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Milestones

From 1982 — when STS was created under the leadership of our Schuylkill County Commissioners — to now, we have never forgotten that a dependable public transit system is a vital component in the quality of life for the people in our community.

We are committed to the task of providing the very finest in public transit services to the residents of our county.

Our original fixed bus routes have expanded from five to fourteen. In 1982 the average bus in the system was more than fifteen years old. Today our average bus is less than five years old.

In May, 1988 we dedicated the maintenance and administrative facility pictured below. Our objective was to enhance our ability to maintain a world-class transit system that would be able to serve Schuylkill County with distinction, well into the 21st century.

STS Facility

Schuylkill Transportation System maintenance and administrative facility.

Here are a few other important milestones we touched on our journey to our system of today:

  • In 1992, we established ADA-compliant para-transit services
  • In 1995, we achieved 100 percent ADA accessibility on our fixed route buses
  • In 1998, we started a fleet wide upgrade of our para-transit vehicles
  • In 1999, we started an employment-based transport service for people transitioning from public welfare to employment
  • In 2000, a passenger-filled Miss Molly Trolley pulled from the curb on Centre Street for the first time
  • In 2001, we established the Persons with Disabilities Program
  • In 2011, Union Station opened to provide Schuylkill County Residents with transporation service located at 300 S. Centre St., Pottsville, PA.

Grand Opening Celebration

Mr. Mike Micko, Former Executive Director of the Schuylkill County Transportation Authority, addresses guests who attended the June 2011 dedication of Union Station.

Union Station

Union Station building from Centre Street level. In operation since June of 2011. 
 

Many milestones. Many challenges overcome. And doubtlessly more challenges in store. Rest assured, we’ll be here to get you there for many years to come.