Free shuttles to Belleayre, Price Chopper, and Wal-Mart for hurricane victims

Delaware County Human Services has put together a fleet of free shuttle buses that will ferry hurricane victims to and from the Delhi Price Chopper, the Oneonta Wal-Mart, and  the Disaster Assistance Center on Belleayre Mountain starting tomorrow. Here's the press release:

The Delaware County Human Services Departments have arranged for free public transportations to victims of Hurricane Irene to travel to the Disaster Assistance Service Center at Belleayre Ski Center in High Mount NY. and two area grocery stores. The Disaster Assistance Service Center is a three County Service Center for Delaware, Greene and Ulster counties. The following Shuttles will be available for victims of Hurricane Irene in the Margaretville, Arkville, Fleischmanns, Roxbury, Grand Gorge and Prattsville or surrounding areas. Riders do not have to be Delaware County Residents.

Disaster Assistance Service Center Shuttles Saturday Sept. 3, 2011 thru Friday September 9, 2011 starting at 8 AM in Grand Gorge at the Civic Center and Margaretville Country Store. The identified stops are at the following locations for pick up are listed below and will be traveling the Disaster Assistance Center daily until till 5 pm. There will be continuous trips throughout the day to the Disaster Assistance Center and will return individuals to their starting destinations. The buses will leave the Assistance Center at 5 PM sharp. These vehicles will be labeled with signs which state which location they will be returning to. Example: Grand Gorge or Margaretville. The vehicles that are being used to fulfill this function are ARC Buses, Head Start Buses or County Vans. There will be no unscheduled stops.


Grand Gorge and Roxbury Areas


  • Grand Gorge Civic Center – starting at 8:00 a.m.
  • Roxbury United Methodist Church
  • Halcottsville Old Rte 30-Closed Post Office
  • Kelly Corner’s-Department of Public Works Building
  • Belleayre Ski Center –Last run leaves Belleayre @ 5pm

Margaretville area

  • Margaretville Country Store by school – starting at 8:00 a.m.
  • Margaretville Hess Station on State Highway 28
  • Margaretville Town Hall
  • Arkville Beehive
  • Clovesville Old Route 28 and corner of Kissimmee Road
  • Cloveville Baptist Church
  • Fleischmanns Community Church
  • Fleischmanns Country Store
  • Belleayre Ski Center –Last run leaves Belleayre @ 5pm

Grocery Store Shuttles

Margaretville Area:

On Sept. 3 and 4, 2011 there will be an ARC Bus traveling to the Price Chopper/ Rite Aid Pharmacy in Delhi. Margaretville will begin at 10 AM in Fleischmanns Fire Department and proceeded to the Beehive in Arkville and then to the Hess Station in Margaretville. Upon arrival at Delhi Price Chopper a two hour time frame will be permitted for shopping. The bus will remain in parking lot.

Roxbury Shuttle:

Monday September 5, 2011 a shuttle will be available for those interested from the Roxbury and Grand Gorge Areas and will travel to the Wal-Mart in Oneonta, NY. This Shuttle will start at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Roxbury starting at 10 AM. Stopping at the Grand Gorge Civic Center and then proceeding to Oneonta Wal-Mart. Upon arrival at Wal-Mart a two hour time frame will be permitted for shopping. The bus will remain in the parking lot.

These shuttle/ bus arrangements will allow a household member to travel to purchase groceries and other items. No large items should be purchased and one should only purchase what they can physically carry. No children are expected or will be allowed to due to limited seating capacity and only one person per household. If one is not experiencing a hardship due to the flood they should not pursue ridership of this shuttle service.