How to Ride - Fixed Route Service

A ride on our fixed route buses is quick and easy. Our service offer daily trips Monday through Friday beginning at 5:40 AM and Saturday beginning at 7:13 AM. Please check our Routes for specific times and locations. Schedules are also available on all fixed route buses and at bus ticket locations. Learn how to use our bus schedules and board the fixed route using the videos.

Where to Catch the Pocono Pony

Transit Planner

Planning your trip is just a click away. In the trip planner block below, enter your start, date, destination and time to find the next scheduled bus coming to your location.

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Bus Stops

Bus stop signs are posted at primary locations of each route. For customers convenience, riders may flag the bus at in-between points from safe and observable locations.

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Live Bus View

Use your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer to find the location of your bus. MCTA has each of our fixed route buses availible on a map so you can zoom it to see where your bus is in relation to where you are.

Find My Bus!


Get MCTA alerts on Twitter @PonyAlerts to get advance warning of any service changes or delays.

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Google Transit. An easy way to navigate the schedule.

Planning your trip is just a click away. In the trip planner block to the right, enter your start, date, destination and time to find the next scheduled bus coming to your location.

Do you use a smartphone or tablet? Download the Google Maps app and use the Public Transit option.

Realtime Bus View - Locate my bus!

Click here for a full screen view.

Policies. Keep you safe, protect the public

Policy Statements


By law, the Monroe County Transportation Authority can safely accept all ADA-standard wheelchairs on its buses. A standard wheelchair is approximately 30 inches wide by 48 inches long, and weighs no more than 600 pounds including its rider. The rider, when seated in the wheelchair, must fit within these mentioned dimensions (i.e. no outstretched legs or arms due to safety of all passengers). The common manual wheelchairs or popular motorized scooters are both considered ADA-standard chairs.

Service Animals

Persons with disabilities who use service animals may board with the service animal, as required under the ADA, regardless of fare category. Operators may ask any passenger if their animal is a service animal and/or if the animal assists them with their disability. Service animals are not required to be licensed or certified. Passengers using service animals must keep their animals under control and the animal must not pose a threat to other passengers. Failure to do so may result in the passenger being requested to exit the bus. If the animal is a pet, it must travel in a carrier.

Packages, Carts and Strollers

The aisles of a transit bus must be kept clear of obstructions. Should there be an emergency this could prevent escape or cause a tripping hazard. This includes packages, strollers, and carts or like items. Packages or items too cumbersome to be controlled by placing on one’s lap should be stowed under the seat. These items should not protrude into the aisle or block the aisle. Strollers, carts or like items should be folded and stowed securely in such a manner they are not blocking the aisle. First and foremost, children should be removed from the stroller during transport. Patrons must make every attempt to secure said items.


Respect Others, Speak Softly

  • Allow customers in wheelchairs to board first
  • Have your fare ready when you board
  • Fold strollers* and carts before the vehicle arrives (*except wheelchair strollers)
  • Don't leave the Operator guessing - use the request cord/button to signal your stop
  • Seats are for Customers - No feet or belongings please
  • Yield Priority Seats to riders with disabilities and seniors
  • Be nice and offer seats to parents with small children
  • Your safety and comfort are important. Honor requests from operators or other MCTA staff
  • Respect others, speak softly and avoid abusive language
  • Practice cell phone courtesy by setting ring tones to vibrate, using an inside voice and avoid two-way talk
  • Use earphones or headphones for your listening pleasure; set on low
  • No smoking, vaping or other smokeless tobacco use permitted on vehicles
  • Cooked or prepared foods don't mix with transit travel - take your meal home to eat
  • Keep MCTA clean. Dispose of trash and recyclables properly
  • No hazardous, toxic or explosive materials or weapons may be brought onto the bus


Disruptive Passengers

MCTA operators may ask persons to exit the vehicle after verification from dispatch or MCTA management. Persons may be removed from MCTA property by management or law enforcement for rule violations, depending upon severity. Upon request by the operator with a written statement of the violation that occurred, MCTA management will investigate and determine further actions if needed. All MCTA Fixed route buses are equipped with video and audio equipment. Upon notice of an incident, the video from the bus involved shall be pulled and stored. These saved video events may be used for prosecution, training, and/or sanction proceedings.