R6 Norristown Service Extension Study
The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in cooperation with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), has initiated the R6 Norristown Line Service Extension Study. The study will determine the feasibility of restoring passenger rail service between communities along the US Route 422 corridor in Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties and Center City Philadelphia. As the region continues to grow, traffic is increasing along US Route 422. Commuter rail would provide another transportation option for residents commuting to Philadelphia and could also provide a catalyst for development and redevelopment in well established towns such as Phoenixville, Royersford, Pottstown, and Reading.
SENIOR CITIZENS RIDE FREE ALL DAY/EVERY DAY!
Effective Wednesday, August
if you are 65 years of age or older, you may ride free on the BARTA Fixed Route bus system
ALL DAY / EVERY DAY! To participate in the program, register with BARTA to obtain a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ID Card. You may call BARTA and an application will be mailed to you. Fill out the application and send it back with the required proof of age and we will send you a card. You can also stop by the Special Services Office (between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday) and fill out an application and receive your card immediately. Please remember that you MUST provide proof of age in order to receive your card.
NEW SERVICE TO EAST PENN MANUFACTURING
BARTA, in a private – public partnership with Berks County’s largest manufacturer, East Penn Manufacturing - Deka, will begin bus service from the BARTA Transportation Center in Reading to their plant in Lyon Station on Sunday night, February 25, 2007. In an effort to assist East Penn’s employees with their transportation needs and to accommodate the varied shift schedules, BARTA will provide two trips per shift to the Lyon Station Facility. The buses will leave the BARTA Transportation Center (BTC) at 8th & Cherry Streets in Reading at 5:15 AM, 5:55 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 9:45 PM AND 10:15 PM, Monday through Friday. The 9:45 PM and 10:15 PM trips will also run on Sunday for night shift workers. The buses will arrive at the plant and discharge the passengers, then the buses will wait and depart for Reading, 30 minutes after the scheduled arrival time at the plant. This will ensure that all employees arrive on time and that all employees will be able to connect with BARTA for their ride home after the completion of their shift. click here for new schedule.
BARTA - RIDING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER!
BARTA (Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority) is making riding on its buses EASIER than EVER!
Simply by purchasing our BARTA PASS you can prepay and ride for THIRTY-ONE DAYS! If a 31-Day Pass is not for you, consider the 10 Trip Ticket or the One Day ANYWHERE Pass. Of course, you can still pay cash, but our passes are designed to make riding even easier for you!
(Park-N-Ride passes are valid to & from
designated P-N-R lots only)
**PRE-PURCHASED PASSES AND TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE**
Simply swipe your card when you enter the bus, and sit
back and leave the travel to us. We’re making riding easier than it’s
ever been for our customers.
How can I keep my pass working?
First, carry the
card in a wallet, purse or elsewhere where it lies flat and remains
clean and dry. Second, be careful to keep the pass away from portable
electronic devices, which can demagnetize passes, making them
unreadable. Demagnetizing of passes is a growing problem now that most
people carry one or more electronic devices, including cell phones,
iPods, PDAs, and handheld games. All such devices can generate magnetic
fields and many can demagnetize passes. Finally, take care not to place
a pass in a purse or wallet so that its magnetic strip rubs against that
of a credit card or debit card. This can also demagnetize a pass.