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RT 1 & RT 2 Ambridge Park & Ride Notice

BCTA 2019 Winter Holiday Schedule

Friday, November 22, 2019 is “Light Up Night” in Pittsburgh


Fare Cards, tickets, passes and transfers are non-refundable.  BCTA will not refund, replace or exchange any type of Fare Media. 

Passengers are responsible for all fare cards, tickets, passes and transfers.  It is important to keep cards in good condition.  If the fare card is unable to be read by the fare box, the passenger is responsible to pay the correct fare using another form of payment; either another fare card or cash.

BCTA’s fare cards utilize a magnetic strip on the back.  This is where the information is stored for the value of the pass.  These magnetic strips are just like a credit card magnetic strip.  Treat your BCTA fare cards as though they are credit cards.  Any physical damage to the black magnetic strip on the back can make the card unusable.  The magnetic strip on the back can also be “demagnetized” which then makes them invalid.

The demagnetization can occur in many situations. Especially if the magnetic strip is near even a low strength magnet for an extended period.

  • The magnet on many refrigerator doors that keep them closed are very strong and exposure to this magnet can demagnetize your card quickly.
  • Most magnets you use on your refrigerator used to hold things up are not very strong– HOWEVER, exposure to this type of magnet for a period of time can make your pass unreadable.
  • Magnets used to hold clasps shut like purse and wallet magnets can also demagnetize your card. You need to keep your magnetized cards at least an inch or more away from the magnet.
  • Some store security tag deactivators can demagnetize your card. To be safe, do not place your bus pass near deactivators that are built into the checkout surface that the store clerk uses to demagnetize the security tags.
  • Of course, everyone knows that an MRI machine has very strong magnets. Do not have your card even in the same room as an MRI machine.

RT 11 West Permanent Stop Change

October 25, 2019   Effective immediately the stop previously located at State and Walnut in Vanport (McDonald’s) has been moved to 212 State Ave (in front of Guzzetti Optometric)

New Ticket Outlet in Beaver Falls

BCTA is happy to announce that there is a new ticket outlet in Beaver Falls. It is located at

Beaver Mart
1110 7th Ave
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

They will be selling the following tickets:
In County Reduced Fare Cards
All Day In County Passes
10+1 Fare Cards for In County, Out of County and Express
7 Day Passes for In County, Out of County and Express


As most are aware, funeral services for Officer Calvin Hill will take place Tuesday morning.  BCTA’s heart felt sympathies are extended to Officer Hill’s family. BCTA has been advised by the Port Authority of Pittsburgh that there are no road closures scheduled before 9am on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.  We have been told that both our inbound and outbound RT 1, RT 3 & RT 4 routes will be fine to travel. Therefore, all BCTA buses into the city will run as normally scheduled.  Should we receive any other information we will make it available as soon as possible.


Due to the emergency situation in Rochester on July 13, 2019, BCTA was unable to service the Rochester area during the morning and early afternoon hours.    As of 2:30 pm Saturday, July 13, 2019 BCTA will attempt to resume service to that area.

Public Surplus Auction

Beaver County Transit Authority has items for sale to the General Public.  Please click this link to see items and terms.

Public Surplus Auction


Reminder: BCTA Will Be Closed for Independence Day, Thursday July 4, 2019

Beaver County Transit Authority