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Town of Oneonta (population 5229)

Name of service/government operation: City of Oneonta

Form of sharing: Bus Contract

Services affected: Transportation

Year started: 1985?

Partners: City of Oneonta, Town of Oneonta, Retailers

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Provide better access to transportation for local residents

What planning process preceded the sharing? Unknown

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Contract between entities

Challenges: Increasing costs of operation

Benefits: Increased transportation for residents who do not have access. Costs are partially subsidized by the businesses serviced by the bus routes. This public private arrangement seems to work well.

Impact on budget: small

Impact on labor: small

Impact on service: The combined funding sources help to keep fares low and affordable for citizens.

Key contact: Robert Wood Town Supervisor Oneonta, 607-432-2900