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TIPS For Steuben Transit Riders

How to Ride 

  • Look at the bus schedule to determine the time point of when the bus will be at the location near you. PM times are in bold.
  • On Request (OR) means that the bus will stop with no additional fare, but only through a pre-arranged request.

Flag Stop

  • Steuben Transit System is a flag stop system which means a passenger may board a bus at any safe place along a fixed route. When you see the bus you want, signal the driver by waving.

Safety Tips

  • Take your seat as quickly as possible. Never change seats while the bus is moving. Wait until the bus departs your stop before crossing the street. Refrain from engaging in unnecessary conversation with the driver. No pets, except service animals.

Suggestions or Complaints

  • If you encounter any difficulty, have suggestions, or complaints, please call 1-800-445- 4423.

Exact Change Please

  •  Our bus operators are not allowed to handle money or give change. Please be sure to have exact change to pay your fare for each trip.

Monthly Pass

  • Unlimited ridership on any fixed routes within the month for which the pass is valid. Passes must be displayed each time you board and must remain in your possession for the entire trip. Pass' may be used by any member of you family.


Tokens may be used in place of the $1.00 fare. Tokens may be purchased at: Chemung County Transit System, 1201 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira, NY 14901.

Holiday Service Schedule

Steuben Transit System buses do NOT operate on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor DayThanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

May I bring my pet on the bus?

No, pets are not allowed on the bus. Service animals are permitted.

Where can I catch the bus?

Steuben Transit System offers the convenience of a flag-stop system.  This means you may flag the bus anywhere along the route and the driver will pull over at the closest, safe area.  Please be obvious if you would like the driver to pull over by waving your arms or your Steuben Transit System bus pass and looking directly at the driver.  To locate where a route travels, please review the "Routes" link on the top of the page.  Each route has a map you may zoom in and see exactly where the bus travels.

What are the Riders Code of Conduct on the bus?

1. No eating or drinking.

2. No smoking, including e-cigarettes or vaping.

3. No animals allowed unless it’s a service animal.

4. Place bags and packages on your lap and secured so as not to block the aisle or slide around.

5. Be prepared to pay the correct fare and present a valid identification card when requesting a reduced fare.

6. Use earphones when playing audio or video devices.

7. No littering, running, horseplay, or swearing.

8. Do not harass the driver and other passengers.

9. No posting or soliciting or distributing pamphlets without permission from Steuben Transit System.

Please refer to the 2016 Transit Passenger and Visitor Conduct Policy available by request by calling the Steuben Transit System office at 1-800-445- 4423 or on www.RIDESteuben.com. Drivers may discharge passengers who are not following the rules. Violation of public law such as assault, carrying a concealed weapon, and vandalism or property damage will be considered a serious offense. Failure to follow the rules could lead to suspension of ridership, including long term suspension. 




Title VI Complaints

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Federal Transit Administration requires Steuben Transit to use nondiscriminatory practices in bus service.

If you believe you or others:

    • have been discriminated against due to race, color, or national origin
    • have been excluded from participation in or denied the benefits
    • have been subject to discrimination under any Steuben County Transportation service, program, or activity

You have the right to register a Title VI complaint by writing to or calling:

Here is how to get a hold of us.

Business Office
First Transit
1201 Clemens Center Parkway
Elmira, NY 14901
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone Numbers

System and Service Information - schedules and route information, fare and pass information, lost and found items, travel training, the Mark Twain trolley service, suggestions, comments and complains:
607-734-5211 or www.ridesteuben.com

Advertising & Employment Opportunities: 
(607) 734-5212

FAX Number 
(607) 734-5207


Title VI Downloads

    • Download the Title VI Complaint Form here: (English)

Employment @ First Transit

Steuben County contracts for and oversees the operation of Steuben Transportation, its public transit system, and First Transit has been Steuben County’s private transportation operator for many years. First Transit would like to acknowledge and thank our fine professional staff of Bus Operators, Maintenance Employees, Dispatchers, Office Staff, Supervisors, and Managers for their hard work and years of dedicated service. 

First Transit is the nation’s leading bus transportation provider. Our core values of safety and customer service are at the heart of everything we do. As part of FirstGroup, the world’s leading transportation corporation, safety underpins everything we do. Our innovative programs provide the strictest standards of employee training and best practices to reduce accidents and injuries.

Customer service, like safety, is crucial to the way we do business. We provide cost-effective and high quality service backed up by the best practices we’ve learned from five decades as an industry leader. Visit the First Transit website.


Fare Description


Cash Fare Each Boarding $1.00
Fare Each Boarding (Senior Citizen/Medicare/Disabled) $0.50
Route Deviation (Within 3/4 Mile of Fixed Route) $2.00
Monthly Pass $36.00
CCC Semester Pass $112.00
Semester Stickers are available for students at the CCC Bookstore (Aug-Dec / Jan-May)

About Us

Road Image

First TransitIncorporated has been our Transportation Operator since 2000. Their professional attitude, friendly and courteous drivers are a big reason for the successes we have shared over the years.

Bath ImageWe would like to add our deepest appreciation to our operator for their dedication to the transportation system since its inception. Their support allows us to go down hills, up hills, roll along the level plain and around curves, stop at red lights and move ahead through the green.

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