Public transportation offers a convenient and easy alternative to gridlocked commutes and high gas prices. Compared to driving, public transit is less expensive, safer and better for the environment. It also significantly reduces traffic congestion, saves energy and benefits the communities it serves. It’s the way millions of Americans commute to work every day. The use of public transportation is growing faster than both vehicle and airplane travel.
Public transportation is available in every county in Pennsylvania, with a wide range of services including:
- Fixed Route Transit Service in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, 21 small urban areas and 22 rural areas.
- 58 systems offering shared-ride services.
- 16 intercity bus routes.
- Keystone Corridor Amtrak service, running from Harrisburg to Philadelphia.
- 62 counties with rural transportation for persons with disabilities.
- 30 + Job Access Reverse Commute, Welfare to Work and Transportation Management Associations.
More and more, Pennsylvania residents are relying on public transportation as a way to get to and from their workplace, doctor’s office, shopping malls and recreational places.
Pennsylvania offers programs to make transportation accessible to everyone, including seniors and persons with disabilities. Learn about state-offered services.
Public Transportation FactPeople who ride public transportation can save, on average, $9,167 annually based on the Aug. 7, 2009 national average gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.