Madison Transit Service Ending

Budget Constraints Culprit for Transportation Cessation

(Madison County, NY -May 2013) As has been previously reported in various news outlets, effective May 31, the Madison Transit System will cease operation. Madison Transit operates Route Deviation and On-Demand public bus service throughout Madison County.


Madison County Releases Eco-Tourism Guide

Guide Available as a Placemat at Local Restaurants

(Wampsville, NY – May 2013) Want to see a methane digester, wind turbine or solar system up close or arrange to tour one of Madison County’s most sustainable buildings? Madison County has released an Eco-Tourism Guide to showcase the many innovative and forward-thinking alternative energy and sustainability […]

Buy it Here, Keep Tax Revenue Here

To the Editor:

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) Madison County is embarking on a “Buy Madison County: Calculate the Advantage” campaign to educate local consumers about the advantages of buying goods and services in Madison County. Local purchases have positive impacts on local businesses and also help Madison County and local municipalities raise increased sales […]

Madison Transit System Ride for Free Week Returns

(Madison County, NY – Oct. 2012) Ride the Madison Transit System for free! MTS is promoting “MTS Ride Free Week” again, which will run Monday, Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 19. During this week, people can simply hop on the bus – no pass or cash needed. The goal of the program is to educate […]

Madison County Community Exceeds Solarize Madison’s Expectations


(Madison County, NY – Aug. 25, 2012) Solarize Madison announced that interest in Solarize Madison County has exceeded expectations and that the program is still open for enrollment until the registration deadline. Participants must enroll in the program by Sept. 30 to benefit from the discounted pricing that the program offers.

The campaign’s […]

Set of 15 Trail Maps Developed

(Wampsville, NY – June 2012) The Madison County Health Department in conjunction with Madison County Planning Department and Madison County Tourism plans to release a set of 15 maps of trails in Madison County.

The set of maps will also be available for download and accessible using smart phone technology,

The maps are designed to […]

Alternative Energy for People, Not Profit


Think Local

By Chris Hoffman

Unlike hydrofracking or wind farms, both of which claim to be “the answer” to growing energy needs, and both of which primarily benefit the energy companies rather than individual homeowners, solar energy has the potential to create electricity specifically for the use of individuals.

And Madison County is […]

Installers Selected for Solarize Madison County

(Wampsville, NY – June 2012) Solarize Madison announced the selection of its two installers for its Solarize program, a grassroots effort to help homeowners to overcome the logistical hurdles of going solar and to grow Madison Counties renewable energy workforce.

The local installers selected are Arista Power, Inc., a Rochester-based developer, manufacturer, and supplier of […]

Lura, Servedio and Pangallo Offer Choice


Pictured from left are Dominick Pangallo, Russell Lura and Jennifer Servedio.

(Hamilton, NY) The Village of Hamilton Democratic Caucus in early May nominated candidates for all three Village Trustee openings to be elected on June 19, 2012. On the Democratic line on the ballot, with the party symbol of a star, will be […]

State Allowed Snowmobile Club to Destroy Walking Trail

Guest Column

By Jack Miller

(Town of Lincoln, NY – Jan. 2012) In late November and early December, the Central Regional Office of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS Parks) issued permits to a local snowmobile club, TriValley Trail Riders, to destroy a 1.5-mile stretch of the Congressionally-authorized North Country National […]

Madison Transit offers Fixed Route, Route Deviation and Dial-A-Ride Services

Madison County Planning Department news

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2012) Make it a New Year’s resolution to save money, stress and the environment by taking advantage of Madison County’s Transit System this year. Let someone else do the driving while you work, talk on the phone, text friends and more – all things you […]

Lehigh Valley Trail Improvements Opens Trail to More Users


(Madison County, NY) The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Central Region announced recently that improvements are being made to a roughly 1.5 mile portion of the Lehigh Valley Trail in the town of Lincoln to expand recreation on the popular multi-use trail and link it to Oxbow Falls […]