Schuylkill Transportation System

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Schuylkill Transportation System
Slogan We're here to get you there
Founded 1982[1]
Headquarters 252 Industrial Park Road
St. Clair, Pennsylvania
Service area Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Service type Bus
Routes 11
Stations Union Station South Centre Street, Pottsville, PA
Website www.go-sts.com

Schuylkill Transportation System or STS is a public transportation service located in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. It provides inter-city bus and paratransit service to select communities within Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

The system was created by the Schuylkill County Board of Commissioners,[2] replacing service on the recently defunct service at the time of the East Penn Transportation Company.

Route list[edit]

Most routes[3] operate on a hub and spoke system out of Pottsville, with a secondary hub located in Shenandoah. Many services operate Monday through Friday, however, less operate Saturdays, with no service on Sundays and major holidays.

Fares[edit]

STS implemented a base fare, paid upon boarding the bus. The base fare may vary, with an full fare for adults, and a reduced fare for children between the age of nine and twelve. Children under eight years of age, and senior aged adults over the age of sixty-five are eligible to ride for free, with senior fares subsidized by the Pennsylvania State Lottery Program.[4]

In addition, passengers are eligible to transfer between buses for a reduced fee compared to the base fare.

Bus Fleet[edit]

The STS fleet operates with Gillig brand buses in their Phantom and BRT series models for conventional transit service, with smaller cutaway vans used in their lower patronized service, and ADA accessible paratransit service.

Connections to other agencies[edit]

STS services connect with Hazleton Public Transit services in McAdoo.[5]

STS service also connects with Lower Anthracite Transportation System service at Ashland on their Route 1 service.[6]

Additionally, long distance bus service connections are available to Susquehanna Trailways bus service in Shenandoah, Frackville, Mahanoy City and Hometown;[7] and to Fullington Trailways bus service in Pottsville.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STS - Milestones". Schuylkill Transportation System. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "STS - Milestones". Schuylkill Transportation System. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "STS - Bus Schedules". Schuylkill Transportation System. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Fares and Additional Information. Schuylkill Transportation System. 2011. 
  5. ^ "McAdoo / Kelayres Bus Route". Hazleton Public Transit. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Lower Antracite Transportation System - Route 1 Schedule. December 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Schedule Routes - Susquehanna Trailways". Susquehanna Trailways. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Harrisburg - Scranton run". Fullington Tours. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 

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