Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation

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Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation
Fayette FACT.png
Slogan "Striving harder to get you farther"
Parent Fayette County Board of Commissioners
Founded 1996
Headquarters 825 Airport Road
Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania
Service area Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Service type Bus
Routes 10
Hubs 2
Stations 1
Fuel type Diesel
Chief executive Lori Groover-Smith
Website www.factbus.com

Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation, known by the moniker of FACT, is a public transportation service located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. It provides inter-city bus and paratransit service to select communities within the county. Because the region is located within the metropolitan (but not the urban) area of Pittsburgh, four times per day service is provided to the Downtown Pittsburgh area. In 2009, the Connellsville-Uniontown Route was extended[1] into Westmoreland County to the Countryside Plaza Shopping Center, near Mount Pleasant.

Hubs and Stations[edit]

There are two Hubs in the county, each with a park and ride lot, and a Bus Station to handle "after-hours" traffic that comes with a bench and minimal shelter from the elements.

Transit Center[edit]

The FACT Transit Center, locate at the Connellsville Airport Complex in Dunbar Township, was completed in 2005. There is a Waiting Area, Comfort Station, Vending Machines, and the Admiministrative Offices, as well as the Bus Garages. There is a 40-vehicle park and ride located here, where the Pittsburgh Commuter and Connellsvlle-Uniontown Routes are accessible to the rider in a safe and secure environment.

Transfer Center[edit]

In 2010, the Transfer Center opened[2] in the Fayette County Business Park in South Union Township. The 1,072 square feet (99.6 m2) facility is open Monday - Friday and all Public Buses stop at the center at regular intervals. The center is also equipped with Vending Machines, Comfort Station, Waiting Area, and a Ticket/Token Office. One can also receive real-time bus information. There is also a Park-and-Ride lot there with a capacity of 40 vehicles in a safe and secure environment.

Uniontown Hub[edit]

The Uniontown Hub is located at Church and Beeson Streets in Uniontown. There is only a bench and minimal shelter here. Public-Transit Buses stop here when the Transfer Center is closed on nights and weekends.

Route list[edit]

FACT provides evening and weekend service, and commuter trips on weekdays to downtown Pittsburgh. Shown on this schedule are all municipalities that feature FACT stops, with the served villages within these jurisdictions in parentheses.[3]

Name Route Areas Served Service days
Pittsburgh Commuter Connellsville Airport Park & Ride to Downtown Pittsburgh Connellsville Airport Park & Ride, Uniontown, North Union Twp (Oliver), Franklin Twp (Upper Middletown), Perry Twp (Star Junction), Perryopolis, Rostraver Airport Park & Ride, Century III Mall, Downtown Pittsburgh Mon - Fri
Brownsville-Republic-Uniontown Brownsville to Uniontown Transit Center Brownsville, Luzerne Twp (Hiller), Redstone Twp (Republic, Allison, Fairbank, Cardale), Menallen Twp (New Salem, Buffington), South Union Twp shopping centers, Uniontown Mon - Sat
Brownsville Express Brownsville to Uniontown Transit Center California University Park & Ride, Brownsville, Menallen Twp (Searights), South Union Twp shopping centers, Uniontown Mon - Fri
Connellsville-Uniontown Connellsville to Uniontown Transit Center, with weekday connection to Mount Pleasant East Huntington Twp shopping centers, Connellsville, South Connellsville, Dunbar Twp shopping centers, Dunbar, Penn State Fayette Campus, Uniontown Mon - Sat
Hopwood-Nemacolin Nemacolin Woodlands to Uniontown Transit Center Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Wharton Twp (Chalk Hill), North Union Twp (Hopwood), Uniontown Mon - Sun
Fairchance-Smithfield Smithfield to Uniontown Transit Center Smithfield, Fairchance, South Union Twp (Oliphant Furnace), Uniontown Mon - Fri
Masontown Masontown to Uniontown Transit Center Masontown, German Twp (McClellandtown), South Union Twp shopping centers, Uniontown Mon - Fri
Uniontown A City Loop Uniontown, North Union Twp (East Uniontown), South Union Twp (Hatfield), South Union Twp shopping centers Mon - Sun
Uniontown B Extended City Loop Uniontown, North Union Twp (Oliver), South Union Twp shopping centers Mon - Sat
Shuttle Business/Medical Area Loop Uniontown Hospital, South Union Twp shopping centers Mon - Fri

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