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Public Transportation

County Courthouse

7660 N State St
Lowville, NY 13367


Lewis County Public Transportation has made traveling throughout the County easy, inexpensive and convenient with the combination of fixed county routes and several enhanced connector routes, all of which are wheelchair accessible! For an all-in-one LCPT manual, check out our Rider’s Guide

Upcoming Trips

Routes Deets

Fixed Route

Our rural transportation system offers both residents and visitors with 5 fixed route year-round options Monday-Friday. Check out our Lewis County Public Transportation Fixed Route Map that details each of our color-coded routes throughout the County. Print our Fixed Route Schedule and Fare Rate Sheet to take with you or to pass along to a friend. Not close to a bus stop? No problem! We can deviate from our fixed route system up to 3/4 of a mile! In order to schedule a pick up for a location along our route or for a “call ahead” location pick up, please call the Birnie Bus terminal at 315-376-6508.

Utica Connector

Are you looking to travel into Oneida County? LCPT also offers low fare, convenient transportation to and from Utica, NY and the colleges located there throughout the year! This “College Connector” route is operated by Birnie Bus, Inc. and has two schedules; a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule and a Tuesday-Thursday schedule. Please note that the Monday-Wednesday-Friday route runs with the typical college fall and spring semester schedules while the Tuesday-Thursday schedule runs year-round. The one-way fare from Lowville to Utica is $5.00 and $5.50 to New Hartford and college students can ride with us for $1.00 each way with the proof of a valid College ID.

JCC Connector Route

On August 28, 2017, Lewis County Public Transportation launched the long awaited JCC Connector Route! County residents and visitors can now ride the Lewis County Public Transportation bus (handicap accessible) from Port Leyden, Lyons Falls, Glenfield, Lowville, Croghan, Carthage, Deer River and Copenhagen to the JCC Campus, Salmon Run Mall or Fort Drum. Not a student at JCC? No problem! Ride the bus to JCC or the Salmon Run Mall and hop on the CitiBus for a ride to work, medical appointments or other shopping centers. Students now ride the JCC Connector Route for FREE!

Fort Drum Circuit Route

Lewis County Public Transportation is excited to introduce our new Fort Drum Circuit Route offering affordable transportation from Lowville, Carthage, and Croghan to Fort Drum 7 days a week for the low cost of $1 each way. Thanks to this route, access to educational opportunities at the Lewis County Jefferson Community College Education Center and employment opportunities on base have never been more affordable to access for families and soldiers alike! 

Old Forge Route

This summer, LCPT will once again offer residents and visitors transportation from Harrisville (call ahead), Croghan, Lowville, Glenfield, Lyons Falls, Port Leyden and Boonville to Old Forge 7 days a week for a low $1.00 fare each way. Discounted monthly passes are also available through Birnie Bus. LCPT works directly with Enchanted Forest Water Safari to accommodate their entire summer schedule, from June 14th to the closing Labor Day Weekend. 


LCPT also offers a “Dial-A-Ride” service and will deviate from the route up to ¾ of a mile for individuals who cannot travel to the scheduled bus stop locations. To take advantage of this “Dial-A-Ride” feature, please call (315) 376-6508 no later than 4 p.m. the previous day. 

LCPT is on the Transit App

Plan your trip. Track your ride.

See nearby ETAs as soon as you open the app. 

Unlock Royale: we’ve got you covered.

Our passengers automatically receive a free upgrade to Royale, the premium subscription in the Transit app! With Royale, riders unlock leaderboards, avatars, and access to all the newest features.

Real-time vehicle locations on the map

Transit has real-time information for our transit services to help you get around the region.

Find the fastest way

Combine bus service with other transport options – right from Transit’s trip planner.

Step-by-step guidance with GO

Tap GO to be reminded when to leave, when to transfer, and when to get off the bus. Subscribe to push notifications so you know when you’re almost there and when you’ve arrived.

Bring wisdom to the crowd

With GO crowdsourcing, you can share real-time reports on crowding and accessibility and boost the accuracy of real-time info for fellow riders.

Service alerts

Stop moved? Disrupted service? Find out before you leave. View service alerts in Transit, or subscribe to receive push notifications for your favorite routes. 

Travel smarter with Transit and LCPT

Download the Transit app today! 

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Plan Your Trip on Google Maps

In addition to using the Transit App for your transportation needs, LCPT data is available on Google Maps! Riders can easily plan trips and get directions completely online. Simply open a session a Google Maps in your browser of choice, click on the direction arrow to the right of the search bar, enter your origin/destination information, and choose the transit icon at the top of the search window. Based on the origin and destination entered, your itinerary will populate with fare information, route information, and several date/time options for you to choose from. 


You’re in luck! Lewis County Public Transportation (LCPT) is leasing mobile billboard space on our buses! From 10″x12″ rear showcase vinyl options to 18″ x 60″ curb-side corrugated plastic signs to full bus wraps, we have advertising space for everyone!
Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Commute with Enterprise & Lewis County Public Transportation

Rethink Your Commute

Enterprise connects employees who live near each other and provides them with a recent-model van or SUV. Riders commute together, saving money and freeing up time to relax or catch up on work. It’s an easy way to start and end the day in a better mindset. 

Ride Together and Save
  • Receive at least 50% of the total cost of the vanpool per vehicle per month through Lewis County Public Transportation
  • Available for workers and/or residents in the county
  • Maintenance, insurance, roadside assistance and a guaranteed ride home are included
  • Less wear and tear on your personal vehicle
  • Month-to-month flexibility
  • Driver of vehicle can receive 200 or more personal miles each month
Sign Up & Save Money
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Ready to sign up? It’s easy! 

Upgrade Your Ride Vehicles


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    Wheelchair Lifts

    Our buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts that have a capacity of 800 lbs. 

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    Lost Items

    Have you lost a personal item on one of our buses? Our drivers may have found your lost item! Please contact Birnie Bus at 315-376-6508 to inquire further. 

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    Need to make a special request?

    No problem! We are here to help! Let us know if you’d like to make a reasonable modification or request.

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    Free Wi-Fi

    All Lewis County Public Transportation buses are equipped with free public wi-fi! We’ll keep our eyes on the road while you catch up on homework, chat with friends, or do some shopping! 

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    Translation Services

    Do you need our schedules translated? We can help! Call Samantha Brown at 315-377-2024 for assistance. 

Let Us Know How We’re Doing!

Tell us about your experience riding our buses!

ADA Compliancy Concerns?

To file an ADA complaint, please print off the ADA Complaint Form and submit a completed copy to Birnie Bus.

Title VI Compliancy Concerns?

To file a Title VI complaint, please print off the Title VI Complaint Form and submit a completed copy to Birnie Bus.