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General Information

Rider Information

  • STS Services Brochure 2017
  • STS Fixed Route Bus System operates Monday to Friday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. No bus service is provided on Sundays
  • All Senior Citizens over the age of 65 ride free all day with proper identification compliments of the Pennsylvania State lottery.
  • Senior Citizens 65 years of age and over must register for free transportation services funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery. For more information, call the Office of Senior Services at (570) 622-3103 or contact STS
  • Children under the age of nine ride free. Ages nine to 12 ride for $0.55 (must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Wheelchair Accessibility provided on the fixed route bus system to all physically-challenged individuals. For details, call the STS office
  • No service provided on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
  • Bus Stop shelters are provided at key locations for the safety and convenience of our riders. STS encourages the use of these shelters
  • Transfers for passengers who continue their ride on a connecting route are available for 25 cents when boarding the first bus. The transfer allows a passenger to ride on a connecting route and must be given to the driver of the connecting route. The only exception to the transfer rule is when a published fare on the connecting route is greater than the base fare of $1.45. In that case, the rider must buy the transfer and also pay fifty cents to ride on the connecting route. Transfers are for use only in a continuous direction from point of origin to point of destination and will be honored only for the next available bus on the day of purchase. Transfers cannot be used for a return trip on the same route.
  • Frequent Rider
  • Penn State
  • McCann School of Business and Technology
  • Monthly/Mid-Month Pass

 

Passenger Policy

  • NO eating, drinking or smoking is permitted on the buses.
  • AISLE MUST REMAIN CLEAR AT ALL TIMES FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL PASSENGERS.  You are only permitted to take on the bus, anything you can fit in your seat – for example, three standard size shopping bags.  Strollers must be limited to umbrella type and all carts/walkers must be small in size and collapsible.  Walkers MUST have small wheels. All items allowed on bus will be determined at the drivers descretion and must be controlled by the passenger at all times. 
  • Fares must be paid when boarding the bus, not departing the bus.
  • Senior citizens MUST SHOW their PA Senior Citizen I.D. card when boarding the bus.
  • Please have all passes/tickets and correct fare ready when boarding the bus or you will be asked to step aside.
  • NO loitering or soliciting is permitted on the buses. You cannot ride on the bus more than one trip around without paying another fare.
  • Please refrain from loud conversation and talking to the bus driver while the bus is in motion.  Only low tone conversations are allowed as so not to disturb other passengers or the driver.  Radios and cell phones may be used with headphones and only at a low volume.
  • Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
  • NO sleeping is allowed on the buses. Remain seated until the bus is at a complete stop and doors are opened.
  • You can NEVER change seats, once the bus is in motion.
  • Anyone who intentionally assaults a transit operator or destroys transit property will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Boisterous conduct is strictly prohibited.  Distrubances or harrassment of other passengers or the driver is also strictly prohitited.  Fighting, throwing items, pushing, shouting behavior or vulgar language is all forbidden.  Transportation can ultimately be denied or service can be suspended to all passengers who act inappropriately.
  • Any vandalism or graffiti to seats and other portions of the bus is subject to a fine and/or prosecution.
  • Firearms, weapons, fireworks, chemicals or hazardous materials of any type is not allowed on the bus.
  • NO roller-skates or roller blades may be worn on the buses
  • Some service animals wear identification like a tag, vest or special harness.  The animal cannot occupy a bus seat and must be on a leash.
  • Children MUST be accompanied and controlled by a parent or fare paying guardian, while riding on STS vehicles.  Parents or fare paying guardians are responsible for the child/children’s conduct and saftey.  This includes, but is not limited to keeping the child/children seated and when equipped, secured with a seat belt.  The child/children MUST not be allowed to be up and walking in the aisles or permitted to stand on the seats.
  • Pull the cord or push button for your bus stop.
  • Remember to take your belongings with you, STS is not responsible for articles left on the bus.

Tips to Speed Your Ride

  • Senior Citizens have ID card ready to show to driver. Card must be shown at all times.
  • Arrive at your bus stop on time
  • Have exact fare ready – always deposit your own fare
  • Move as far to rear as possible when the bus is crowded
  • Pull buzzer cord/chime strip one-half block before your stop so driver can safely slow down and stop
  • Be courteous – do not smoke, eat or drink on the bus
  • Do not talk to the driver unnecessarily
  • Agency funded tickets must be filled out completely before giving to your driver