Important COVID-19 Virus Update and Schedule Changes, click to learn more.

FREE Rides on Route 1 and Route 3 to get to Vaccine Center

In an effort to assist the public with transportation to the Berks Cares Vaccine Center on 5th Street Highway, beside the Wal-Mart in Temple, BARTA will begin offering FREE RIDES on Route1/Temple via 5th Street and Route 3/Temple via Kutztown Road. The FREE RIDES will begin on Monday, May 3, 2021 and will be free for every rider, on every trip during the weekdays (Monday – Friday).  The FREE Rides will be provided Monday through Friday on all trips.  No free rides will be offered on the weekends when the center is closed.

The FREE RIDE offer will be in effect as long as the vaccination clinic is in operation.

Also, BARTA will allow BARTA Special Services customers to ride FREE when they have a scheduled vaccination appointment and use the BARTA Special Services shared-ride, paratransit service.  BARTA Special Services customers can inform BARTA staff about their vaccination appointment to receive the FREE ride.