The South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) is developing a Transit Development Plan (TDP) for the fixed-route bus and paratransit services in Berks and Lancaster Counties.  The TDP will serve as a guide for meeting future demands for transit services and increasing the overall use of public transit.  Development of the TDP involves:


SCTA will be holding two Open Houses in Lancaster and Reading to allow the community to review and provide input on draft recommendations for future services at BARTA and RRTA.  These Public Open House Meetings are the second scheduled meetings being held as part of the creation of the Transit Development Plan (TDP).

BARTA Open House Public Meeting

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

BARTA Transportation Center (BTC)

8th & Cherry Streets, Reading

BARTA Public Meeting Flyer


RRTA Open House Public Meeting

Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lancaster County Administration Building

150 North Queen Street, Lancaster – Room 102

To access Room 102, use the building entrance at Binns Park.

RRTA Public Meeting Flyer


SCTA has already conducted stakeholder interviews, agency workshops, a business survey and a survey of shared-ride riders.  A Customer Satisfaction survey of BARTA and RRTA bus riders was conducted in mid-November.

Two public open houses were held.  One open house was held on November 13 at the BARTA Transportation Center and a second open house was held on November 16 at the Lancaster Park City Mall Community Room.  During these open houses, a presentation was given and the public was invited to review several boards with information and provide feedback.  Links to review the presentation and display boards are provided below.


Outreach Presentation

SCTA TDP Presentation Slides

After reviewing this information or if you have service suggestions or questions, please email us at info@sctapa.com.

Business Community Survey
SCTA is interested in hearing from the business community and the transportation issues and needs they may have at their locations. As part of its outreach, SCTA is inviting the business community to complete a survey regarding the availability and use of public transit service for their employees and future transit service needs at their businesses.  To complete the survey, please click on the survey link:

Community Survey

SCTA wants to find ways to improve the RRTA bus service we provide.   Improvements could include new services and/or improvements on existing services.  Whether or not you ever use RRTA we want your ideas!  Public Transit is important to the whole community including those who do not regularly use the bus.
The online Community Survey is now closed.  However, if you have service suggestions or questions, please email us at info@sctapa.com