The Broome County Department of Public Transporation strives to accommodate passengers with disabilitites in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act. The Department's four services utilize vehicles which are wheel chair accessible. If you live in the urban area of Broome County (Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott, Endwell or Vestal), our fixed route system may be able to suit your traveling needs. More about the fixed route accessibility is found below. If you live in the urban area, and have special needs not allowing you to use our fixed route system, we offer the BC Lift for you. Rural residents may use BC Country. The OFA Mini-bus is for seniors over age 60 who reside in urban area of Broome County.
B.C. Transit fixed route buses are accessible to people using mobility aide devices. BC Transit fixed route service will transport any mobility device that fits on the bus without compromising safety, damaging the bus or obstructing the aisle in a way that would prevent other passengers from safely walking past the device. Specific questions can be answered by calling the B.C. Transit office at 607.763.4464.
For Your Safety:
Our drivers will lower ramps and kneelers, or make other accomodations upon request for easier accessibility. You do not need to show a Broome County Persons with Disabilities Card to have the bus lowered.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, service animals are allowed on buses. Service animals must be under control by the person with disabilities at all times, and must not occupy a seat and must either sit on the floor, or on the persons lap. B.C. Transit staff reserve the right to ask what service the animal performs. In addition we have a right to ask the owner to remove the service animal from the bus if 1) the animal is out of control and the animal's owner does not take effective action to control it, or 2) poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others.
All bus schedules are available in Braille for persons with vision impairments. Call us at 607.763.4464, option 3 or email us.
It is the policy of the Broome County Department of Public Transportation to comply with the US Department of Transportation regulation 49 CFR Section 37.167.
On fixed route systems, the entity shall announce stops as follows:
Please note . . .
The Department of Public Transportation will provide reasonable modification of policy and practice upon request to ensure that our transportation services are accessible to people with disabilities.
Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made in advance via the following ways:
413 Old Mill Rd
Vestal NY 13850
Attn: Lori Rolison, Director of Operations
More information can be found on the Federal Transit Administration website.