Detour & Service Alerts 3

Holiday Service Changes

Christmas: Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th  – REGULAR Sunday Service Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th – NO Service.  Offices Closed Tuesday, December 26th – Regular Service New Year’s: New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31st –…

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3rd Round of TDP Public Meetings

SCTA will be holding 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…

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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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Future Improvements

BARTA Transit Development Plan Update

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

BARTA Long Range Public Transportation Plan

BARTA operates fixed route bus service for residents of Berks County and shared ride paratransit services for seniors and persons with disabilities who need this type of service. In 2011 and 2012, BARTA conducted a comprehensive analysis of its fixed route bus system and its shared ride paratransit service.  The results of this comprehensive analysis and recommended service plans were presented in two final reports.  One report dated April 19, 2012, focused on the fixed route bus service, and the second report dated June 11, 2012, focused on the shared ride paratransit service.  The links below will connect you to copies of these reports.

BARTA Fixed-Route Service Final Report and Recommended Plan

BARTA Shared Ride Service Final Report