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Birnie Bus is the Proud Transportation Partner
of The Ride for Missing Children Mobile Telethon.

Katie Ullman, the Media Coordinator Ride for Missing Children, says, “We're able to not be landlocked anymore. You used to, when you had a telethon, you had to have a phone bank and you had to sit in one place, and with this technology we're able to move. Our cell phones move with us because we have cell towers along the way, and our laptops and our iPads travel with us, and the secure on-line donation form, as long as we have internet, we're ready to go.”

To learn more about the live mobile telethon and other ways to donate to The Ride for Missing Children, please click here.

May 19, 2016

Aerik Radley
Fleet Feet Sports

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Boilermaker Race Group, Birnie Bus and Fleet Feet Sports Announce Partnership for “Birnie Boilermaker Bus Service”

Syracuse runners will be able to ride bus from select locations, including Fleet Feet Sports, Clay, to the Boilermaker Race

Syracuse, N.Y. - The Boilermaker, in partnership with Birnie Bus and Fleet Feet Sports, have once again teamed up to offer a transportation alternative for Central New York runners who will be running in the Boilermaker race on Sunday, July 10.

On race day, runners will have a choice of two (2) locations to catch the Boilermaker Bus Service at 5:30 a.m. and be taken right to the Boilermaker start line. The Birnie Bus Terminal located at 7309 Northern Boulevard in Syracuse, and Fleet Feet Sports located at 4136 State Route 31 in Clay, have been selected as the two pick-up and drop-off locations for the 2016 year. Tickets for the non-stop, round-trip are priced at $20.00 per runner.

"Birnie Bus Service has been a long standing transportation partner of the Boilermaker Road Race, offering pre and post race transportation services to all runners. It only made sense to expand our offerings to running clubs and individual runners with round trip motorcoach transportation from Syracuse to Utica. Not only is this a convenient service for all runners but it will save time and parking challenges," said Tim Birnie, President, of Birnie Bus Service.

"Fleet Feet Sports is proud to be a partner in offering a safe, reliable alternative for our running community, in which runners will be able to focus on the race ahead, without worry," said Ed Griffin, owner, Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse.

More information and details about the service can be found at Runners will be able to register and purchase tickets on the site to ensure that they have a seat. Buses will leave at 5:30 a.m. from each location and will leave Utica to return to Syracuse after the race at 12:30 p.m.

About Boilermaker 15K
The Boilermaker 15K Road Race was established in 1978 by Earle C. Reed. Reed was looking for a way to give back to the community that had supported his family's business, Utica Radiator (ECR International). Earle convinced his father Bob Reed, President of Utica Radiator, and the company's Treasurer Jim Benson, to underwrite a new local long distance road race, which Earle dubbed "The Boilermaker." The first Boilermaker was run on July 16, 1978.

About Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse
Since 2000, Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse has been dedicated to creating an inclusive environment in which all types of people receive outstanding service in the fitting of running, walking and cross training shoes as well as accessories and apparel for the active lifestyle. Locally owned and operated with two locations, Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse is an active member of the local running and triathlon community. For more information, visit

About Birnie Bus Service
Birnie Bus Service, Inc. was founded in 1947 and has experienced continued growth throughout our history in support of its mission to always provide Safe, Reliable and Courteous Transportation. Birnie Bus Service, employs over 1,500 people at 17 locations across New York State and Florida. Currently, Birnie offers regional transportation for school bus services and tourism luxury motor coaches. Birnie has a fleet of 900 school buses and 48 motor coach buses. Birnie Bus transports over two million passengers and covers more than 700 million miles annually. Birnie is the 12th largest bus company in the United States. Our goal at Birnie Bus is to always provide Safe, Reliable and Courteous Transportation.

1,900. That’s the number of children attending Duval County public schools that are homeless or at-risk of being homeless… enough children to fill 26 school buses.

On September 4th, Birnie Bus teamed up with Ability Housing of Northeast Florida for the Art Walk in Jacksonville.

2013 Boilermaker

Birnie bus transports Boilermaker runners

Birnie Bus provided over thirty buses to transport runners on July 14, 2013 for the Boilermaker in Utica. Buses lined Court Sreet and Whitesboro Street as over 12,000 runners were driven from these pickup locations to the starting line of the race.

Boilermaker runners boarding a Birnie Bus Birnie Buses Leaving

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Birnie bus transports college team HCCC Softball celebrates national championship

Birnie Bus provides transportation for many college across the state. Birnie congratulates the HCCC Women's Softball team on their national championship!

Boilermaker Bus Service
March 15th Press Release

Attn: Runners, Their Families, Friends, and Interested Spectators

Brand new this year, Birnie Bus Service and the Boilermaker have teamed up to offer bus service from Syracuse, Lowville, and Rome. The busses will take you directly to the 15k starting line and then will pick you up after the post race party and take you back to either Syracuse, Lowville, or Rome, all for the amazing price of five dollars total both ways.

How affordable and how convenient. No more parking hassles, get right to the starting line and enjoy a comfortable ride to the race and back.

Since this is the first year seating will be limited. Reserve your seats today. For more information, go to

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2012 Stuff the Bus Event
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Special Event for Downtown Utica Community! One day only!
December 12th in front of the Adirondack Bank Building at 185 Genessee Street in Downtown Utica from 9AM-4PM. Come support this great event and drop off a new unwrapped toy!

Sharing the Vision: The Community Foundation
We’re proud to be participating in the Corporate Partners Program and the way it ties area companies together. Yet it’s still in its infancy and has so much promise. See full article here.