ULSTER Connect

Program Summary

Opening Community Meeting

In an effort to improve and expand public transportation, Ulster County is partnering with Via to explore a “microtransit” solution that would provide on-demand, electric shuttles in Kingston and Ellenville. Riders book their trip in a mobile app, wait several minutes for their vehicle to arrive, and are directed to a “virtual bus stop” within a short walking distance – allowing for quick, efficient shared trips.

The project is called UlsterConnect. Between now and early summer, we are reaching out for community input as to how people currently use public transit and how a microtransit service could help to meet their needs. Our commitment is to design a highly effective solution that works for everyone who relies on transit and attracts new riders. The County is on a short list of competitors for a $10 million New York Clean Transportation prize to implement the community’s preferred solution.

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Take the Survey

Please help us by answering a few questions about how you prefer to get around Ulster County. Your participation will help to make on-demand transportation a reality in the Kingston and Ellenville areas.

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New York Clean Transportation Prizes

The New York Clean Transportation Prizes program is administered by NYSERDA in partnership with the New York State Department of Public Service and the Department of Environmental Conservation, as part of an $85 million allocation through New York’s Make Ready program to accelerate the transition to a clean transportation future.

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Via Transportation: Public Mobility Solutions

Via develops innovative solutions for on-demand and pre-scheduled transit, powered by the world’s most advanced technology.

Learn more about Via.