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Luzerne County Transportation Authority

       315 Northampton Street

       Kingston, PA  18704





Mon - Fri, 5:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat, 8:45 am - 5:15 pm





1-800-654-5984 (TDD)


11-West Pittston


Luzerne Ave trips have been rerouted at the end of Exeter Ave. Check on the schedules page for West Pittston for turn by turn directions.



The following routes have been changed.

7 - Georgetown

12 - Larksville

18 - Shoppers Delight & Wyoming Valley Mall

22 - Plymouth Old River Road

Check on the schedules page for the changes.

As part of our ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and service convenience, we are asking the public for their assistance in ensuring that all fixed route bus stop locations are accurate and have the correct signage.

If any member of the public knows of a bus stop location that is missing a sign or any signs at locations that are no longer being serviced by LCTA, please contact LCTA Customer Service at


Nanticoke Senior Center
Route 14 Nanticoke Glen Lyon and route 15 Nanticoke Middle Road are now servicing Nanticoke Senior Center. The stop at E Broad St and S Walnut St will no longer be serviced.
Fred Brown
Now Servicing Center Point Industrial Park
We have recently expanded Route 19 
Center Point Industrial Park to seven runs per day.  

Schedule of Service
LCTA operates a fixed route and shared ride service 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday.
Full Service is available
on the following holidays:
Martin Luther King Day, President's Day,
Good Friday and Easter Monday,
Columbus Day, Veterans Day,
Black Friday (Friday following Thanksgiving),
Christmas Eve, and  New Year's Eve
There is no service available
 on these holidays:
New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas


LCTA now has the BUS LOCATOR available for our customers.  This system will enable you to determine where your bus is located and estimate the arrival time at your bus stop.


Bus Audio Video Recording

LCTA has audio and video recording devices on all buses. The link below will take you to our audio video recording disclosure. 

Buses or Vans.  LCTA can get you to where you want to go!
Share Ride Van

The LCTA Shared Ride Program can get you to your doctor appointments, grocery store,  or to the casino.  Full, Free, and reduced fare programs.

LCTA Fixed Route
Bus Tickets
can be purchased at the
Intermodal Center
or through our



76% of public funding for transit is

spent creating and supporting hundreds

 of thousands of private sector jobs.


For more information on public transportation facts, go to


2015 Annual Transit Savings Report Shows

Individuals Save $9,394 a year


The annual savings for public transit riders this month is $9,394, according to the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) April Transit Savings Report. Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can also save, on average, more than $783 per month, according to the monthly report.

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the April 27, 2015 average national gas price of $2.54 per gallon, and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.

APTA releases this monthly Transit Savings Report to examine how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

The national average for a monthly unreserved parking space in a downtown business district is $166.26, according to the 2012 Colliers International Parking Rate Study, which is the most recent report available. Over the course of a year, parking costs for a vehicle can amount to an average of $1,995.

To calculate your individual savings, with or without car ownership, go to  

Public Transportation Advisory Council (PTAC)
2nd Saturday of each month at 11:00 am
at Mimmo's Restaurant on Public Square
Ridership Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesday of each Month at 2:00 pm
at LCCC's Corporate Learning Center
 on Public Square
Scheduled Meetings of the LCTA Board:


TUESDAY - OCTOBER 27th, 2015




Regular Board Meetings:

Unless otherwise noted,

Work Sessions begin at 3:00 pm followed by
the Public Board Meeting at 4:00 pm.

The meetings will take place in the

Administrative Offices of LCTA
Click here to view board members 

and past meeting minutes


Click on the link below to go to the official LCTA facebook page.



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better for you, the riders.


If you have any comments or suggestions on existing routes or recommendations for new routes

please let us know by filling out the Suggestion Form.


Six quarters and an hour of your time will get you from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton


By Mary Therese Biebel  September 25th, 2015


WILKES-BARRE —When my neighbor Charlie recently told me his job may require him to travel to Scranton, he seemed downright dejected, especially as he uttered the words “Route 81” and “winter.”

So many people groan over that particular commute, even in good weather, but I recently discovered an inexpensive way to alleviate some of the burden — a Luzerne County Transportation Authority bus will take you all the way from downtown Wilkes-Barre to downtown Scranton for $1.50.

Six quarters! Can you believe it? Leave the driving to a pro and you don’t have to worry about parking or gas or wear-and-tear on your vehicle.

Now, don’t misunderstand. It’s not that this reporter hates driving. I live in a two-Nissan household and like the way a steering wheel feels in my hands. It’s just that when I drive, I want the experience to be like a car commercial.

Give me foliage, farmland, trees, maybe a horse in a corral — not tons of vehicles speeding along, cutting each other off and disregarding the admonitions about stopping distance they might have learned in driver’s ed.

But I digress. When I stumbled across a schedule that reveals the LCTA runs five Monday-through-Friday trips to Scranton, I called the office to ask about the fare and was astounded to learn a 20-mile trip across the county line costs the same $1.25 a rider might pay to get from downtown Wilkes-Barre to Hanover Township or just across the river into Kingston.

LCTA bus No. 17 departs from Wilkes-Barre’s Intermodal Transportation Center at 6:40, 9 and 11:45 a.m. and 1:35 and 3:25 p.m. and arrives at Scranton’s Lackawanna Avenue, across from the Steamtown Mall entrance at, respectively, 7:25 and 10 a.m., 12:50, 2:55 and 4:30 p.m., which means most of the trips take a little over an hour.

That’s not ideal for every traveler, including my neighbor Charlie, and people who need to spend less time in transit might consider Martz Trailways for a 35-minute trip, cushier seats and an $8.50 fare.

In the interest of saving money, reducing my carbon footprint and experiencing the adventure of it all, I recently took the slower bus to Scranton for an afternoon interview. I felt good about it, too, considering my $3 round-trip fare a vote for public transportation and less-congested roads.

PennDOT spokesman James May estimates 75,000 to 80,000 vehicles travel Route 81 between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton each day. That day, my car didn’t increase the number to 75,001 to 80,001.

Sadly, I remember an aquaintance once told me she wouldn’t ride a bus because she thought it wouldn’t project the appropriate “cool” image. People might think she was too down-and-out to afford a car. Or that she’d lost her license. Or that she had a disability.

Sigh. To that, I’ll just say I noticed genuine kindness on the bus. On the trip north, a young man who had been napping woke up and helped an older man figure out where he’d be going once he got to Scranton. On the return trip, a middle-aged fellow saw a fellow rider having trouble with her “ride card” and dug into his own pocket for quarters to help out.

If you’re wondering what an LCTA “ride card” is, it’s a way to purchase 10 bus rides for $12 or 20 rides for $22, for an even less expensive price per ride.

OK — so there IS a travel bargain even better than the $1.50 trips.

Reach Mary Therese Biebel at 570-991-6109 or on Twitter @BiebelMT


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