Syracuse Transportation

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    Oh the Er-I-E is a rising...

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Clinton Square before the canal was filled in

    The Erie Canal ran though Syracuse until it was filled in the early 20th century and became Erie Blvd. Be sure to visit the The Erie Canal Museum in the1850 Weighlock Building. It was in this building that the barges were weighed as they passed through Syracuse on the canal.
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    The tip title comes from the version of "The Erie Canal Song" that I learned as a child. There are several versions, but in them all the mule's name is "Sal" :))) The following is an expurgated version.
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    I've got an old mule and her name is Sal
    Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
    She's a good old worker and a good old pal
    Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal

    We've hauled some barges in our day
    Filled with lumber, coal, and hay
    And every inch of the way we know
    From Albany to Buffalo

    Low bridge, everybody down
    Low bridge for we're coming to a town
    And you'll always know your neighbor
    And you'll always know your pal
    If you've ever navigated on
    The Erie Canal

    We'd better get along on our way, old gal
    Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
    'Cause you bet your life I'd never part with Sal
    Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal

    Git up there mule, here comes a lock
    We'll make Rome 'bout six o'clock
    One more trip and back we'll go
    Right back home to Buffalo

    Low bridge, everybody down
    Low bridge for we're coming to a town
    And you'll always know your neighbor
    And you'll always know your pal
    If you've ever navigated on
    The Erie Canal

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    Syracuse "Hancock International" Airport

    by shrimp56 Written Oct 11, 2003

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    The "international" is the 2 flights to Toronto -- *lol*. Given the downturn in travel recently, this airport is an easy one to manoeuver. One of the best things is that the rental cars are on the bottom level of the garage, which is just across the road from the main doorway!

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    Syracuse Hancock Int'l Airport

    by acemj Updated Mar 27, 2006

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    The first time I visited Syracuse, I actually flew into Rochester and drove in, but last time I flew directly into Syracuse's Hancock International Airport. The airport code is SYR and it's located just ten minutes or so from downtown. I noticed that it's pretty small, but a very nice and super clean airport. There are cabs and other ground transportation just outside the front doors. Check out the website for more details.

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    A train runs through ...

    by shrimp56 Updated Feb 25, 2006

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    The now defunct New York Central Railroad was the city's lifeline after the canal was filled in. This picture is before the train tracks were elevated. Now there are only a couple of trains a day:( And they stop in East Syracuse.

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  • Driving in Syracuse

    by kmc2119 Written Nov 10, 2003

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    The best (pretty much the only) way to get around Syracuse is to drive. It is not a pedestrian-friendly environment by any means, and the public transportation system there is terrible. Rent or borrow a car if you don't have one, b/c without one you'll be really, really sorry!

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    Buses!

    by Jenn_hadley Written Feb 24, 2014
    Common Centro bus

    Most people use buses to get around Syracuse, others use cars but not many, if there are car drivers you will see a lot of cars parked along the road because there aren't parking lots for most of the shops. The buses are either on time or very late. A good feature the bus has is that some of them have lifts if you are disabled .Also students in public schools in Syracuse don't ride the famous yellow school buses, they usually ride the public bus as well My suggestion is to have a car, if that's out the question, risk the bus but not during bad weather.

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  • Rod's Taxi in Syracuse

    by caribkay Updated Feb 21, 2009

    My husband and I were in Syracuse for a week for medical reasons. We did not rent a car and the hotel shuttle only took us so far. Rod's Taxi came recommended by the hotel. Rod was great and he gave us discounted prices to wherever we wanted to go. His service is reliable and was always on time or earlier than the specified time. The conversation was good and the service even better. If you need a taxi/cab call Rod at 315-863-1990.

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    Syracuse "On Track" Train

    by Ewingjr98 Written Mar 28, 2005
    Armory Square Train Station

    Armory Square Station is behind the Jefferson Street Armory next to the Hawthorne Suites Hotel.

    It is a 10 minute ride from Armory Square to Syracuse University Station. Fare is $1.50 one way. The train also stops at the Syracuse Mall. You pay when you board the train... it only operates Wednesday through Sunday.

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    Onondaga Lake Park Tram

    by donclark Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Tram at Onondaga Lake Park, suburban Syracuse

    The free tram service at Onondaga Lake Park runs the length of the park from the Wegmans Playground in the south to Long Branch Park in the north. If you park at the northern end of the Park and want to get to the southern end, then take the tram. Or if you park at the southern end of the Park and want to get to the northern end, you can take the tram too.

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    Watch for slow moving Tractor-Trailers

    by donclark Written Mar 29, 2004
    Tractor-Trailer Driving School

    Syracuse has a Tractor-Trailers driving school nearby. If you happen to be driving in certain parts of the region, you may run across slow moving Tractor-Trailers. Chances are they are drivers-in-training.

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  • On Track Rapid Transit

    by matt1168 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Syracuse does have a small, and by that I mean 4 station, transit system. The train runs from the Carosel Mall to Colvin St. via downtown and Syracuse University, two intermediate stations. The rail line is being extended to the Amtrak/Bus station (Regional Transporation Center).

    The train runs several times a day, all week except for Mondays. The official website is http://209.51.194.98/ontrack1.htm.

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    Take Amtrack Train to and from Syracuse

    by donclark Updated Jan 12, 2004
    Regional Transportation Center, Syracuse, NY

    The new Transportation Center is great. Train Service in Syracuse is ideal because it is located on the Empire corridor that goes from Buffalo to Albany to NYC. And when you get off the train in Syracuse, you can take a Centro bus right from the Train Station because they are located in the same building!

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  • JetBlue flies pretty cheaply...

    by expwombat Written Aug 26, 2002

    JetBlue flies pretty cheaply from JFK to Syracuse airport in one-hour long jet flights where you can take a cab into the city. Amtrak will take you from NYC up to Syracuse too which I have done many times. Getting to Syracuse from Ithaca or the southern tier pretty much requires a car, but Greyhound takes you north.
    Within Syracuse there is virtually no public transportation except for Centro, the hard to catch bus system. If you stay up in Carrier Circle, you need a car or a cab. Best bet would be to rent a car from the airport, because you can't hail cabs and they'll be $20 each trip.

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    the best way to get there...

    by biggdogg Written Aug 26, 2002

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    the best way to get there would be to drive, there are lot of wonderful views on your way into syracuse.
    you definitly need an automobile to get around syracuse

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    On Track Train Service

    by donclark Updated May 31, 2005
    OnTrack Station

    Ontrack is a limited train service that runs from Jamesville Beach to the South to Carousel Mall to the north. With stops on the SU Hill and Downtown Syracuse near Armory Square.

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