Saratoga County Map Released!

Guess what OMSI fans? A new US based map called Saratoga County has just been released! What is Saratoga County? Well let’s find out!

Saratoga County is a fictional county, loosely based on a combination of Tompkins County, and Buffalo, New York. Much like the map Cayuga USA, Saratoga County takes place in a fictional state. This state is called Seneca, which is based in New York.

Saratoga Routes

The routes in Saratoga County will mostly come from downtown Saratoga and operate either within Saratoga or to the outskirts. This operations style is similar to that of Tompkins TCAT. The first route introduced to the map is route 15, which operates from Saratoga Downtown to South Saratoga, with service to the Southwest Plaza. The second route that will be introduced will be the short deadhead route 17, which operates from Downtown Saratoga to the bus depot. This route will come in a future release.

Development of Saratoga County

Surprisingly, this wasn’t the first time such a map was thought of. Saratoga County was built off of the concept of a map known as Southside Ithaca, which was initially meant to be released in 2018. This map was canceled due to the loss of vital data needed to work on the map. This new Saratoga map uses the same roadmap (within terms of splines and junction), but with completely new scenery (mostly trees still). The first version of the map was made on a 24-hour binge, as mentioned in the discord server.

Routes and IBIS Codes

Below is a table depicting all the routes, and their respective IBIS codes. This list will be updated as new routes releases.

LineDestination First StopLast StopLineRoute
14DowntownChalfont UniversityDT-Geneva140001
14AlbanyDT-GenevaChalfont University140002
15DT via SouthsideSouthwest PlazaDT-Greene150001
15SW via SouthsideDT-GreeneSouthwest Plaza150002
17 (from rt 14)DowntownGarage DRDT-Geneva170001
17 (from rt 15)DowntownGarage DRDT-Greene170002
17 (from rt 14)GarageDT-GenevaGarage DR170014
17 (from rt 15)GarageDT-GreeneGarage DR170015
Saratoga USA Routes
About the author: DashTransit

I have been with Virtual Transportation Cente since it's conception as the "Dash Forums" back in 2008. Since then, I have been writing and doing YouTube side by side, focusing both on Transportation and Gaming. Most of my knowledge comes from SEPTA as I lived in Philadelphia for most of my life. As of 2021, I am on YouTube as DashTransit, Dash5155, and TheDashOfficial.

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Starting in 2017, I used a Canon SX200IS from Bastranz to reboot the channel that otherwise was dead for a whole year prior.

Between April 19th, 2019, and January 21st, 2021, all videos were recorded by a Canon SX710 HS camera. The channel was renamed DashTransit 4/19/19.

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Comments

@peepso_user_3827(Donny.Stubbs)
hey
first of all great map. however I'm missing this item according to my logfile
Error: The file "Sceneryobjects\Ruede\E2H83.sco" could not be loaded!
Warning: Invalid Object: Sceneryobjects\Ruede\E2H83.sco"
maptools also confirmed i'm missing that.
if you could please tell me if there's another map i need or another add-on that'd be great. i've checked and checked and can't find it
thanks
@peepso_user_10(DashTransit)
that file has since been removed from the map. Just redownload the latest version and you should be okay,
February 22, 2021 7:09 pm
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