLIC TRANSIT WILL SEE DELAYS ON APRIL 8TH DURING SOLAR ECLIPSE

St. Lawrence County Public Transit (slcnypublictransit.com), operated by The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence, announced that they are anticipating travel delays on April 8th, due to the solar eclipse. For safety purposes, buses scheduled to be on the road during the eclipse will pause operations until after totality has ended. The routes impacted include: 22, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70A, 70B, 71, 73, and 74. Delays at all stops on the buses after 2:30 p.m. may be an hour or more, depending on tourist travel in the area.

SLC PUBLIC TRANSIT SURPASSES RIDERSHIP REACHING OVER 100,000 IN 2023

St. Lawrence County Public Transit (slcnypublictransit.com), operated by The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence, has set a new record with over 100,000 rides logged in 2023, surpassing last year’s total ridership of 97,740. St. Lawrence County (SLC) Public Transit works in partnership with the Volunteer Transportation Center who coordinates the County’s First Mile Last Mile program, and provide Mobility Management services. All three programs are overseen by the St. Lawrence County Planning Office. The increase in ridership is attributed to updated routes and additional stops on routes 67, 68 and 71.

OFFICE FOR THE AGING AND SLC PUBLIC TRANSIT SPONSORING TRIPS TO THE FARMERS MARKET

The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging & St. Lawrence County Public Transit are sponsoring 3 trips in July and August to the Canton Farmers Market for older adults. Those 60 and older are invited to enjoy to a free round trip ride and lunch at the local farmers market!  On these trips, clients will learn about how to navigate our local public transit and help support farmers in our community. Interested seniors must sign up in advance and space is limited.  Please call (315) 386-4730 to reserve your spot.

AKWESASNE TRAVEL & AKWESASNE MOHAWK CASINO RESORT COLLABORATE WITH ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSIT TASK FORCE

Akwesasne Travel and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort have partnered together with the St. Lawrence County Public Transit to launch a weekend pilot transit program. The Free-Fare service will begin Sunday, July 2nd in conjunction with the Akwesasne Art Market & Juried Show and will reoccur each Saturday in July. The primary goal is to connect visitors to events such as the Akwesasne Farmers Market happening in and around Akwesasne. The route will provide service to Mohawk River and Iroquois Village Apartments, new stops in Akwesasne connecting riders to Generations Park, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort, and Twin Leaf Plaza & Diner to Massena and Canton.

SLC PUBLIC TRANSIT PROVIDED OVER 97,000 TRIPS IN 2022

St. Lawrence County Public Transit (slcnypublictransit.com), operated by The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the placement of a new solar powered bus shelter at the Department of Social Services in Canton on May 1, 2023. During the ceremony, Lynn Pietroski, Chief Executive Officer of The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence announced that SLC Public Transit saw a 43% increase in ridership on Public Transit from 2021 to 2022. The system provided 97,740 trips to passengers throughout St. Lawrence County last year. St. Lawrence County Legislative Chair David Forsythe shared comments at the event, as well.

SLC PUBLIC TRANSIT EXCEEDS TOTAL MONTHLY TRIPS

St. Lawrence County Public Transit (slcnypublictransit.com), operated by The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the placement of a new solar powered bus shelter in the public parking lot off of Munson Street in Potsdam on October 11, 2022. During the ceremony, Matilda Larson of the St. Lawrence County Planning Office announced that SLC Public Transit reached a new record with monthly trips at 10,900 in September. Howie Ganter, Chief Executive Officer of The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence, operator of SLC Public Transit, provided a welcome for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

SLC PUBLIC TRANSIT INSTALLS SOLAR BUS SHELTER IN POTSDAM

St. Lawrence County Public Transit (slcnypublictransit.com), operated by The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence, is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the placement of a new solar powered bus shelter in the public parking lot off of Munson Street in Potsdam. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 11th at 1:00 p.m. This will be a rain or shine event.

OFFICE FOR THE AGING AND SLC PUBLIC TRANSIT SPONSORING TRIPS TO THE FARMERS MARKETS

The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging & St. Lawrence County Public Transit are sponsoring trips in August to local Farmers Markets for older adults.  Those 60 and older are invited to enjoy a free round trip ride and lunch at the local farmers markets! On these trips, clients will learn and become comfortable with our local public transit, receive NYS Farmers Market Coupons for income eligible seniors, and help support local farmers in our community. Interested seniors must sign up by August 4th in order to receive a free bagged lunch.  Please call 315-386-4730 to reserve your spot.