Madison Transit System

COVID-19 Update: The Madison Transit System will continue operating with limited service options during this COVID-19 outbreak. We plan to continue operating Bus #1 (See Route map and information below) for as long as we are permitted. Please note that we are using a larger bus for this route and we ask you to please respect the greater space between seats to comply with social distancing requirements. We are regularly wiping and sanitizing the bus and are doing our best to create a clean and safe environment. Thank you for your understanding and please contact Birnie Bus (315-824-1260) with any questions.

Bus One

It was feared that the Madison Transit System (MTS) would not exist beyond May 31, 2013, however as a result of collaboration with Birnie Bus, Madison County, Heritage Farms, and the New York State Department of Transportation, the Madison Transit System is able to continue limited service to select areas of Madison County. Through the coordination of shared service routes and hours of operation, MTS will continue service 5 days a week with service in Oneida, Wampsville, Bouckville, Canastota, Chittenango, Hamilton, Morrisville, Cazenovia, Earlville, and more.

Madison Transit System logo

Though limited in scope and frequency, this service will provide options for some of the most heavily traveled areas of the County, in addition to some of the outlying villages and hamlets as well. Questions about this service or requests for additional information can be obtained by contacting Birnie Bus at 315-824-1260 or Madison County at 315-366-2376.

Madison Transit System

The Planning Department oversees the Madison Transit System operated by Birnie Bus.

Buses are wheelchair accessible.

Title VI Nondiscrimination Plan

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One-Way Fare

Exact fare required.

Route/Age TypeFee
Between City/Village$3.00
Monthly Pass$45.00
Route DeviationTwice Regular Fare
Seniors/Disabled/Youth to 16Half Fare
Within City/Village$1.50

Check Out the MTS Commercial

Looking for other transportation options available? View the transportation options poster (PDF).

Coordinated Transportation Plan

The Planning Department completed the Coordinated Transportation Plan (PDF) to improve the Madison Transit System, minimize route duplications, and share transit resources to reduce overall costs and provide a better service to Madison County residents. Implementation of this plan began in 2011, with focus on improving the Madison Transit System with new routes and stops.

Bike Racks

New as of August 2012: MTS buses are now equipped with bike racks.

MTS buses equipped with a bike rack