Rabbit Transit (York)

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Central PA Transportation Authority (rabbittransit)
Rabbittansit red logo.png
Headquarters415 North Zarfoss Drive
LocaleYork, PA
Service areaYork County, Pennsylvania
Service typebus service, paratransit
Routes15 regular
1 shuttle
2 connector
Daily ridership6,000

The Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (formerly York Adams Transportation Authority), doing business as rabbittransit, is the mass transit service of York County, Pennsylvania. The agency currently operates 15 fixed routes within York County (12 in York and 3 in Hanover) and express bus routes from Gettysburg to Harrisburg and from York to Harrisburg and Towson, Maryland (connecting to the central light rail line of the Baltimore area's Maryland Transit Administration).

The agency, which has an annual ridership of 1.7 million, also provides paratransit services to the disabled, and a shared ride service.[1]

rabbittransit was formerly known as York County Transit Authority. The name was changed in 2000 in order to improve the agency's image.[2] The name is a play of "rapid transit", coincidentally echoing the same play-on-words that formed the basis of the cartoon, Rabbit Transit.


rabbittransit currently operates the following routes:

Route Number Route Name Places Served External links
1A West Manchester Mall York Crossing Weekday schedule
Weekend schedule
1BC York Mall/Galleria/Pleasant Acres Weekday schedule
Weekend schedule
2 North & South York via The Crossroads Weekday schedule
Weekend schedule
3 Northwest Plaza/York College/York Hospital Weekday schedule
Weekend schedule
4 Memorial Hospital/Queensgate Weekday schedule
Weekend schedule
5 West York/Haines Road Weekday schedule
Weekend schedule
6 North & South York via Pershing Street Weekday schedule
Weekend schedule
12 Wrightsville/Columbia Wrightsville Schedule (weekdays only)
13 Dover Schedule (weekdays only)
14EG Manchester Industrial Park Via George Street 14E schedule (evenings)
14E schedule (weekends)
14G schedule (peak hours)
14S Manchester Industrial Park Via Susquehanna Trail 14S schedule (weekdays)
15 Red Lion/Dallastown Schedule (weekdays only)
16 York to Hanover Schedule (weekdays only)
17 Shrewsbury/Downtown York Schedule (weekdays only)
21 Hanover/Homewood Weekday schedule
Weekend schedule
22 Hanover to Carlisle Weekday schedule
Weekend schedule
83N York to Harrisburg Schedule (weekdays only)
83S York to Northern Maryland Schedule (weekdays only)


During the late 2000s, rabbittransit has benefited from high gas prices and has seen an increase in ridership.[3] Ridership in particular has risen on express routes, including the one operating between York and Harrisburg.[4]

On February 2, 2009, rabbittransit introduced a new line providing six trips each weekday between York and Towson, Maryland with connection to the Baltimore Light Rail at Timonium.[5]

On June 6, 2011, rabbittransit (in cooperation with the Adams County Transit Authority) began operating commuter service between Gettysburg and Harrisburg with a total of four round-trips daily. The route is designated "15N".[6]

On July 1, 2016, rabbittransit (in cooperation with Union/Snyder County Commissioners) merged with Union/Snyder Transportation Alliance (USTA)

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  1. ^ http://www.rabbittransit.org/pages/aboutus.html
  2. ^ http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices-regional/7368376-1.html
  3. ^ http://www.wgal.com/news/9390051/detail.html
  4. ^ http://www.whtm.com/news/stories/0608/531416.html[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2009-02-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "rabbitEXPRESS - Route 15 North". York County Transit Authority - rabbittransit. Retrieved 10 June 2011.