Transportation Services

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 services operate Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except on STEP-observed holidays and are available to anyone living in or visiting Lycoming and Clinton counties.

Transportation is available to travel anywhere within the service area consisting of the following counties: Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, Union, Northumberland, Columbia, Snyder, and Montour. Transportation is available to Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) in Danville once per day, Monday through Friday. The van arrives at GMC around 9:30 a.m. and departs from GMC at 2:00 p.m. Riders should not schedule appointments before 9:45 a.m. and ensure the appointment will be done by 1:30 p.m. for the return trip. Please be prepared for a lengthy day at GMC by taking the appropriate necessities. Transportation is also available to K&C Dentures in Lamar on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Transportation fares per one-way trip are based on ride sponsorships and a zone-based, miles-driven fare structure. Refer to the fares and sponsorship information for more information.

Consumers must reserve their ride before noon of the preceding business day. Some consumers may be eligible for enrollment in transportation sponsoring programs, which make fares reasonable. Examples of sponsoring possibilities includes: Persons with Disabilities(PwD), Medical Assistance Transportation Program(MATP), Area Agency on Aging(AAA), Lottery, and The Employment Transportation Program.

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 2015 and June 2016. 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.
  • 198 employed persons seeking transportation assistance to and from employment obtained access to reliable transportation.
  • Pre-school children and their families are connected to school readiness activities through safe and accessible transportation to early education activities.

Sponsored Transportation

Sponsorship and/or type of trip (one-way)Fare as of 4/28/2015
Medical Assistance Transportation-sponsored tripNo Charge
Age 60-64 STEP Office of Aging-sponsored tripRefer to Fare Structure
Age 65 and older STEP Office of Aging-sponsored tripNo Charge
General Public and Third Party-sponsored tripRefer to Fare Structure

Fare Structure

Mileage Zone
Full Fare
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)- sponsored trips
Lottery Shared-Ride (65 and older but not Office of Aging-sponsored)
Age 60-64 STEP Office of Aging-sponsored trip
0 to less than 5$18.30$4.00$2.75$1.00
5 to less than 10$20.00$4.00$3.00$2.00
10 to less than 15$25.00$4.00$3.75$3.00
15 to less than 25$30.00$4.50$4.50$4.00
25 to less than 35$45.00$6.75$6.75$5.00
35 and greater$50.00$7.50$7.50$6.00

Shared-Ride Guide.pdf

 

LINKS:

http://matp.pa.gov/

http://www.pacommutes.com/

http://www.dot.state.pa.us/

http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/dpworganization/officeofmedicalassistanceprograms/index.htm

http://www.ppta.net/

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