River Valley Transit

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River Valley Transit logo.png
Headquarters 1500 West Third Street
Locale Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Service type bus service, paratransit
Website ridervt.com

River Valley Transit provides public bus transportation throughout Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

Officially named as the Williamsport Bureau of Transportation the system is called River Valley Transit to describe the mission and coverage area of the service. RVT was previously known as City Bus prior to the summer of 2005.

Service area[edit]

The city of Williamsport is home to the McDade Trade and Transit Center, which is the main station and central hub for all the bus routes. Relative to Williamsport and the main bus station, the service area includes the following:

to the south, across the West Branch Susquehanna River are the boroughs of South Williamsport and Duboistown;
to the west are Woodward and Piatt Townships, and the borough of Jersey Shore;
to the north is Old Lycoming Township, including Garden View and Grimesville;
and to the east are Loyalsock Township, and the boroughs of Montoursville, Muncy, and Hughesville, with Montgomery to the southeast, across the river.

Riding RVT[edit]

The Trade & Transit Center is located in downtown Williamsport, which is the central hub to the bus system. It is located between West Third Street, Pine Street, and Laurel Street. Also located next to the Trade & Transit Center is the Transit Scoop, where you can pass a few minutes with a bite to eat. On the south side of West Third Street is the parking garage, allowing for riders to park their vehicles and ride the buses.

An example of the parking garage being useful is during the Little League World Series baseball games held in South Williamsport. Visitors can purchase passes which allow them to park away from the traffic congestion and quickly get to and from the games.

Daytime bus service officially begins at 5:30 a.m., and continues until 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., the two Nightline buses provide service hourly as far east as the Lycoming Mall and as far west as the Reach Road industrial park. The 'late' bus provides outbound only service going west, and offers transportation to employees at the Reach Road Industrial Park at 11 p.m.

Saturday services deviate from the weekday schedules on select routes. Deviations can be a shorter route, not running as many trips, or not running at all (due to redundancy of another route or low ridership on Saturday). RVT does not operate scheduled routes on Sunday. The Little League World Series is the one exception where scheduled service is offered on Sunday.

Fares[edit]

Current as of September 2008[1]

On the bus:

  • $2.00 - 1-ride
  • $2.50 - 2-ride OR 1-day

Passes purchased at the Trade & Transit Center:

  • $2.00 - 1-day
  • $10.00 - 7-day
  • $35.00 - 31-day
  • $10.00 - 10-ride
  • $18.00 - 20-ride
  • 4 for $5.00 - 1-ride tokens

Others:

  • Transfers - FREE
    • valid for (1) hour
  • Children age 5 or less - FREE
  • Youth age 17 or less - $1.00
  • Seniors age 65+ with ID
    • FREE
  • Disabled (with ID) - $1.00
  • Student (with ID) - $0.75 (school days only)
  • Full-time Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology students ride for free at all times by showing valid college-issued ID.

Fleet[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

Manufacture Model length Seats Bus numbers
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-06 40 ft 601
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-06 35 ft 32 701, 702, 706
New Flyer Industries D40LF 40 ft 39 801-803
Chance Coach, Inc. RT-52 805, 806, 809, 810
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-08 35 ft 807, 808
New Flyer Industries D35LF 35 ft 29 901, 902, 905, 906
Optima Opus 30 ft 903, 904
Optima Opus 35 ft 907, 908
Freightliner LLC van 909, 910
Gillig BRT 35 ft 1101–1103, 1107-1109
Gillig BRT 40 ft 1104–1106, 1201
Trolley buses
Peter Herdic
Anne Weightman
Carl Stotz

Previous Fleet[edit]

Manufacture Model Length Seats Bus Numbers Retirement
MCI 501 2007 January
GMC RTS-06 35 ft 502 2009 Summer
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-06 40 ft 602 2009 Summer
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-06 35 ft 603 unknown
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-06 35 ft 604 2009 Summer
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-06 35 ft 704-705 2007 January

Route list[edit]

  • Newberry via Fourth Street
  • Montoursville
  • Park Avenue/Garden View
  • Loyalsock
  • South Side
  • East End
  • West Third Street/Industrial Park
  • Williamsport Regional Airport
  • Valley View Connector
  • Tri-Town Connector via Hughesville
  • Tri-Town Connector via Montgomery
  • Jersey Shore Connector
  • Vallamont
  • Lycoming Mall
  • Downtown Connector

Accessibility[edit]

  • All transit buses in active service are handicapped accessible Handicapped/disabled access
    • have kneeling feature (right front)
    • have wheelchair accessibility
      • RTS buses have the wheelchair lift at the rear door.
  • 801-803 and 901-908, 1101-1106 are ramp accessible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ridervt.com/fares.htm

External links[edit]