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Service Changes


After much research and planning as well as feedback from our riders, BCTA announcing a number of fixed route service changes to improve the delivery of service including on time performance. Below is a summary of the changes that will take place on May 6, 2019. Schedules and stop change information will be made available in the very near future.

Route 1

Chippewa, Big Beaver, Beaver Falls, New Brighton, Rochester Township, Rochester, Freedom, Conway, Economy, Baden, Harmony and Ambridge

Current Service Hours: Weekday – 4:58 AM – 11:12 PM

New Service Hours Effective May 6, 2019: Weekday – 4:55 AM – 10:57 PM

Weekend Service Hours (no change): Saturday – 6:35 AM – 7:30 PM

  • Intra and Inter-County Service to Allegheny County and Pittsburgh
  • Serves the Ambridge Regional Park and Ride
  • Eliminate the 5:33 PM Trip Outbound from Pittsburgh
  • Eliminate the 8:00 PM Trip Outbound from Pittsburgh
  • Limit Weekday Mid-Day Service to Allegheny County and Pittsburgh
    • Maintain 1 Mid-Day Trip at Noon Outbound from Pittsburgh
    • Other Mid-Day Trips Will Allow for Connections to Port Authority

Route 2

Rochester, Monaca, Center Township, Aliquippa and Ambridge

Current Service Hours: Weekday – 5:03 AM – 11:03 PM

New Service Hours Effective May 6, 2019: Weekday – 5:05 AM – 10:50 PM

Weekend Service Hours (no change): Saturday – 7:03 AM – 7:43 PM

  • Serves RTC, Beaver Valley Mall and Commercial Areas in Center Township, Brodhead Road, CCBC, ETC, Green Garden Plaza, Downtown Aliquippa, Downtown Ambridge, Ambridge Regional Park and Ride
  • Addition of a 4th Bus at 8:40 AM – 6:15 PM to address on-time issues
  • Ambridge Loop – Merchant Street to Park and Ride – Will run Peak Hours only. Non-Peak Hours will be directed to the Ambridge Park and Ride Stop
  • Service to CCBC – No Saturday service; Last Weekday Stop at 5:47 PM

Route 11

Beaver, Vanport, Friendship Ridge and Hospital

Current Service Hours: Weekday – 6:05 AM – 7:00 PM

New Service Hours Effective May 6, 2019: Weekday – 6:11 AM – 6:22 PM

Weekend Service Hours (no change): Saturday – 8:11 AM – 4:22 PM

  • Extend to the Beaver Valley Mall via Interstate 376
  • Eliminate the turnaround in Vanport
  • Eliminate the stop at Drug and Alcohol Services in Vanport
  • Eliminate the last trip from Rochester. The last Route 11 bus will leave Rochester at 5:30 PM

Express 3

Rochester – Economy (N. Lights) – Pittsburgh

  • There will still be two AM and two PM Express Trips to and from Pittsburgh at current times (6:20 AM, 6:45 AM, 4:30 PM and 5:25 PM)
  • The last Route 3 Express bus that arrives in Rochester as 6:25 PM will extend through Beaver and Vanport to accommodate those riders that currently transfer to the last Route 11 bus.

Express 4

Chippewa – ETC – Pittsburgh

Departures will be 5 minutes earlier leaving Chippewa in the morning.

 

Beaver County Transit Authority