SLC Public Transit


      St. Lawrence County Public Transit

May 4, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: St. Lawrence County Public Transit (, 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.

Attendees in the attached photo from left to right included: St. Lawrence County Mobility Manager Sona Jensen, St. Lawrence County Administrator Ruth Doyle, Village of Canton Trustee and Complete Streets Committee member Klause Promme, St. Lawrence County Legislative Chair David Forsythe, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence Chief Executive Officer Lynn Pietroski, St. Lawrence County Social Services Commissioner Joseph Seeber, St. Lawrence County Planner III Matilda Larson, St. Lawrence County Public Health Director Jolene Munger, St. Lawrence County Highway Engineer Brian Hurlbut, and St. Lawrence County Buildings and Grounds Director James Thrathen.

St. Lawrence County’s Public Transit System provides transportation throughout most towns in the County on Monday to Friday. Buses are wheelchair accessible, bicycle racks are available, and there is free Wi-Fi service on many routes. Passengers who are not within walking distance of a Transit stop may access Volunteer Transit Center’s First Mile Last Mile service to get a ride to their nearest bus stop. Customers needing this service may call Public Transit at 315-386-2600 on week days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Find us on Facebook@SLCPublicTransit for additional information.


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SLC Public Transit Ribbon Cutting Canton DSS