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.
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.
|Line||Destination||First Stop||Last Stop||Line||Route|
|15||DT via Southside||Southwest Plaza||DT-Greene||1500||01|
|15||SW via Southside||DT-Greene||Southwest Plaza||1500||02|
|17 (from rt 14)||Downtown||Garage DR||DT-Geneva||1700||01|
|17 (from rt 15)||Downtown||Garage DR||DT-Greene||1700||02|
|17 (from rt 14)||Garage||DT-Geneva||Garage DR||1700||14|
|17 (from rt 15)||Garage||DT-Greene||Garage DR||1700||15|