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The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System provides both regular and paratransit service in Chautauqua County, mainly concentrated in the cities of Jamestown, on Chautauqua Lake with a population of about 32,000, and Dunkirk, located on Lake Erie and home to about 13,000.  The service operates Monday to Friday using cutaway minibuses for both the scheduled service and paratransit service with seven routes in Jamestown operating from 6:00AM to 4:30PM, and two routes in Dunkirk running from 7:30AM until 5:30PM.  In Jamestown the buses routes are interlined in order to provide maximum coverage with a limited number of vehicles while ensuring half-hour service from the Junction on West Second Street in the downtown area, while in Dunkirk the two routes operate in opposite directions in a one-way loop around the city, meeting once an hour in front of City Hall.


All photos are by the webmaster.




C-317 is a Ford E-450 cutaway van, shown on at the Junction on West Second Street in downtown Jamestown on Sept. 4, 2008.



C-321 is another Ford minibus, shown on West Second Street in front of the abandoned Erie Railroad station on Sept. 4, 2008.