City of Reading’s 275th Anniversary Parade – Sunday, October 1, 2023
Due to the City of Reading’s 275th Anniversary Parade Penn Street from 11th Street to 2nd Street will be CLOSED. And from Perkiomen Avenue from Franklin to Washington. The Parade Route is 11th & Penn…
Route 7/Pennside – Exeter Street Detour – starts Friday, June 2, 2023
Due to bridge repair on Exeter Street, the Route 7/Pennside bus route will need to detour beginning Friday, June 2, 2023. The inbound detour is: Butter Lane to right on Heidelberg Avenue to straight on…
Fares Effective as of January 4, 2021
Please have the exact cash fare when boarding. BARTA drivers do not carry money to make change.
Children age 5 and under ride free when accompanied by a full fare paying passenger.
Student Fares apply to grades K-12. Students may be asked to provide a school I.D. card as proof of their school status. Without the school I.D., a student will be required to pay the adult fare. Persons 18 years of age and older who do not have a high school I.D. card must pay the adult fare.
The Half Fare Program is for persons with qualifying disabilities to receive half off the cash fare.
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Transfers occur when you must change buses and use more than one route to complete your trip. The BARTA system facilitates transfers at the BTC, but passengers can transfer at any point where multiple routes meet.
If you have to change from one bus to another to complete your one-way trip, ask the driver of your first bus for a transfer when you pay your fare. There is no charge for the transfer. You will need to give your transfer slip on the second bus. The transfer can be used until the latest time printed on it. A transfer cannot be used for a return trip on the same or nearby routes.
If the time to connect to your second bus is close, please ask the driver to notify dispatch to inform the bus driver of the second bus to expect you. Buses can only be held five minutes for transfer connections. Transfers are time stamped and must be used prior to the expiration time. Transfers are valid up to two hours. Passengers attempting to connect with other buses must be scheduled to arrive at or before the time of the departing bus. This is a legal transfer. If the bus the passenger is riding is not scheduled to arrive before the connecting bus is scheduled to leave, the connecting bus will not be held.