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The Seneca Nation of Indians has launched an inter-territory public bus, Seneca Transit System (STS).

The bus provides public transportation for communities of the Southern Tier. The line begins at Seneca Gaming and Entertainment Bingo in Irving and ends at the Turtle Pit in Steamburg, with 13 other scheduled stops along the route including SNI government buildings, community buildings, Shop & Save in Gowanda, Cattaraugus County Building in Little Valley and Grand Center Station in Salamanca. STS will pick up riders anywhere along the route and offers route deviation services for those who cannot get to the stops.

The system operates from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and fares are $1 per zone. Schedules and helpful hints can be found www.sni.org/STS or by calling 945-1790 Ext. 3055.

“With the launch of Seneca Transit System, the Seneca Nation of Indians is providing a much-needed service for our community and our neighbors at an affordable cost,” said President Barry E. Snyder, Sr.

The Seneca Nation of Indians has partnered with First Transit of Cuba, N.Y. to bring the Seneca Transit System to the Southern Tier. First Transit currently operates the OATS buses and Allegany County Transit.