Transportation

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Transportation System

ATTENTION: Fare Rate Increase 9/1/2022, please click below for more information.

What Is Somerset County Transportation System?

SCTS is operated by The Community Action Partnership for Somerset County Tableland Services, Inc.  In November, 1981, SCTS began operation to access transportation funds made available by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

SCTS is operated in accordance with guidelines set by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Services are provided by The Somerset County Commissioners and The Community Action Partnership for Somerset County/ Tableland Services, Inc. as the operating agency.

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When is Transportation avalible?

Transportation is provided to the general public on a demand response basis. Everyone must be scheduled at least (1) day in advance of desired service. Out of County trips 2 business day notice before noon.

Transportation services are scheduled daily prior to 2:00 pm.  The local phone number is 814-701-3691 option 1 for scheduling a  county reservation and option 2 for MATP reservations.

Direct extensions are as follows:

Director of Transportation: Mike Villeneuve Ext. 239
Sheduling Coordinator: Wanda Kauffman Ext. 238
Reservations Specialist: Haley McCleary Ext.235
MATP Program Coordinator: Lori Laface Ext 236
Dispatching Coordinator:  Ext 234

The system operates Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Transportation services are not available on Somerset County holidays. Our first scheduled pick up daily is 8:00 am and all pick ups must be completed by 4:00 pm.

Passengers are requested to contact the office regarding potential early or late pickup and drop off times. We have 15 vehicles in our present system. All 15 are equipped with a wheel chair lift or ramp. 

Travel Lanes

Who Can Ride?

Anyone can schedule a ride. But for free or reduced fare services; you must be registered as eligible for one or more of the many programs available. We have several fare reimbursed funds that passengers may qualify for. In order to evaluate the passenger's individual qualifications we request that each person visit our office to register. If needed, we can provide round trip transportation for their registration process. Please contact the office in order to determine what information is needed to register.

Confluence

We have service every day in Confluence.

Confluence to Somerset every 1st and 4th Friday of the month and every Tuesday drop off at 10:00AM pickup at noon.

Confluence to Uniontown area every 2nd and 3rd Friday of the month.

Confluence to Meyersdale every Wednesday drop off 10:00AM pick up at noon.

Rockwood

Moday through Friday drop offs start at 10:00 through 2:00PM

Boswell, Berlin, Stoystown, Jennerstown, Acosta, Gray, Freidens, and areas 10 miles out of Somerset borough

Monday Through Friday drop off starting at 09:00 through 2:00PM

Johnstown Galleria – Westmoreland Mall

Friday to the Galleria if we have at least 3 passengers. Westmoreland Mall the last Thursday of the month with at least 4 riders. Passengers who live in Rockwood, Meyersdale, Berlin, Somerset, and the Boswell area may take this special trip. Drop off time is 10:00AM and pick up at 2:30PM.

Windber To Windber last appointment 3:00pm

Windber to Johnstown drop off time: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Last pickup: 3:00 PM; Last Appointment: 2:00 PM

In the event of a cancellation, we make every effort to re-schedule. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions. Limited service is provided on days when adverse weather conditions cause area schools to be closed.

Meyersdale

Salisbury to Meyersdale and Meyersdale to Meyersdale every day.

Meyersdale area to Somerset Tuesday and Thursday drop off 9:30AM and pick up 2:00PM.

Meyersdale area to Somerset, Monday Wednesday and Friday. Drop off 11:00AM pickup 3:00PM.

Somerset

In town trips every day Monday through Friday; drop off 8:00AM to 3:00PM. Pickups until 4:00PM.

Hollsopple

Drop offs starting at 09:00 through 2:00PM Monday Through Friday to Johnstown

Drop off at 0900 pick up at 11:00 Monday through Friday to Somerset

The Following Programs Are Available

A.A.A

Area Agency on Aging requirements Proof of ages 60-64. This funding allows trips to priority destinations like Medical, Pharmacy, Grocery shopping, Visiting, and certain Social Services for a client fare of only $1.25 for each trip! Proof of age can be emailed or brought into the office or by sending a copy in the mail.

M.A.T.P. - Medical Assistance Transportation Program

This is available to anyone who has a current access card from the Department of Public Welfare.  Any eligible person can utilize the van service or can be reimbursed mileage to and from appointments when using their own vehicle. 

These persons must first come to our office to enroll for this program.  Transportation to and from medical appointments and pharmacies are the only trips that are eligible.  This funding pays 100% of the fare.

Lottery Program

Ages 65 plus. The lottery pays 85% of all trips in the travel lanes regardless of purpose. The Area Agency on Aging offsets the fares to  priority destinations like Medical, Pharmacy, Grocery shopping, Visiting, and certain Social Services for a client fare of only $1.25 for each trip!

Proof of age can be emailed or brought into the office or by sending a copy in the mail.

H.S.D.F. - Human Services Development Fund

Requirements: Age 18-59, Low Income Eligible, Live in Somerset County. 

There is no passenger co-pay for HSDF funded trips.  However, HSDF funds are limited and SCTS allocates the funds monthly.  Any income and age eligible person must come to our office and complete an eligibility form.  Proof of income must be provided.

Persons with Disabilities (PWD), Rural Transportation Program

Provided to Somerset County residents who are certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Must be between ages 18-64.  PWD will pay 85% of the fare, passengers pay 15%.  Can be used to commute to and from work site and other destinations such as bank, post office, etc.  Pre-registration is required.

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