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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:

  • Identifying demographics and travel trends
  • Evaluating current RRTA and BARTA service
  • Gathering input from riders and the public regarding existing services and future needs
  • Establishing goals and strategies to address unmet transit needs and services issues, such as connecting employees to their place of work
  • Identifying and evaluating opportunities for potential growth
  • Estimating the level of funding available to provide transit services over the life of the plan
  • Conducting a fare analysis


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

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