Pottstown Area Rapid Transit

Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART) is a public transit agency providing bus service in the Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA area. It is owned by the borough of Pottstown and runs Monday through Saturday, excluding major holidays. PART provides a connection to SEPTA's Route 93 bus, which runs from Pottstown to Norristown. In addition to fixed routes, the agency also operates a paratransit service for disabled people.[1]

Pottstown Area Rapid Transit
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PART bus 51 at Philadelphia Premium Outlets.jpg
PART bus 51 at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets
Headquarters902 Farmington Avenue
Pottstown, PA 19464
Service areaPottstown, Pennsylvania
Service typeBus service
Routes5
HubsCharles W. Dickinson Transportation Center
Fleet9 buses
Websitehttp://www.pottstownarearapidtransit.com

RoutesEdit

All of PART's routes are loop routes that originate and terminate at the Charles W. Dickinson Transportation Center located at the intersection of High Street and Hanover Street in downtown Pottstown.[1][2]

Line Name Places Served
Blue Line High Street, Pottstown Hospital, Sanatoga Village Shopping Center, Hilltop, Philadelphia Premium Outlets, Costco, Hilltop, Sanatoga Village Shopping Center, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, High Street
Purple Line Coventry Mall, Hanover Street, North End Shopping Center, Rolling Hills, Sanatoga Village Shopping Center, Pottstown Hospital, Sanatoga Village Shopping Center, Rolling Hills, North End Shopping Center
Yellow Line Pottstown Hospital, Home Depot, YMCA, North End Shopping Center, YMCA
Green Line Montgomery County Community College West Campus, High Street, Stowe, Pottstown Center, State Street, Upland Square Shopping Center, Hanover Street
Orange Line Pottstown Center, Upland Square Shopping Center, Boyertown Shopping Center, Douglass Town Center, Gilbertsville Shopping Center, Gilbertsville, Upland Square Shopping Center, Pottstown Center, Charles W. Dickinson Transportation Center, Town Square Plaza, Coventry Mall

FaresEdit

 
The Charles W. Dickinson Transportation Center, where all PART buses originate, formerly the Pottstown train station

The base fare to ride on PART buses is $2.25, which must be paid in cash with exact change. A discounted fare of $1.10 is available for students with a valid ID. Persons with disabilities and Medicare Card holders may ride PART for $1.10 with a valid half-fare card. Senior citizens who are age 65 or older may ride PART for free with a valid Transit ID or Medicare Card. Up to two children under fare box height can ride for free with a fare-paying adult; additional children may ride for $0.25 each. Transfers between routes are available for $0.75 and must be used within 90 minutes of being purchased. PART buses accept transfers from SEPTA's Route 93 bus; other SEPTA fare products and passes are not accepted on PART.[3]

PART offers Multi-Ride and Round-Trip passes that can be purchased at Pottstown borough hall. The Multi-Ride Pass costs $22.50 for full-fare, $11.00 for half-fare, and $7.50 for transfer. The Round-Trip Pass costs $4.50 for full-fare, $2.20 for half-fare, and $1.50 for transfer.[3]

The fare for PART's paratransit service is $4.50.[3]

FleetEdit

CurrentEdit

Fleet Number(s) Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Source
51-55 2007 Gillig Low Floor BRT Cummins ISM Allison B400 [4]
56-58 2010 Cummins ISL [4]
59 1995 Chance American Heritage Streetcar Cummins ISB Allison [4]

RetiredEdit

Fleet Number(s) Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Source
51-55 1992 TMC RTS T70 606 6v92TA Allison V731 [4]
56 1995 Ford Ford Ford [4]
57-58 1997-98 Nova Bus RTS T70 606 DD50 Allison V731 [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ride Guide" (PDF). Pottstown Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "Schedule". Pottstown Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Fares & Rider Info". Pottstown Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Pottstown Area Rapid Transit". Philadelphia Transit Vehicles. Archived from the original on July 20, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2018.

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