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BARTA Proposes Route and Schedule Changes for August 26, 2019

by BARTA

May 20, 2019

Route & Schedule Changes have been proposed for Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) to be implemented on Monday, August 26, 2019. A route-by-route description of the proposed changes is as follows:

Route 1 – Temple via 5th Street:
Propose to add service on Sundays from 10 AM to 6:00 PM, add a second bus due to heavy ridership.

Route 3 – Temple-Kutztown:
Propose minor time point adjustments to improve on-time performance

Route 10 – Brookline:
Propose to modify schedule on Saturdays to match the weekday schedule to improve on-time performance.

Route 14 – Wernersville:
Propose to only serve Phoebe Berks on request in order to improve on-time performance.

Route 15 – Berkshire Mall: 
Propose to add service on Sundays from 10 AM to 6:00 PM, add a second bus due to heavy ridership.

Propose to eliminate deviation to Drexelwood and modify route to travel Woodland to Berkshire Mall.

Route 16 – Broadcasting Square:
Propose to modify schedule to show that Penn State Berks is only served when school is in session for Fall and Spring semesters.

Propose to modify schedule to improve on-time performance.

Route 20 – Hamburg/Cabela’s:
Propose to add trips at 8:00AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 1:00 PM, Monday -Saturday to serve new distribution centers opening along Route 61 North.

Propose to eliminate deviation to Ashley Furniture due to on-going conflicts with parked vehicles at entrance.

Propose to modify schedule to improve on-time performance during peak hours.

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 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.

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