Detour & Service Alerts 2

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…

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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…

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Can I buy BARTA passes on the bus?

Yes, you can buy a BARTA All Day Pass when you board the bus. You must tell the driver you want to purchase an All Day Pass BEFORE you put any cash in the farebox.

If I buy a pass online can I print it out or will it be mailed to me?

You can not print out a printed pass and use it immediately after placing an online order.  BARTA passes purchased online will be mailed within two business days from the time of the order.  If you would like a pass to use immediately, you can use the BARTA Go Mobile app to purchase a fare ticket or a pass.

When do I pay when I ride the bus?

All customers pay when they board the bus.

Can a 10 Ride Pass be used for more than one person?

Yes, a 10 Ride Pass can be used for as many rides as needed at one time.

Do you have student discounts on passes?

BARTA has student discounts for children aged 6 to 18 (in grades 1 to 12). A school ID is required as proof of student status. Student discounts are not available for college students.

What is considered a student?

A student is any child ages 6 to 18 (in grades 1 through 12).  College Students are not considered students on BARTA.

I ride my bike to the bus stop. Can I take my bike on the bus with me?

Bike racks are available on the front of all BARTA buses. Click here for more information.