Route & Schedule Changes have been approved for Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) to be implemented on Monday, August 26, 2019. A route-by-route description of the approved changes is as follows:
Route 1 – Temple via 5th Street:
Approved to add service on Sundays from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Approved to add a second bus due to heavy ridership.
Route 3 – Temple-Kutztown:
Approved minor time point adjustments to improve on-time performance.
Route 10 – Brookline:
Approved to modify schedule on Saturdays to match the weekday schedule to improve on-time performance.
Route 14 – Wernersville:
Approved to only serve Phoebe Berks on request in order to improve on-time performance.
Route 15 – Berkshire Mall:
Approved to add service on Sundays from 10 AM to 6:00 PM. Approved to add a second bus due to heavy ridership.
Proposal to eliminate deviation to Drexelwood and modify route to travel Woodland to Berkshire Mall was not approved. Deviation will remain.
Route 16 – Broadcasting Square:
Approved to modify schedule to show that Penn State Berks is only served when school is in session for Fall and Spring semesters. Penn State Berks service will be by “Request Only” when Penn State Berks is not in session.
Approved to modify schedule to improve on-time performance.
Route 20 – Hamburg/Cabela’s:
Approved to add trips at 8:00 AM, 9:05 AM, 11:10 AM, 12:10 PM, and 1:15 PM, Monday -Saturday to serve new distribution centers opening along Route 61 North.
Proposal to eliminate deviation to Ashley Furniture due to on-going conflicts with parked vehicles at entrance was not approved. Deviation will remain.
Approved to modify schedule to improve on-time performance during peak hours.
A public hearing was 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. Updated Ride Guides will be available in August reflecting the approved changes. Please call BARTA at 610-921-0601 for more information.