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Fixed Route Bus Program

Rider Information

  • Click here for STS Services Brochure 2016
  • The 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 continuing their ride on a connecting route are available for 25 cents when boarding the first bus. The transfer allows a passenger to ride free on the connecting route. The only exception to the ride-for-free rule comes into play when the 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 discounted bus fares available
  • Rider Discount Program for students enrolled at Penn State Schuylkill Campus
  • Rider Discount Program for students enrolled at McCann School of Business and Technology
  • 30 day smart card pass

 

Schuylkill Transportation System Passenger Policy

  • NO eating, drinking or smoking is permitted on the buses.
  • You are only permitted to take on the bus anything you can fit in your seat, otherwise, you will be required to pay for an additional seat.
  • Fares must be paid when boarding the bus not departing the bus.
  • Senior Citizens must show PA Senior Citizens I.D. card when boarding the bus.
  • Any passes must be shown to the driver each time you get on the bus.
  • You can not ride on the bus more than one trip around without paying another fare. NO loitering or soliciting on the buses is permitted.
  • Please refrain from talking to a bus operator while the bus is in motion.
  • Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
  • Radios may be used with headphones only at a low volume as so not to disturb other passengers.
  • Causing disturbances or harassment of other passengers or the operator is strictly prohibited. Fighting, throwing things, pushing, shouting behavior and vulgar language are all forbidden.
  • NO roller-skates or roller-blades may be worn on the buses.
  • Vandalism or graffiti to seats and other portions of the buses is subject to fine and/or prosecution.
  • Firearms, weapons, fireworks, chemicals or hazardous materials of any type are not allowed on the buses.
  • Anyone who intentionally assaults a transit operator or destroys transit property will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Only service animals with the proper I.D. tags are permitted on the buses. The animal cannot occupy a bus seat and must be on a leash.
  • Children MUST be accompanied and controlled by parent or fare paying guardian, while riding on STS vehicle. Parent or fare paying guardian is responsible for the child’s/children’s conduct and safety. 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.