Warwick, Wallkill to share dial-a-bus administrative services


Depew listens
as Sweetron calls the agreement

“a natural for us”

TOWN OF WALLKILL – The Town of Warwick will handle the administration functions of the Town of Wallkill dial-a-bus, including all reporting requirements as well as compliance issues with state and federal agencies and Orange County.
The consolidation will merge assets, which will lower costs, officials of both towns said.
Wallkill Supervisor Daniel Depew said the town will save $50,000 per year while Warwick gains $14,000 for the services.
Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton noted his town already fully operates the Blooming Grove Dial-a-Bus program. Taking on the administrative functions for Wallkill was “a natural for us,” he said.
“For Wallkill to be able to focus on getting that job done efficiently, I think is great. We have the expertise to handle all the mounds of paperwork,” Sweeton said.
Warwick currently has seven buses and Wallkill as three; it had four but one was totaled in an accident.
A county spokesman said the county is “an important partner in all these services. The county is the administrator of any non-municipal aid as well as owner of the majority of the bus fleet.”
All three town programs transport to neighboring communities and link up with Orange County’s routes with full-sized buses.