Oneonta Public Transportation is proud to present the Team that provides you with impeccable Transportation Service.


Meet Our Administrator

Paul Patterson: Transit Director 

Paul started doing vehicle maintenance at age 15 in a pilot program through the NYS National Guard in Utica, NY.

He started driving bus as a college student in Oneonta at the age of twenty-one and later went on to manage bus companies in Oneonta, Binghamton, Buffalo, Albany, Westchester, Hudson Valley, and Poughkeepsie. Paul returned to Oneonta and since has served as an Alderman and School Broad Member. In 2000, he came to the City of Oneonta’s Central Garage and in October 2010, was asked to take over the additional responsibilities of Transit Director.

Paul Patterson

Meet Our Drivers

Jan Benson: Driver 

Retired high school and college teacher, former civil engineering designer & draftsman. Currently, in addition to driving for OPT, Jan is the Pastor of the Methodist Church in Summit, NY.

 Jan Benson
Steve Barton: Driver 

“Ran my own dairy farm for thirty years. I also coach boy’s basketball.”

 Stephen Barton
Roy Robinson: Driver

Nickname: Ridgerunner, working for OPT for 20 years on and off. Retired Vocational Instructor, owned and operated Construction Company for 20 years, married 40 years with three children and three grandchildren. “Always enjoys the public.”

 Roy Robinson