HUDSON–Buses to Columbia-Greene Community College (CGCC) from various Columbia County locations started running early this month, a spokeswoman at the County Department of Social Services (DSS) confirmed this week.
These buses to and from the college serve Philmont, Mellenville, Claverack and Hudson run three days a week—Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each of those days there are two bus runs to the college and one bus run from the college.
One run starts at the Philmont garage at 8:30 a.m. and gets to the college at 9:30 a.m. The second route starts at the Philmont garage at 11 a.m. and arrives at the college at noon.
The return trip leaves the college at 3:30 p.m. and gets to Philmont at 4:30 p.m.
The price is $1 per trip. The buses are open to all people, not only those going to or from the college. And riders can use the buses to travel between intermediate stops.
As an example of the fare structure, if someone took the first bus from Mellenville to Claverack, the second bus from Claverack to Stottville, and the third bus from Stottville back to Mellenville, the fare would be $3.
Johnston Transportation LLC of Philmont operates the CGCC buses under auspices of the DSS. Johnston Transportation also operates additional public bus routes for the county.
The route of the bus to Columbia-Greene Community College:
Start at Philmont Bus Garage
1. Cumberland Farms
2. Mellenville Post Office
3. Claverack Post Office
4. Mobil Mart Rte. 66 and 9H
5. Stottville Post Office
6. Joslen Motor Lodge
7. Big Lots/ Aldi Shopping Center
8. Hudson:Department of Social Services, Railroad Ave.
9. Hudson: Corner of Warren and Third streets
10. Columbia Greene Community College