Seneca Transit System Starts

The Seneca Nation of Indians has launched the Seneca Transit System, an inter-territory public bus system.

Its line begins at Seneca Gaming and Entertainment Bingo in Irving and ends at The Turtle Pit Cafe in Steamburg, with 13 other scheduled stops along the route including Seneca Nation government buildings, community buildings, Shop & Save in Gowanda, the Cattaraugus County Building in Little Valley and Grand Center Station in Salamanca. The Seneca Transit System will pick up riders anywhere along the route and offers route deviation services for those who cannot get to the stops.

Seneca Transit System operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and fares are $1 per zone. Schedules can be found www.sni.org/STS or by calling 945-1790, ext. 3055.

“With the launch of Seneca Transit System, the Seneca Nation of Indians is providing a much-needed service for our community and our neighbors at an affordable cost,” said Barry E. Snyder Sr., Seneca Nation president.

The system is a partnership with First Transit of Cuba. First Transit operates the OATS busses and Allegany County Transit.