SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Centro is trying to make it easier for people to move around downtown Syracuse as easily and efficiently as possible.
Starting Monday, March 15, Centro is rolling out its new service called the “SYRculator,” which will run around downtown in a 15-minute loop. Centro says it has more plans for additional services in the coming months.
Centro’s new SYRculator bus route will operate in a loop covering an area as far north as Herald Place, south to Harrison Street, east to State Street, and west to Franklin Street. It will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
“We believe this bus route will provide an important transportation element for the growing downtown Syracuse community,” said Centro Chief Executive Officer Brian Schultz. “We continue to look at services that will increase mobility options for the communities we serve. This is just the latest example of our efforts.”
On March 1, 2021, Centro began operating service to the Taft Road Business Park, Molloy Road, and nearby Northern Boulevard businesses to help the thousands of employees in the manufacturing sector in that area get to and from their jobs.
“More mobility options are great news for the City of Syracuse. The SYRculator will make it easier to get around downtown which will be good for everyone who spends time there,” said Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. “It will also improve access to the Centro Hub for rides to jobs and other destinations throughout Syracuse and Onondaga County. I thank Centro for introducing this service and look forward to more community partnerships to improve mobility and public transportation in the City.”
Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said, “The addition of the SYRculator bus is welcomed news for our community. As our economy continues to reopen and recover, the addition of this route will make it easier for folks to patronize our local restaurants and shops in a free, convenient, and safe way. Thank you to the team at Centro for making this happen and their commitment to serving Central New York.”