New Castle Transit Authority
Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness
As per the PENNDOT Bureau of Public Transportation:
In the event of a State announced Commercial Ban of Vehicles on the Interstate Highway, this does include TRANSIT BUSES.
If these events occur we will have no option but to CANCEL Pittsburgh service during the commercial ban. As always we will do our very best in communicating these emergency events in a timely manner so our passengers can make alternate plans.
Mon – Dec. 24,2018 – Local City Route Bus Service ends at 1:15 pm
– Last Pittsburgh Bus will leave Gate D at Busway at 12:30 pm (No Afternoon Service)
Tue – Dec. 25,2018 – CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
Wed – Dec. 26,2018 – Regular Schedule
Mon – Dec. 31, 2018 – Regular Schedule
Tue – Jan. 1,2019 – CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY
Wed – Jan. 2,2019 – Regular Schedule
The bus leaving the New Castle Transfer Center at 6:45 AM will be given the flexibility to leave Portersville Park & Ride a few minutes early. It will not leave before 7:10AM under any circumstances, but it does not have to wait until the 7:15 time. We are making this change to help alleviate this bus getting caught in the congestion headed into Pittsburgh. (Run 712 AM)
As there seems to be some confusion on where senior passes can be utilized, we are posting this alert.
Senior passes can be used on all NCATA routes.
We hope this clears up some of the confusion.
Commuter Fares to Pittsburgh
Just as a reminder, the fare on our commuter service to Pittsburgh is $4.00 per person, regardless of age. For example, if a husband and wife and their 2 year old child are riding our bus, the fare for them is $12.00 (3 people @ $4.00 each) No exceptions can be made to this. We thank you for your understanding.
Senior citizen ID cards are valid on the commuter buses to Pittsburgh.