Putnam Transit
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Putnam Transit #156 operates through Brewster on the PT 1 line to Putnam Lake.
ParentPutnam County Department of Planning, Development, and Public Transportation
Headquarters841 Fair Street
Carmel, NY 10512
LocalePutnam County, New York
Service areaEastern Putnam County
(Cold Spring seasonally)
Service typeLocal bus service
Routes4 (5 during summer months)
Fleet14 fixed route
9 paratransit[1]
(2009 figures)
Daily ridership621 (weekday)
351 (Saturday)[1]
OperatorMV Transportation
Chief executiveVincent Tamagna (deputy commissioner)
Karen McKinley (general manager)
WebsiteOfficial website

Putnam Transit or Putnam Area Rapid Transit (PART)[2] is the provider of bus transit in Putnam County, New York. An agency of the Putnam County government, Putnam Transit came into service in the mid-1970s as a startup system in the wake of growing suburbanization of Putnam County and rising gas prices.

Vehicles and routes are owned by Putnam County, and service is provided under contract to the county by MV Transportation.


Putnam Transit currently operates four year-round routes, all of which meet at various points during the day at Putnam Plaza, a strip mall in the county seat of Carmel. There is also a seasonal tourist trolley service in Cold Spring. A sixth route is catered towards Metro North commuters going to New York via the Harlem Line. All routes run Monday-Saturday, unless otherwise noted.

Route Terminal 1 Terminal 2 Major streets traveled Notes
PT 1
Putnam Lake Putnam Plaza Route 6, North Brewster Road, Doansburg Road
  • Operates on Weekdays from 5AM-7PM
  • Operates on Saturdays from 8AM-4PM
  • No Sunday Service
PT 2
Jefferson Valley
Jefferson Valley Mall
Putnam Plaza Route 6, Route 6N
  • Operates on Weekdays from 7AM-7PM
  • Operates on Saturdays from 8AM-4PM
  • No Sunday Service
PT 3
Patterson Putnam Plaza Route 312, Route 311, Fair Street
  • Operates weekdays only 8AM-5PM
PT 5
Route 52 and Ludingtonville Road
Putnam Plaza Route 52, Terry Hill Road
  • Operates on Weekdays from 5AM-8PM
  • Operates on Saturdays from 8AM-5PM
Cold Spring-Nelsonville-Garrison Loop May–December only
Friday-Sunday, 11AM-5PM
Croton Falls Shuttle
Mahopac Croton Falls Route 6
  • Route subsidized by Metro-North Railroad, Uniticket available.
  • Rush hour bus-to-rail shuttle only; fare is $1.00.
  • Formerly Bee-Line route 33.
  • Minibus service.
  • Coach USA was the operator post bee-line period until January 3, 2016. Operations transferred to Putnam Transit the following day.

Putnam Transit also operates the ADA-mandated paratransit service for those unable to use regular route service due to disabilities, as well as pupil transportation service using yellow school buses. Until the end of 2006, a fifth route (PART 4) ran three days a week from Carmel to Jefferson Valley Mall, Cortlandt Town Center, then continuing on Route 9 through western Putnam County and then serving the commercial strip on that route in southern Dutchess County before ending at Poughkeepsie Galleria. With the discontinuing of the PART 4, western Putnam County was left without local transit service (except for the seasonal Cold Spring trolley).


PART has connection points with several transit agencies from adjacent areas.


  1. ^ a b NTD Program filing for Putnam County Transit, 2009
  2. ^ Odell, MaryEllen (23 May 2014). "Putnam County Approves Transit Advertising Program - Putnam County Online". Putnam County Online. Retrieved 28 November 2016. The Putnam Area Rapid Transit system (PART) provides five fixed buses routes...

External links

  • Putnam Transit Homepage