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Persons with Disabilities

Serving Persons with Disabilities Living in Rural Areas at an Affordable Price....

Eligibility Requirements

The Rural Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Program is a transportation service that reduces the fare for eligible persons with disabilities lending affordable and accessible transportation. Persons with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 64 may travel anywhere in Monroe County with this program. If you live or travel within 3/4 of a mile from any MCTA fixed route, you will be required to use our ADA Fixed Route Program.

The program can be used for various purposes such as medical appointments, shopping and employment to name a few. Some exclusions do apply, where PennDOT has determined that other transportation funding exists.

For trips that stay within Monroe County, you may travel during our normal operating hours, Monday through Friday. For trips out of Monroe County, please check this webpage for more information.

If you are interested in applying for this program, please complete, sign and return the attached application. Written evidence of your disability must accompany your application. Call 570-839-6282 x434 to request an application or download your application below.

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Upon receipt of your application and written evidence of disability, you will be notified within 15 business days of your eligibility for the PWD and any other possible funding sources available to you for transportation purposes.

Once enrolled, you may phone our dispatch office at (570) 839-8210 x 1 to schedule your ride. Reservations are taken no more than 2 business days prior to service but can be made up to two weeks in advance. For questions regarding times and scheduling, please phone dispatch at (570) 839-8210 x 2.

Please Note: All cancellations must be made at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled pick up time by calling (570) 839-8201 x 2.

Customer Co-payment Requirements

Riders are responsible for a portion of the fare under this program. Fares for the PWD are divided into 4 zones and are payable to the driver at the time of transport. Fares listed below are for one direction only. Exact change is required.

ZoneDistanceCost
Zone 1 & 20 - 8 Miles$2.50
Zone 38 - 12 Miles$3.00
Zone 412 - 16 Miles$3.50
Zone 516+ Miles$4.25
North / South Loop$6.50

If you have further questions or need assistance with completing your application, please call our Program Specialist at (570) 839-6282 x 434. The Staff at Monroe County Transportation Authority, The Pocono Pony thanks you for your interest in the program and welcomes you aboard.