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ATA’s Survey for transportation development.

ATA is conducting a comprehensive survey through-out its operating routes and services that will inform a multi-year transportation development plan.

ATA survey teams made up of employees, supervisors and volunteers are contacting current riders and “future riders” for their input.

ATA is a rural public transit agency operating in seven counties with an extensive network of busses, transit stops, transit centers, ADA and paratransit services, senior riders, and rides for persons with disabilities. The ATA is a rural transit system that has evolved since its inception the 1970s. ATA buses are often seen on the public byways and rural roads taking thousands of riders to their destination every year. So, the ATA Survey for transportation development is really four different surveys...

Four ATA surveys

A survey for current fixed route riders in the towns and inter-town routes.Fixed Route Survey logo

ATA survey workers are contacting riders on ATA fixed routes. They are asking questions designed to measure customer/rider satisfaction overall. The brief survey also covers specific subjects such as comfort, safety, fares, frequency, availability of service, helpfulness, quality of customer service response and courtesy from the ATA employees.


Two surveys for current shared ride and paratransit riders.Shared Ride Survey Logo

ATA is also conducting a Shared Ride Survey to measure passenger satisfaction with this important door to door service. There is also a companion survey regarding shared ride fares and the current use patterns of shared riders and cost allocation for shared rides.


A survey for persons who do not currently ride ATA but may ride sometime in the future.Non Rider Survey Logo

This survey is very important in that it seeks ideas from persons (age 18+) who are aware of ATA Transit but who have not used ATA or who have stopped using ATA. Like the other three surveys this survey will help us to focus our transit development plan and target/enhance future services. Contact ATA Customer Service for a printed survey form. The survey is also available on-line and takes about 3-4 minutes to complete. Remember this is for non-riders, or future riders.

Tell us why you are not riding ATA

√ Remember to enter your zip code on the e-form.

√ Remember to click the SUBMIT button to assure that your completed survey answers are recorded.

Thank you for participating in these transit development surveys.

 

 

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for Drivers in Clarion Area

Full Time, Part Time, and Casual/Back-Up Drivers for Clarion Area Transit (CAT)

Immediate openings FULL and PART TIME available nowATA CAT Bus Wrap DRIVER

  • Starting Rate – $15.00/Hour
  • Flexible Hours
  • Health Insurance
  • Reimbursable CDL License Cost
  • Paid Training
  • Opportunity for Paid Time Off
  • School bus drivers welcome – Evening, Weekends, and Summers

If you enjoy driving, interacting with people and working on your own, ATA's Clarion Area Transit would love to talk with you about employment opportunities. Please call ATA at (814) 965-1236 to request an employment application or apply online at www.rideata.com. Completed applications and resumes may be mailed to the address listed below or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

or you can download and complete the CAT/ATA DRIVER APPLICATION here:
CLICK HERE for a PDF file MAIL-IN APPLICATION FOR DRIVERS

EMAIL completed application and resume as attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or you can mail a completed application to:

Area Transportation Authority

44 Transportation Center

Johnsonburg, PA 15845-2102 


The Area Transportation Authority of North Central Pennsylvania
(ATA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

ATA ACTIVELY SEEKS MINORITY, AND/OR FEMALE APPLICANTS FOR ALL DRIVER POSITIONS

POSTED – November 1, 2022   •  OPEN

 

Learn tips to make traveling on ATA’s fixed route bus as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Interested in fixed route service? Click on one of the ATA counties on the left side of the RideATA Web site or use one of the route finder utilities on the right side of this site.
 
Apply On-Line for free or reduced fare programs available from ATA?
To apply for ATA services online or contact ATA customer service for more options.
Under ATA PROGRAMS (above) you will see a pull down menu and the APPLY tab.
 
Visit FMR PennDOT (FindMyRide) - Education
Learn how fixed route services work and the new travel training video that features ATA:
 
 
 

 

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Every Trip Counts Video GraphicA video about RideATA and its partners in rural transit.

 

In the mid1970s, the Pennsylvania legislature enacted the Rural Public Transportation Operating Assistance Program in response to a need for affordable public transportation for the Commonwealth’s rural citizens.

The question, “Is there a mobility problem in rural Pennsylvania?” was asked in 1975 and the answer was “yes”.

In Pennsylvania, public transportation in rural communities is a vital component of ensuring access to employment, medical, recreational and social services for all residents.  Pennsylvania has long been recognized as a leader in public transportation with significant investments of public funds to ensure the continuation of services in both urban and rural areas.

In rural communities, the poor, elderly and disabled, are among the nation’s most isolated citizens, and transportation disadvantaged. The highest concentrations of seniors and disabled individuals in the Commonwealth reside in rural areas. Senior citizens make up around 44% of all transit riders in rural Pennsylvania and over 17% of the rural population is disabled.

For many of them, public transit is the only means of access to their jobs as owning and operating a vehicle is not economically viable.

People who live in more rural areas need the same types of services as those in urban areas. Our local rural transportation systems are people-oriented, which are systems built around every day human needs such as medical care, shopping, employment and educational opportunities, social services and visiting friends and family.

Rural isolation can result in missed healthcare appointments, missed or delayed use of needed medications both of which can have negative consequences for managing health conditions and quality of life.

Long distances are a key barrier for many people living in rural areas. Average trips for medical or dental services are about 9 miles longer in rural regions. Some trips can be in excess of 50 miles one way to reach a more urban center for medical services.

 

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 NOTICE regarding DuBois Area Bus Service

 

Three DuBois area fixed routes return to regular hours of operation.

Purple LogoDuBois Area Purple Route (Downtown - Hospital)

  • Monday through Friday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

 

DuBois Area Blue Route (Retail)DuBois Blue Route

  • Monday through Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

 

DuBois Red RouteDuBois Area Red Route (West Sandy Mall)

  • Monday through Friday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

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Get ready to ride ATA CALL-A-BUS in Clearfield and Jefferson County. New and updated “CAB-BUS” services are on the road. It’s easy to reserve a ride by calling ATA at 1-866-743-3282. Sit back, relax and enjoy your ride to the grocery store, pharmacy, medical appointments, the senior center, the salon, and many other locations in Clearfield and Jefferson counties. You’ll find ATA drivers are helpful and friendly.

CALL-A-BUS (CAB-BUS) is a public transportation service operated by ATA. CALL-A-BUS service is a shared-ride. CAB  BUS is open to everyone but remember it requires a prior work-day reservation. The “prior work-day ride reservation” allows ATA to schedule the route of the bus (or van) to accommodate the most people in the most efficient manner.

Get ready to RideATA CAB BUS by calling 1-866-743-3282 to schedule your next trip. Fares vary according to where you are coming from or going to. Fare information is available when you call.

Anyone can ride just by making a reservation and paying the fare. As a benefit of the Pennsylvania Lottery program, all senior citizens 65 years of age or older may ride at a greatly reduced fare, provided that prior working day reservations are made. Call ATA Customer Service for details 1-866-282-4968.

 

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The Houtzdale CAB-BUS operates Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9AM-2PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30AM-4:30PM and services Houtzdale, Philipsburg, Smoke Run, Ramey, Madera, Parsonville, Brisbin, Osceola Mills, Janesville, and Chester Hill. 

 

 

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The Coalport CAB-BUS operates Monday through Friday 8:30AM-3:30PM and services Coalport, Lyleville, Blain City, Utahville, Irvona, Glen Hope, and more.

 

 

 

 ATA CAB 611010 Kylertown CAB BUS LOGO WEB

 

 

The Kylertown CAB-BUS operates Monday through Friday 9:30AM-2PM and services Kylertown, Winburne, Lanse, Grassflat, Driffting, Allport, Morrisdale, Hawk Run, Troy, and more.

 

 

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The Punxsutawney CAB-BUS in Jefferson County operates Monday through Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM and includes cab bus areas Punxsutawney, Frostburg, Fairview, Cloe, Albion, Big Run, Airport, Harmony, Adrian, Crawfordtown, Anita, Walston, Oliveburg, Frostburg, Dora, Timlin, Ringgold, Sprankle Mills and more.

 

 

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CAT BUS resumes full service


 

 

 

 

The Clarion CAT BUS schedule has resumed full service.

Please review the CAMPUS LOOP table here for stop locations and stop times.

The Clarion CAMPUS LOOP is now viewable on the new myStop system.

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Be sure to go out to the RideATA myStop home page to REGISTER.

Watch the Video    

If you are already registered be sure to LOG IN with

your username and password.Watch the video. This will provide additional services to you

as a CAT CAMPUS LOOP rider:

• REAL TIME SCHEDULE INFORMATION

• A TRIP PLANNER

• EMAIL & TEXT ALERTS

• RIDER ALERTS THAT YOU CREATE

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Clarion CAMPUS LOOP returns with the resumption of classes at Clarion University. View CAMPUS LOOP on myStop.

Clarion MALL LOOP resumes a full schedule of service.  View MALL LOOP on myStop.

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TOP BAR Before You Give Up the Keys 2019

Create a roadmap for transportation independence

Call RideATA to get your copy of "Before you Give Up the Keys."

NADTC BOOK COVER

This publica­tion offers great advice and a planning tool that helps you map-out all of your options "post car."

We believe that RideATA can be an important part of your road­map to mobility and continued independence. We'll show you how you can use RideATA. When you are ready, we will be ready.

Welcome aboard.

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The mission of NADTC is to promote the availability and accessibility of trans­portation options for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. NADTC is a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration and administered by Easterseals and the National Asso­ciation of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with guid­ance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. Visit the informative website at www.nadtc.org or CALL (866) 983-3222.

This brochure is published by the Eldercare Locator and the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center. Eldercare Locator is the only national informa­tion and referral resource to provide support to consumers across the spectrum of issues affecting older Americans. Established in 1991 and funded by the Administration for Community Living, it is administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

eldercare.acl.gov or (800) 677-1116

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 ATA has implemented a new computer assisted scheduling and dispatch system. This change was installed statewide under PennDOT and has been in operation since August of 2017.

     The new ATA Ecolane Mobility System has some new features that have helped ATA riders schedule trips quickly and efficiently.ATA BOC 546

     When you call to schedule a trip, you may be asked for your appointment time instead of a pick-up time. Please be ready to tell us the address of your appointment and we can arrange the pick-up time at your home or another address.

     The ATA call representative will confirm your trip information and fare while you are on the line. This helps us identify you and insure accuracy for your trip reservation.

     You may also call to set up a recurring trip subscription. We welcome these multiple reservations. You will be sent to a special call center representative to create this subscription trip for you on the ATA calendar. It is a very convenient way to manage your trips.

     The evening before your scheduled trip, you will receive an automated phone notification operated by ATA to confirm the pick-up time of your scheduled trip.

     You may notice different driver or vehicle may pick you up for your return trip. This is a new feature of a system designed to enhance your service and ATA’s efficiency. The driver may ask to confirm your identity. Under the new system, it is likely that you will get to know other drivers working for ATA. You will see better coordination of our vehicles and our drivers to accommodate as many passengers as possible.Its My Ride Bookmark Card

     Remember that you must contact ATA for a ‘will call’ to set up the return trip. Our drivers will not be aware that you are ready to go home until you call 1(866) 743-3282 [RIDE ATA]. Ask the driver for ATA’s special bookmark called “IT’S MY RIDE” which has the phone number you need to use for your return trip. Keep it with you.

     Once again you will receive an automated phone notification from ATA about 15 minutes before the ATA vehicle arrives for your return home.

     The new Ecolane trip reservation system ihas improved efficiency and expands rides and service for riders now and in the future. If you have any questions or suggestions, call ATA Customer Service at 1(866) 282-4968.

 

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