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Friday, October 4, 2013

Public Transportation Available In Potter County

Public Transportation Available In Potter County

October 4th, 2013
atabusArea Transportation Authority of Northcentral Pa. has embarked on a public relations campaign to make people aware of its service. Many Potter County residents do not know that those familiar ATA buses they see on area roads can provide transportation at a reasonable cost for shopping, doctor appointments, employment and other activities. Those 65 and older and people with disabilities can qualify for a reduced fare through Pennsylvania Lottery revenues
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ATA has launched “Call A Bus,” encouraging people who want to learn more about local bus service or schedule a ride to call a toll-free telephone number: 1-866-282-4968. Brochures explaining riders’ options are available at the Potter County Commissioners office at the Gunzburger Building. Those interested in obtaining a brochure should contact Dawn Swatsworth at 814-274-8290, Ext. 207.
The following schedules are in effect:

Coudersport (including Cole Hospital, Sweden Valley, Jenkins Hill, Roulette, Olmstead and other areas) — 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday; additional hours of 7:30 am to 9 am from mid-September to mid-May.

Galeton (including Germania and other areas) — 10 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 2 pm; additional hours of 7:30 am to 8:15 am and 3 pm to 3:30 pm from mid-September to mid-May.

Ulysses (including Harrison Valley, Genesee, Mills, Bingham, Mills, Andrews Settlement, Elmer, Hickox, Ellisburg and more) — 9 am to 11:30 am, and 1 pm to 3 pm, Monday through Wednesday.

Shinglehouse (including Sharon Center, Millport and more) — 9 am to 11 am, and 1 pm to 2:30 pm, Monday through Wednesday.

(ATA has asked readers to please call 1-866-282-4968 for scheduling information in the Austin and Roulette areas.)

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

This is faults information. I have had first hand experience with them. I have tried to get to different areas for doctors appointments using this system. They say that they will pick you up in a certain town & take you to wherever you need to go. NOPE.... that's so not true. I would have to get myself & my wheelchair to them first. So how is this a service that is useful? There is no other type of transportation services around here for people like me.

Anonymous said...

I think the word you was trying to use is false not faults

concerned citizen said...

My father has contacted ATA for their service's. He is in need of a wheel chair assessable vehicle to go to M.D. appt's. He was told that they do not provide service's in his area, Genesee, Pa. I have spoke with several clients within my profession who are also in need of transportation and have been declined by ATA. I am distressed by the lack of funding for our citizens who are in need of transportation. Shame on ATA and whoever else is involved with the funding for transportation.