MCTA celebrated it's 40th Year of Service to Monroe County with an event on October 15th at 10 AM at St. Luke's Hospital
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Pocono Pony provides individual and group trips to shows and events in and around Monroe County, Monday through Friday. Seniors, 65+ and Persons with Disabilities are eligible for subsidized rates. Fares are based on mileage traveled and the rider's eligibility for fare subsidies. All buses are ADA Accessible.
Do you have a group who would like to travel to an event on Pocono Pony? Give us a call!
For more information, or to schedule your ride for any of the listed events contact the marketing team.
Tony Giudice 570-839-6282 x 425.
All riders must be registered with our Shared Ride Program.
Pocono Pony publishes a quarterly "Entertainment Brochure." Be the first to discover shows and entertainment we are going to. If you would like to receive our "Entertainment Brochure" electronically, please notify us and we will be happy to add you to our email list. Contact Tony at 570-839-6282 x 425. We never share your personal information.
Take a trip to Bethlehem that includes a tasty lunch and time at the Wind Creek Casino.
Arrive at Mama Nina's Italian Restaurant
Choice of 6 entrees, coffee, canoli and a complimentary glass of wine.
Arrive at Wind Creek Casino
Walk in and enjoy the sights, sounds, and thrills at the casino.
DepartureEmail Reservation by March 23, 2022 or call 570 839-6282 x 425
Lunch and Shopping in Scranton
Enjoy a day in Scranton, starting with lunch at the famous Cooper's Seafood House. After lunch we'll take you to the Shoppes at Montage Mountain - Christmas Tree Shop, Lane Bryant, Talbots, Yankee Candle and more.Email Reservation by April 13, 2022 or call 570 839-6282 x 425
Enjoy a Taste of Monroe County
Arrive at Sorrenti Cherry Valley Vinyard
6 tastings, pretzels and souvenir glass.
Lunch at Mamma Lucia's Pizzeria
Cheese and Margherita pizzas baked in a wood fired brick oven.
Arrive at Blue Ridge Winery
5 tastings, souvenir class. Tour of the underground winery.
DepartureEmail Reservation by May 18, 2022 or call 570 839-6282 x 425
Swiftwater, PA – Friends and collogues of The Monroe County Transportation Authority, also known as the Pocono Pony, gathered Thursday, September 17, 2020 to commission three new public transit buses and a CNG fueling station. The buses are American made, built by Gillig, LLC located in Livermore, California, and were purchased with grants provided by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), PennDOT, and Monroe County Commissioners.
“The combination of cost savings and extended engine life, will help us become more sustainable, thereby reducing reliance on state and federal subsidies to fund our operation,” stated Peggy Howarth, Executive Director of MCTA. “Ribbon cutting and commissioning ceremonies like this provide the opportunity to look back with pride on all our struggles and achievements it took to reach this point.”
The 35-foot long vehicles are heavy duty, low floor buses, much like MCTA’s current fleet, but they are fueled using compressed natural gas. Each has its own name, chosen by MCTA staff members.
The pink bus is “Jasmine,” which has an officially licensed Susan G. Komen breast cancer color. The lively teal bus was given the name “Shaquille O’Teal.” Last but not least, the bright green bus will be known as “Kiwi.” The interior of each bus has its own unique selection of colors, including the seats, floor, walls, ceiling, and interior lighting.
All are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, providing passengers with up-to-the-minute arrival times delivered to their mobile devices through MyStop and Transit. These apps are available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. MCTA has its own Smartcard technology that permits a digital, contactless way to pay fares on the bus known as the MOGO card. Each bus is handicapped accessible with “kneeling” capability and a wheelchair ramp.
The buses will operate starting Monday, September 21, 2020 on MCTA’s existing routes, which will result in reduced emissions and improved fuel economy.
Monroe County Transit Authority celebrated its 40th Anniversary on October 15, 2019 with an event at St. Luke’s Hospital, Lower Level Conference Room. Remarks were made by local government officials, MCTA’s Board Members, and Director.
In 1979, MCTA began public transportation service with four buses. Forty years and millions of miles later, MCTA continues to provide quality public transit service. MCTA has grown into a fleet of 15 city buses and 48 paratransit vehicles, laden with technology and safety features, that covers every mile of the county and beyond between our Fixed Route, Shared Ride, and Flex Connect services. Through these services, MCTA provides accessible mobility options for all Monroe County residents.
MCTA is pleased to share our 40th Anniversary with the community and looks forward to the next 40 years.
MCTA Staff were also at the Giant Market bus stop during the day with various promotional items.
Our marketing team is on the road to keep you informed! You can arrange for MCTA staff to visit your company or organization to provide information to your staff or customers about the many transportation services available in Monroe County. Call (570) 839-6282 x 425 to schedule your visit.
Our Marketing Team makes time to visit with many organizations throughout the county. Make yours one of them. Schedule your visit now.