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Luzerne County Transportation Authority
 

       315 Northampton Street

       Kingston, PA  18704

       570-288-9356

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FOR SCHEDULE INFORMATION

 

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

Sat, 8:45 am - 5:15 pm

 

DIAL BUS-TIME

287-8463

 

1-800-654-5984 (TDD)

L C T A

    Detour

 

4-30-16

 

11 - West Pittston

 

There will be no #11 - West Pittston service in Pittston for the 11:35 AM trip. Passengers coming inbound may catch the #16 - Old Forge at Kennedy Blvd and Water St  at 11:50 AM. All other trips will service Pittston.

Detour

 

Starting on 4/08/2016 until further notice

 

15 - Nanticoke Middle Road

 

Inbound

 

Regular Route

 

Outbound

 

Left onto Clarks Crossing

Right onto Hanover St

Right onto Espy St

Left through Coco Hut parking lot

Left onto Middle Rd

Right onto Prospect St

Right into L.C.C.C

Loop in L.C.C.C

right onto Prospect St

 regular route

 

Shuttle service will be to the end of 4/7/2016. After this date there will be no shuttle service.


Route Time Point Changes


On March 14, 2016, the following routes will have Time Point Changes.

Click on the link to display the new or changed Time Points.

 

5 - Parsons

6 - Dallas

7 - Georgetown

8 - Swoyersville

13 - Ashley - Sugar Notch

15 - Nanticoke - Middle Road

22 - Plymouth Old River Road


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
 
 

New Alert System

 

LCTA has a new and improved

 messaging system to alert riders to weather emergencies, detours, news and information.


Please sign up by clicking on the link below.


(You will be redirected to our dedicated site

 for email and text alerts.)

 

SIGN UP HERE


BUS LOCATOR

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.


DISPLAY THE BUS LOCATOR

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
 

TRANSIT FACTS

 

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 ppta.net


APTA:

December Transit Savings Report

 

  •  Public Transit Lets You Dream of Sugar Plums Instead of Complaining about Driving in Holiday Traffic 

  •  

    Washington, D.C.  Whether it is travelling to visit family or buying gifts, holiday traffic can be stressful and put a damper on your otherwise upbeat seasonal mood.  Taking public transit means less stress, less time behind the wheel and the added benefit of saving you money.   
     
    The annual savings is $9,247 for a person who switches their daily commute by car to taking public transportation, according to the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) December Transit Savings Report. Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, more than $771 per month.

     

  • These savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the December 14, 2015 average national gas price ($2.01 per gallon- reported by AAA), 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.

  •  

    The top 20 cities with the highest public transit ridership are ranked in order of their transit savings based on the purchase of a monthly public transit pass.  The savings also factor in local gas prices for December 14, 2015 and the local monthly unreserved parking rate.*


     

     City

     Monthly

     Annual

    1

    New York

    $1,231

    $14,776

    2

    San Francisco

    $1,041

    $12,494

    3

    Boston

    $1,019

    $12,228

    4

    Philadelphia

    $942

    $11,310

    5

    Seattle

    $930

    $11,157

    6

    Chicago

    $916

    $10,996

    7

    Honolulu

    $900

    $10,801

    8

    Los Angeles

    $888

    $10,662

    9

    San Diego

    $841

    $10,088

    10

    Portland

    $823

    $9,882

    11

    Minneapolis

    $809

    $9,705

    12

    Baltimore 

    $795

    $9,536

    13

    Denver

    $789

    $9,466

    14

    Washington, DC

    $777

    $9,330

    15

    Pittsburgh

    $761

     $9,134

    16

    Cleveland

    $749

     $8,986

    17

    Miami

    $733

     $8,795

    18

    Las Vegas 

    $727

     $8,728

    19

    Atlanta

    $724

     $8,682

    20

    Dallas

    $712

     $8,544



     


    *Based on gasoline prices as reported by AAA on 12/14/15

    Methodology

    APTA calculates the average cost of taking public transit by determining the cost of the average monthly transit pass of local public transit agencies across the country.  This information is based on the annual APTA fare collection survey and is weighted based on ridership (unlinked passenger trips).  The assumption is that a person making a switch to public transportation would likely purchase an unlimited pass on the local public transit agency, typically available on a monthly basis.

  •  

    APTA then compares the average monthly transit fare to the average cost of driving.  The cost of driving is calculated using the 2015 AAA average cost of driving formula.  That formula is based on variable and fixed costs.  The variable costs include the cost of gas, maintenance and tires.  The fixed costs include insurance, license registration, depreciation and finance charges.  The comparison also uses the average mileage of a mid-size auto at 23.1 miles per gallon and the price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline as recorded by AAA on December 14, 2015 at $2.01 per gallon.  The analysis also assumes that a person will drive an average of 15,000 miles per year.  The savings is based on the assumption that a person in a two-person household lives with one less car.

     

  • In determining the cost of parking, APTA uses the data from the 2012 Colliers International Parking Rate Study for monthly unreserved parking rates for the United States which is the most recent report available.

  •  

    To calculate your individual savings, with or without car ownership, go to www.publictransportation.org

LCTA Customer Complaint Line

 

570-283-1683

 
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: 
 

May 24, 2016

June 28, 2016

July 26, 2016

August 23, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 15, 2016
December 13, 2016
 
 
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

 

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