Purpose – STEP Transportation provides demand responsive transportation services to the residents and visitors of Lycoming and Clinton Counties
Vision – Our vision is to provide safe, dependable, and timely transportation services
Program Overview – STEP Transportation provides door-to-door, shared-ride service from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except STEP observed holidays. The first and last pick-ups of the day are based upon your location and the location you are going to. Transportation is provided for trips within Lycoming and Clinton Counties, once-a-day service to Geisinger Medical Center, and on an as-needed basis to The Eye Center of Central PA in Allenwood. Through Medical Assistance, transportation is provided on an as-needed basis to medical appointments throughout Pennsylvania. Cross-county transportation is also provided with the coordination of other neighboring transportation providers.
Consumers must reserve their ride before noon of the preceding business day. All residents and visitors to Lycoming and Clinton Counties are eligible to take a ride with STEP transportation. Some consumers may be eligible for enrollment in transportation sponsoring programs, which make fares reasonable. Examples of sponsoring possibilities includes: Persons with Disabilities, Medical Assistance Transportation Program, Area Agency on Aging, Shared-Ride, and Welfare-to-Work Transportation.
STEP Transportation also provides safe and accessible transportation for Head Start students for classroom and field trip activities.
Benchmarks of Success / or Impacts – STEP Transportation provided over 141,400 trips between July 2010 and June 2011. The impact to the communities is tremendous – there are hundreds, if not thousands, of consumers who maintained their independence by using our transportation services throughout the year. The following are just a few examples:
- Senior citizens, Persons with Disabilities, and other individuals maintain their health and independence by utilizing shared-ride transportation. Specifically, between July 2010 – June 2011, 55,267 trips were provided to seniors, 17,508 trips were taken by Persons with Disabilities, and 59,525 trips were given to Medical Assistance consumers; a 2% increase from 2009 – 2010.
- Individuals transitioning from Welfare-to-Work were provided 1,360 trips in order to acquire/maintain employment.
- Pre-school children and their families are connected to school readiness activities through safe and accessible transportation to early education activities.
|STEP Transportation Fare Structure
As of June 1, 2012
|Sponsorship and/or type of trip (one-way)||Current Fare||New Fare|
|Medical Assistance Transportation trip||No Charge||No Charge|
|Age 60 and older AAA sponsored trip||$0.85||$1.00|
|Age 65 and older non-sponsored trip||$2.50||$3.00|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)||$4.00||$4.00|
|Americans with Disabilities (ADA) trip||$4.00||$4.00|
|General Public and Third Party Sponsored trip||$16.60||$20.00|
|Geisinger Medical Center trips (one-way)|
|Age 65 and older/PwD/ADA||$7.50|