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Transit Development Plan

 

Third Round of Public Meetings for Customer and Community Input

SCTA held a third round of public outreach events to present the final draft recommendations of potential service improvements for BARTA.  The draft recommendations are based on a comprehensive analysis of existing services and feedback received from riders and non-riders during previous rounds of public outreach.  The feedback received will be used to help finalize SCTA’s Transit Development Plan (TDP), which will guide service improvements for the next five years and beyond.  Below are links to the presentation and recordings of the virtual sessions given at the public meetings.

BARTA 3rd Round Public Meetings

Here are the BARTA StoryMaps that were part of the presentation at the In-Person and Virtual Meetings.

BARTA StoryMaps – Versión en Español

 

BARTA TDP Public Meeting – 3rd Round Presentation


The consultants working on the Transit Development Plan provided scenarios about service change ideas for BARTA at the end of August and beginning of September.  A survey was available for the public to provide what they liked and didn’t like about the scenario ideas.  The survey was available for a month.  The consultants have taken time to compile all the survey comments and create an updated final scenario for consideration.  A third public meeting will be scheduled in December.

If you have questions about any of the scenarios and want more explanation or clarification, please reach out to Lauri Ahlskog, SCTA’s Manager of Transit Planning & Compliance, lahlskog@sctapa.com.


Where Should BARTA Go Next?  Service Scenario Ideas

¿Hacia dónde debería ir BARTA a continuación? Ideas de escenarios de servicio

BARTA is considering options to improve bus service for current and prospective riders.  Click on the link above to review the scenarios about possible service ideas and improvements.

Click for quick versions of the BARTA Scenario Maps

If you have questions about any of the scenarios and want more explanation or clarification, please reach out to Lauri Ahlskog, SCTA’s Manager of Transit Planning & Compliance, lahlskog@sctapa.com.


Second Round of Public Meetings for Customer and Community Input

SCTA held a second round of public outreach events to present and gather feedback on potential service improvement scenarios.  The improvement scenarios are based on a comprehensive analysis of existing services and feedback received from riders and non-riders in the previous round of public meetings.  

Below is the link to the recording of the virtual meeting that was held on September 6, 2023.

BARTA Virtual Meeting Recording
Passcode: 8mgX^C#f


Public Meetings for Customer and Community Input

SCTA held in-person and a virtual public meeting for customers and the community to provide input on BARTA’s existing services and future goals.

Below is the link to the recording of the virtual meeting that was held February 1, 2023:

BARTA Virtual Meeting Recording
Passcode: CSD68n$$

BARTA Public Meeting Presentation – January 2023


Overview TDP ’23 – SCTA’s Transit Development Plan

In November 2022, the South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) began an update to the 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:

TDP Project Timeline

 


 

2018 TDP Overview

In August 2018, The South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) completed the development of 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 involved:


Transit Development Plan Final Report

 The Transit Development Plan Final Report is available for review by clicking on the link below:

Transit Development Plan Final Report

The Final Report includes ten appendices.  The appendices are available for review by clicking on the links below:

Appendix-A – Community-Assessment

Appendix-B – Service-Guidelines

Appendix-C – Public-Outreach-Summary

Appendix-D – BARTA On-Board Survey and BARTA Special Services Customer Survey

Appendix-E – RRTA On-Board Survey and Red Rose Access Customer Survey

Appendix-F – Community Survey Summary

Appendix-G-BARTA-Route-Profiles

Appendix-H-RRTA-Route-Profiles

Appendix I – Fare-Analysis

Appendix J – Downtown-Circulator Peer Review


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