Transportation Management Association of Chester County

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Transportation Management Association of Chester County
TMACC logo.png
ExtonBusStation4.jpg
Krapf bus operating a TMACC bus route in Exton, PA.
Founded1992[1]
HeadquartersMalvern, Pennsylvania
Service areaChester County, Pennsylvania
Service typepublic transit / advocacy group
Fleetbuses
Fuel typeDiesel, hybrid diesel electric
Websitewww.tmacc.org

Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC), is a public transportation agency designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to oversee transportation needs of Chester County, Pennsylvania. According to the website, the organization provides services to facilitate car pools, van pools, and bus shuttles. The organization works closely with other organizations such as SEPTA, Krapf Transit and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.[1]

Bus service[edit]

Regular mass transit services under the name "ChescoBus" include:

  • SCCOOT - bus service operated by Krapf Transit and managed by TMACC that runs Monday through Friday between West Chester and Oxford.[2]
  • Coatesville Link - bus service operated by Krapf Transit and managed by TMACC that runs Monday through Saturday between Coatesville and Parkesburg.[3]
  • Krapf "A" - bus service operated and managed by Krapf Transit that runs Monday through Sunday linking Coateville with West Chester and Exton. The route currently handles 1,200 daily passengers on an old SEPTA 120 bus route.[4][5]
  • Evening Link - bus service operated by Krapf Transit and managed by TMACC that runs on evenings Monday through Saturday between Coatesville and Exton.[6]
  • RideECO - a commuter solution customized for employees of organizations[7]

History[edit]

The agency was created in May 1992 as the Chester Valley TMA, with 14 founding members. In June 1995, the name was changed to TMACC to better attract members from across the county.[8] In 2015, TMACC rebranded their buses to be green color and adopted the name "ChescoBus" for their bus routes; TMACC also installed new bus stop signs.[9][10] This was part of a move to attract riders to the routes, which serve portions of Chester County where mass transit is limited.[10] In 2015, Saturday service was restored to the agency's SCCOOT and Coatesville Link services.[11] Saturday service on SCCOOT was later dropped.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About TMACC". TMACC. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "SCCOOT". TMACC. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Coatesville Link". TMACC. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "Transit options in Chester County". City of Coatesville. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Krapf's "A" Bus". TMACC. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Evening Link". TMACC. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "RideECO". Communter Check Services Corporation. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mission and History". TMACC. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "TMACC Rebrands Chester County's Public Transportation System". Mass Transit Magazine. February 3, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  10. ^ a b McDaniel, Justine (February 13, 2015). "Chesco buses get makeover to attract more riders". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  11. ^ "Saturday service to be restored to SCCOOT and Coatesville Link". Daily Local News. West Chester, PA. October 5, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2018.

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