Route 11 Permanent Stop Change

Please be advised that effective Monday, June 14, 2021 the Route 11 – Eastbound and Westbound stop at the Beaver Valley Mall, located at the Food Court, will be permanently closed.  The new stop will be at the Beaver Valley Mall, located at El Paso Mexican Grill.

If you have any questions, please speak with a BCTA Customer Service Representative.

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Route 2 Permanent Stop Change

Please be advised that effective Monday, June 14, 2021 the Route 2 – Northbound and Southbound stop at the Beaver Valley Mall, located at the Food Court, will be permanently closed.  The new stop will be at the Beaver Valley Mall, located at El Paso Mexican Grill.

If you have any questions, please speak with a BCTA Customer Service Representative.

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BCTA Summer Youth Pass 2021

GUILDELINES FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

  • The pass is valid from June 1, 2021 thru August 31, 2021.
  • The pass is only good if used on a Fixed Route BCTA bus. The pass is not valid for the DART bus.
  • The pass is not able to be re-issued.  Lost passes will not be replaced.
  • Children ages 6 to 17 years old are able to sign up for the pass.
  • Children under 6 years of age always ride free when accompanying a fare-paying adult.  (Limit 2 children per fare-paying adult)
  • Since it is impossible for our drivers to determine the exact age of an older child or adolescent, BCTA assumes that the parent or guardian is making a responsible choice as to whether their child is mature enough to ride the buses unattended.
  • Applications will begin to be accepted on Friday, May 28th. The parent or guardian will have to accompany the child when they sign up for the Summer Youth Pass at the Rochester Transportation Center (200 W. Washington St, Rochester). Proof of age, such as a birth certificate, will be required.
  • At the time of registration, the parent or guardian will be made fully aware of the traveling freedoms that the child will have with the pass, such as being able to travel to Pittsburgh.
  • For riders aged 14-17 years old that are authorized to travel alone: Both the child and the parent or guardian will be required to sign off on a release that permits the child to use the pass and that they both know and understand the capabilities that the child will have when using the pass.
  • For more information about this or any of the BCTA services, visit www.bcta.com or call our Customer Service Desk at (724) 728-8600.
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New Brighton Wine Walk Stop Closures June 25, 2021

Please be advised that on Friday, June 25, 2021 beginning at 3:30 p.m. until the close of business, the following stops will be closed:  NORTHBOUND – 3rd Avenue/12th Street, 3rd Avenue/9th Street and 3rd Avenue/6th Street.  SOUTHBOUND – 3rd Avenue/6th Street, 3rd Avenue/9th Street and 3rd Avenue/12th Street.  These stops will be reopened on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the start of business.

The alternate stops will be: NORTHBOUND – 5th Avenue/12th Street, 5th Avenue/9th Street, and 5th Avenue/6th Street. SOUTHBOUND –

5th Avenue/6th Street, 5th Avenue/9th Street, and 5th Avenue/12th Street.

If you have any questions, please speak with a BCTA Customer Service Representative.

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MEMORIAL DAY 2021

BCTA offices and bus service will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021, in observance of Memorial Day. If you have any questions please contact Customer Service at 724-728-8600.

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BCTA Provides Transportation Services for COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Beaver County Transit Authority (BCTA) announced that it will provide free fares for residents travelling to and from COVID vaccination sites.  The free fare program begins on March 1st and extends through the end of the 2021 calendar year.  

Passengers riding the fixed route should provide the driver with a document showing the time, date and location of their appointment.  Free transfers will be issued between routes. 

The most prominent location for the vaccine is the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC).  CCBC has people stationed near the bus stop in parking lot “B” to provide wheelchair assistance to and from the vaccination site beginning at 7:00 am.  The last vaccination time is currently at 4:30 pm.   BCTA’s fixed route operates approximately hourly during that time span.   BCTA also has numerous stops at various drug stores and other clinics that may soon offer the vaccine. 

In addition, BCTA is offering free DART service weekdays and Saturdays for residents in the urban area who do not live along the fixed route and in rural areas of the County Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Riders need to call the DART office at (724) 375-2895 or 1-800-262-0343 twenty-four (24) hours in advance of their trip and provide their vaccine location.  Reservations are taken Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

BCTA’s General Manager stated that “BCTA wants to do its part in getting as many residents vaccinated as soon as possible.  Many people may not have affordable transportation options to get the COVID vaccine and BCTA may be their only alternative”.   She noted that “BCTA takes every precaution to protect its bus riders.  The Authority has a comprehensive system of COVID safety measures which have been in place for almost a year”.

For fixed route schedule information or more information call (724) 728-8600 or visit BCTA’s website at bcta@bcta.com.  

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New RT 2 Stop in Aliquippa

Please be advised that effective February 10, 2021 a new stop has been permanently added to Route 2 Northbound and Southbound.  The new stop is located on Monaca Road and Sheffield Avenue.

If you have any questions, please speak with a BCTA Customer Service Representative.

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RT 2 N&S Aliquippa Monaca Rd Permanent Stop Change

Please be advised that effective February 5, 2021 the Route 2 Northbound and Southbound stop at Monaca Road in Aliquippa will be permanently eliminated.  The new stop will be located at the corner of Davis Street, Aliquippa.

If you have any questions, please speak with a BCTA Customer Service Representative.

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Permanent Stop Change RT 2 N&S Aliquippa

Please be advised that effective February 5, 2021 the Route 2 Northbound and Southbound stop at Main Street at 20th Street in Aliquippa will be permanently eliminated.  The new stop will be located at 2011 Sheffield Road (near ALDI).

If you have any questions, please speak with a BCTA Customer Service Representative.

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Federal Executive Order Mask Mandate Effective February 1, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order late on January 29, 2021, requiring the public to wear face masks while on buses and in transportation hubs.

The CDC has directed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to enforce the requirements of the CDC Order.

Failure to comply may result in denial of boarding and/or removal or riding privileges. Individuals may also be subject to criminal or civil penalties, or both, imposed by the federal government.

The Order is effective February 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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