Transportation/Traffic

Intersection of Routes 32 and 212
Photo by Bill Tobin, May 2005

Area Public Transportation Possibilities

Taxicab Service

  • Kingston Kabs - 845-331-8200 $10 cost for minivan ...call in advance for a time pickup, or call when you get to the bus station

 

Car Rental

 

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car - 1104 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, 12401 - phone 845-336-4700 -  open Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 to noon on Saturday
  • Hertz - 790 Ulster Avenue, Kingston  12401 - phone 845-338-6929 - open Mon-Fri open Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 to noon on Saturday

 

Ulster County Bus

 

  • Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) serves Saugerties, and can help you get to Woodstock and Kingston, including the Hudson Valley Mall and other nearby malls. (See below for the bus schedules/routes.  They are the first 4 items listed under "Documents".)

Bus from/to New York City and Other Locales


  • Adirondack, New York, and Pine Hill Trailways Bus service. The buses run approximately every hour or every half hour, and will stop at the Saugerties Thruway exit.  For fare information call 1-800-858-8555 $43 round trip, 21.50 one way. Click here for GENERAL TRAILWAYS SITE.
  • Click here for a KINGSTON-NYC and NYC-KINGSTON SCHEDULE.

 


Airports nearest to Saugerties


  • Stewart (Newburgh) International Airport is 46.5 miles from Saugerties.  As you can see on this Google map, the drive is mostly a straight shot up the New York State Thruway.  Saugerties is at Exit 20.
  • Albany Airpot is 54.1 miles from Saugerties.  This Google map shows that the drive is a straight shot down the New York State Thruway.
  • If you're travel plans take you to Newark International Airport or LaGuardia Airport of JFK International Airport, and you need to get to any of those locations to Saugerties, your travel times are as follows
    • Neward International Airport (108 miles; 2 hours 4 minutes)
    • LaGuardia (107 miles; 2 hours, 2 minutes)
    • JFK International Airport (118 miles; 2 hours, 15 minutes)

 

Saugerties Area Mobility Analysis (SAMA)

 

SAMA is a study that has as its genesis the work that the Saugerties Village Traffic Committee has done, to look at traffic concerns in the Village. Judith Spektor heads this commitee, which also includes:

  • Vernon Benjamin
  • Diana Bryan
  • Barbara Budik
  • Brian Donoghue
  • John Dragun
  • Richard Frisbie
  • Josepha Gutelius
  • J. Helmuth
  • Mary Leahy
  • Dave Minch
  • Leeanne Thornton
  • Ron LeBlanc

The SAMA study picks up where the traffic committee's work left off, and is an expanded analysis by transportation/traffic consultants (Creighton Manning Engineering and BFJ Planning), in cooperation with Saugerties representatives (Judith Spektor, Mike Campbell, Carol Furman, Leeanne Thornton, Alex Wade, and Richard Frisbie), the Ulster County planner (Dennis Doyle), UCTC staff (Bill Tobin and Tom Mank), NYS Dept. of Transportation officials, a Thruway official, and others. The study is paid for by Federal funds (not by Village or Town taxes).


The Study began in the Fall of 2005 and is a 2-year study. The first public meeting was held in the Senior Citizens Center, on January 25th, 2006 and was one of the most successful meetings and one of the largest turnouts ever experienced by the consultants and the UCTC staff. The full report is available on the UCTC Web site


The 2nd public meeting was held July 20th, 2006 and the presentation from the consultants that was used at that meeting is available below, in PDF format.

 

There is an ongoing committee (Myles Putman, Judith Spektor, Alex Wade, Vincent Buono) that continues to look into SAMA-related and transportation implementation opportunities for Saugerties (Town and Village).

 

Initiative to Reduce Large Truck Traffic on Local Roads

 

In the list of documents below, you can find a report made available at a public meeting held in Syracuse, NY, on the topic of reducing large truck traffice on local roads.  Saugerties is actively invovlved in this effort, which began in the Finger Lakes region and is supported by both Senator Chuck Schumer and Governor Patterson.

 

You can download either individual pages of interest from the report, or the full report (approx. 3 MB).

Documents:
This is for legal-size paper (8 1/2 x 14).
This is best printed on legal size paper (8 1/2 x 14).
Full handout from Sept. 24th Syracuse Public Meeting.
Page 1 - Welcome/Purpose/Objectives/Strategies
Traffic Calming & "Modify Lage Truck Permits to Keep Trucks on the National Network"
Safety Inspections on Shortcut Routes; Guide Signs to Keep Trucks on the National Network; Investigate Hauling Waste by Rail; Investigate Downstate Tandem Staging Facilities to Encourage Trucks to Use the Thruway; Discussions with Other Agencies
Proposed Draft Regulation; What is the National Network?; 14 Factors
Traffic Data
Traffic Considerations
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Trucks
Safety (1 of 2)
Safety (2 of 2)
Impacts and Results for the Finger Lake Area
Public Comment Form (1 of 2)
Public Comment Form (2 of 2)
Final Saugerties Area Mobility Analysis (SAMA) Transportation Study Report.  Presented by Mark Sargent of Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP on Thursday, February 1st at the Senior Citizens Center, Market Street, Saugerties.
The appendix to the SAMA report, containing traffic volumes and other back-up data.
This table shows the counts of trains that ran by the Ulster Avenue railroad crossing in the time frame from January 12th through January 26th of 2006.  The UCTC and NYS Dept. of Transportation thank Colonial Oil and Gas for their OK to place the measuring device on their property.