Shared Ride for Seniors
If you are a senior citizen, age 65 or older and live more than 1/4 mile from our public fixed route, Shared Ride may be an option for you. Shared Ride serves many seniors throughout Monroe County who live in outerlying areas or travel to areas where public transit is not accessible.
To ride Shared Ride, all riders must first be enrolled in our program. Once enrolled, Shared Ride operates on a reservation basis.
How to Enroll
To enroll in the Shared Ride Program, you may phone our office at (570) 839-6282 x 434 to request an application, or you may download it from this page. We apologize that we are unable to accept your application electronically at this time. Please return your completed and signed application to:
Monroe County Transit Authority
Senior Shared Ride Program Enrollment
PO Box 339
Scotrun, PA 18355
Because this program is designated for seniors age 65 and older, proof of age is required. The following documents are acceptable means of age verification:
Armed Forces Discharge papers
Statement of age from the Social Security Administration.
Please choose one of the age verifications listed above and attach a photo copy to your application. Your application can not be processed without verification of your age. Applications are normally processed within 72 hours from the point we receive it.
Once registered, reservations can be made between 2 and 14 business days prior to service.
Call (570) 839-8210 x 1 to book your ride.
Funding for this program is provided through the Pennsylvania State Lottery and the Monroe County Office on Aging. This program significantly reduces the cost of transportation for seniors living in rural areas through out Monroe County.
Subsidized Fares for persons registered with the Shared Ride Senior Program can be found at the top right of this page.
Instructions: Print and fillout or type the information online and then print.
|Zone||Distance (Miles)||You Pay|
|Zone 1||0 - 4||$1.00|
|Zone 2||4.1 - 8||$1.50|
|Zone 3||8.1 - 12||$1.50|
|Zone 4||12.1 - 16||$1.50|
|Zone 5||16.1 - 20||$1.50|
|Zone 6||20.1 - 30||$2.50|
|Zone 7 Medical||30.1+||$4.50|
|Zone 7 Non-Medical||30.1+||$7.50|
Zone 7 does not exceed the boundaries of these 7 counties: Pike, Wayne, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton.
|Program At A Glance||Seniors|
|Who is Eligible||People, age 65+ with origins or destinations more than 1/4 mile from the public fixed route|
|Fares / Each Way||Fares range between $1.00 to $2.50 between 0.1 and 30 miles and $4.50 and $7.50 30.1 miles or more.|
|Escorts / Personal Care Attendants Permitted||Free with verification that a rider is unable to use the program without assistance|
|Companions / Family / Friends Permitted||Yes, but must pay full fare|
|Areas Served||Monroe County and some regions out of county|
|Trip Purpose||Any Purpose|
|Hours of Service||Mon - Fri.|
10 AM - 2 PM