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BARTA Proposes Route and Schedule Changes

Route & Schedule Changes have been proposed for Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) to be implemented on Monday, August 28, 2017. A route-by-route description of the proposed changes is as follows:

Route 1 – Temple via 5th Street:

Propose to add service during the mid-day and evening Monday-Saturday due to capacity issues.

Route 3 – Temple-Kutztown:

Propose to add trips at 7:45 AM and 3:45 PM to meet work times.

Route 5 – Albright College:

Propose to add time to afternoon trips to improve on-time performance. Trips will be modified to leave the BARTA Transit Center (BTC) at 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday.

Route 11 – Mohnton:

Propose to add time to schedule to improve on-time performance Monday-Friday, change to 1:15 minute round trip. Entire schedule will be redone.

Route 12 –Lincoln Park via Reading Hospital: – Propose to modify the main stop at the Reading Hospital at their request to the Seventh Street entrance. Bus will travel outbound from Penn Ave. (L) Fifth St./Museum Rd, (R) Parkside Drive N. to (R) Seventh Ave –Stop at Hospital Entrance, to (L) Spruce St. then regular route. Inbound bus will travel Sunnyside Ave to (R) S. Park Rd. to (L) Parkside Dr. N. to (L) Seventh Ave.-Stop at Hospital Entrance, to (R) Spruce St. to (L) Sixth Ave. then regular route.

Route 16 – Broadcasting Square:

Propose to modify route to travel Inbound from Paper Mill Rd. to (R) Broadcasting Rd. to (R) Meridian Blvd. to (R) Paper Mill Rd. then regular route to serve doctor’s offices on Meridian Blvd.

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at BARTA’s Administrative Offices, 1700 North 11th Street, Reading, PA to hear comments on the proposed route and schedule changes. If any person is unable to attend the public hearing, their comments may be emailed to BARTA at [email protected] or at BARTA Service Change Hearing, 1700 North 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604. Copies of proposed full schedules can be obtained from BARTA by calling 610-921-0601.