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Luzerne County Transportation Authority
 

       315 Northampton Street

       Kingston, PA  18704

       570-288-9356

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FOR SCHEDULE INFORMATION

 

Mon - Fri, 5:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat, 8:45 am - 5:15 pm

 

DIAL BUS-TIME

287-8463

 

1-800-654-5984 (TDD)

L C T A

Schedule Changes

On May 22, 2017, the following routes will have Time Point Changes.


Click on the link to display the new or changed Time Points.

 

1 - Miners Mills, Hudson

2 - Pittston Circulator

11 - West Pittston

14 - Nanticoke, Glen Lyon

17 - Scranton

18 - Shoppers' Delight

22 - Plymouth, Old River Road

Statewide Transit Awards

LCTA was recognized with two statewide awards during the "Superstars of Transit" awards luncheon at the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association (PPTA) spring conference in Lancaster. The PPTA is comprised of over 50 transit agencies representing all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

 

The first award was the "System Achievement Award" for excellence in implementing the Ecolane system in the Shared Ride Division.

 

The second award was the "Distinguished Service Award for Community Service" for the Transit to Trails Frances Slocum State Park bus route and inaugural events in 2016.

 

See more event news and photos on Facebook

Unlimited Access to all bus routes in Luzerne and Lackawanna County!


Ride to WORK or PLAY for less than

$2.00 per day

with the LCTA/COLTS

Inter-County Pass!

Purchase your 31 Day Inter-County Pass for only $60.00!

 

Buy online,

at the Intermodal Transit Center,

or at the LCTA Office in Kingston.

Detours

 


8 - Swoyersville

Rutter Ave Bridge Construction

 

Outbound

Regular route to Rutter Ave.

LEFT on E. Bennett St.

RIGHT on Wyoming Ave.

RIGHT on Welles St.

U-TURN at C.D.I.

Resume regular route

 

Inbound

(No changes)

New Alert System

 

LCTA has a new and improved

 messaging system to alert riders to weather emergencies, detours, news and information.


Please sign up by clicking on the link below.


(You will be redirected to our dedicated site

 for email and text alerts.)

 

SIGN UP HERE


BUS LOCATOR

LCTA now has the BUS LOCATOR available for our customers.  This system will enable you to determine where your bus is located and estimate the arrival time at your bus stop.


DISPLAY THE BUS LOCATOR


Please note that we are currently upgrading our Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) system to better serve you. During this upgrade some routes may not appear for the bus locator. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Get connected.
Be heard.

Your feedback, suggestions, and other comments  are helping to create the best public transportation system in Pennsylvania!


Please call (570) 283-1683 or use our contact form.
LCTA Fixed Route
Bus Tickets
can be purchased at the
Intermodal Center
or through our
 
Available Now:
 
Inter-County Pass
Luzerne and Lackawanna
 
Two counties, thirty-one days, unlimited rides, one low price!
 

APTA

Transit Savings Report


The annual savings is $9,712 for a person who switches his or her daily commute by car to taking public transportation, according to the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) December Transit Savings Report.


Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, more than $809 per month.


The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle. These costs include the Dec. 21, 2016, national average gas price ($2.25 per gallon, as reported by AAA) and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.




APTA releases this monthly Transit Savings Report to examine how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.


The national average for a monthly unreserved parking space in a downtown business district is $166.26, according to the latest report of the Colliers International Parking Rate Study. Over the course of a year, parking costs for a vehicle can amount to an average of $1,995.

Schedule of Service
 
LCTA operates a fixed route and shared ride service 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday.
 
Full Service is available
on the following holidays:
Martin Luther King Day, President's Day,
Good Friday and Easter Monday,
Columbus Day, Veterans Day,
Black Friday (Friday following Thanksgiving),
Christmas Eve, and  New Year's Eve
 
There is no service available
 on these holidays:
New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
 
 

 LCTA Shared Ride Program to Add Rate Zones 

and Change Ticketing Structure


LCTA will add new rate zones to the Shared Ride Program beginning January 1, 2017.  The three new zones were added to cover longer trips.  Previously, all rates were capped off at the 4 mile zone.  The new rate zones, recently approved by PennDot, were necessary to re-coup the expenses of longer trips. Those passengers utilizing the service for trips under six miles, one way, will not experience any rate changes.

 

In addition to the new rate zones, the Shared Ride Program will also make changes to the current ticket structure.  The new tickets will be sold in increments of $1.00, .50 cents, .10 cents, and .05 cents.  Passengers will now pay the driver by utilizing the specific ticket denomination needed to cover the cost of the fare. 

Buses or Vans.  LCTA can get you to where you want to go!
Share Ride Van

The LCTA Shared Ride Program can get you to your doctor appointments, grocery store,  or to the casino.  Full, Free, and reduced fare programs.

LCTA Board Meetings 

Tuesday, April 25
Tuesday, May 23
Tuesday, June 27
Tuesday, July 25
Tuesday, August 22
Tuesday, September 26
Tuesday, October 24
Tuesday, November 14
Tuesday, December 12

All board meetings, unless otherwise noted, begin with a Work Session at 4:00 pm followed by the Public Board Meeting at 5:00 pm. Meetings will take place in the Administrative Offices of LCTA.



Ridership Committee Meeting
In order to obtain more diverse feedback from the Ridership Committee, meetings will rotate between four locations in the Luzerne County service area.

Tuesday, April 18, Dallas
Tuesday, May 16, Wilkes-Barre
Tuesday, June 20, Pittston
Tuesday, July 18, Nanticoke
Tuesday, August 15, Dallas
Tuesday, September 19, Wilkes-Barre
Tuesday, October 17, Pittston
Tuesday, November 21, Nanticoke
Tuesday, December 19, Dallas

Wilkes-Barre
LCCC Corporate Learning Centre, Public Square

Pittston
Pittston Chamber of Commerce, Kennedy Blvd.

Nanticoke
LCCC Nanticoke Campus, Building 10, Room 115

Dallas
Misericordia University
April 18 - Library, McGowan Room
August 15 - Insalaco Hall, Room 219
December 19 - Insalaco Hall, Room 217

All Ridership Committee meetings, unless otherwise noted, begin at  2:00 pm.


Public Transportation Advisory Council
Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11:00 am at Mimmo's Restaurant on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.


 

TRANSIT FACTS

 

76% of public funding for transit is

spent creating and supporting hundreds

 of thousands of private sector jobs.

 

For more information on public transportation facts, go to ppta.net