June 25th, 2019
HORNELL, NY – The Mayor and HAT Commission did a dedication to Anne and Seth Corwin for all of their years of service to transit Tuesday afternoon, with an honorary plaque hung on the bus pickup terminal at Lot #3 behind the old Ponderosa building.
Hornell Mayor John Buckley said it has been an honor and privilege to work with the Corwin’s over the years as an Alderman, Chairman of the HAT Commission, and now Mayor. “You have been consummate professionals over the years,” said the Mayor, “HAT’s had a great past, present, and will have future thanks to your contributions. I remember when we only had a few buses, and thanks to your hard work we have greatly expanded that.”
Anne Corwin said that in 1981 they started with 3 buses, and had around 20 passengers a month riding them. “We now have a total of 11 buses and a ridership of 91,000 as of 2018. It’s a much needed service and I give credit to the city for realizing this and expanding the service. You can now take the public transportation all the way to Olean going west and Elmira going east.”