Ulster County Area Transit‘s website is available in English or Spanish.Routes and schedules are regularly updated with a link on the homepage. For more information call 845-340-3333 or (toll free)  1-888-827-8228 or email ucat@co.ulster.ny.us.  A Facebook page includes weather updates and the like.

Passengers with disabilities and seniors needing medical van services may call the scheduling office, 845-334-8120, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the day before the needed trips. For Monday trips, call on Friday.

UCAT serves all of Ulster County and has buses that go to and from the train station in Poughkeepsie.

Trailways is a private bus company serving many towns in Ulster and nearby counties. The website is available in many languages including Spanish and English. A typical fare from Kingston to New Paltz is $6-10; Kingston to Newburgh, $12. Find updates on Facebook.

The Ulster County Transportation Council includes elected officials, municipal staff, and representatives of the New York State Department of Transportation, federal transportation agencies, public transit operators, and other stakeholders. They work cooperatively on local and regional transportation planning initiatives.

Driving

The Driver’s License and Privacy Act (Green Light) became law at the end of 2020. It allows all New Yorkers age 16 and older to apply for a standard non-commercial driver’s license or learner’s permit regardless of citizenship or legal status. Please note, standard licenses cannot be used for any federal purposes such as air travel, but they are legal IDs in other circumstances.

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website has details on applying for a license. The site is available in many languages including Spanish and English. Information is also available on the website of the Worker Justice Center of New York in Spanish and English. If you need further assistance, contact UIDN’s Elana Michelson at 845-658-9838 or michelsonelana@gmail.com.