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Franklin County offers "Fixed Route with Route Deviation", and "Demand Response Services"

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Fixed Route -service is a bus service that travels along a route with identified stops and associated times, and according to a weekly schedule.



Route Deviation - is a deviated service off a Fixed Route to accommodate any rider wishing to avail themselves of the service.  Franklin County Public Transportation will deviate up to 3/4 of a mile off the route o pick-up those individuals who cannot get to a fixed stop.   Route Deviation is a premium service and requires a premium fare.



Demand Response Service - is a service that operates under a zone and provides curb to curb service to outlying areas of the county. Reservations must be made no later then the end of regular business hours of the day before the ride is needed at: 518-483-9000. 
Demand response is available anywhere in a given zone on its service day and is a service which the rider-initiated requests determine the exact route.

As Needed Service -  is a stop that is scheduled into the run but will not always go to that location if nobody requires it.  The bus will stop at these locations with a 24 hour in advance notice by calling 518-483-9000.  See individual schedules for route locations.


Franklin County Public Transportation dispatch office operates Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. or Saturday 7:15 AM to 2:45 PM. See individual schedules for exact service times.Wheel Chair Accessible Service is Available


Wheelchair Accessible Service always available.

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Northern Franklin

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In the Northern part of Franklin County, bus service is provided within and between Chateaugay, Burke, Fort Covington, St. Regis Falls, Malone and surrounding communities.

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Adirondack Route

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The Adirondack Route connects Northern and Southern Franklin County and provides valuable transportation into Lake Placid, located in Essex County. This service operates 7 days a weeks and makes 3 round trips per day between the northern and southern portions of the county.

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Southern Franklin

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In the Southern part of Franklin County, bus service is provided within Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and into Lake Placid, located in Essex County, seven days a week.


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 Franklin County Transportation is committed to providing non-discriminatory service to ensure that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in the receipt of its services on the basis of race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VI"). To request additional information about Title VI, or if you believe you have been subjected to discrimination and would like to submit a written complaint, you may contact: Bradford Marsh Franklin County Public Transportation, 14981 State Rt. 30 Malone, NY 12953 Phone 518-481-1598. To download our policy Click Here  or Title VI Civil Rights