PonyPlus is Available Now

A new Pony is galloping into service.

The Monroe County Transportation Authority, aka Pocono Pony, has a new service in its transit stable: PonyPlus. This on-demand, curb-to-curb service allows anyone to request a shared ride using a smartphone app in two designated service areas in Monroe County. The pilot service launches on Monday, Aug. 1.

For $2 per trip, customers can book a ride from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the PonyPlus app will provide confirmation of the trip or a message to adjust the request based on the availability of vehicles. The service runs in the Tri-Boro Connector area (Delaware Water Gap, East Stroudsburg, and Stroudsburg boroughs) and the Pocono Summit Connector area (Pocono Summit and Mount Pocono Borough).

Riders will book a trip via the PonyPlus app, which is available on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android), and payment is made by using a credit card in the app or giving exact cash fare to the driver. PonyPlus buses will be instantly recognizable by colorful graphics and logos, and drivers have all been vetted by MCTA for the safety of our passengers. All vehicles are ADA accessible and have a secure position for one wheelchair. Passengers traveling with children under age 8 must supply and install the appropriate car seat or booster seat.

For more information or reserve a ride call (570) 839-6282.


PonyPlus Zones

Tri-Boro Connector

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The Tri-Boro Connector brings public transit to you. Provides access to all of Delaware Water Gap, East Stroudsburg, and Stroudsburg boroughs, and includes Independence Road, North Fifth Street, parts of Stroud and Smithfield townships. Book your pick-up and drop-off locations in the zone or connect to MCTA’s Red Route.

Pocono Summit Connector

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The Pocono Summit Connector brings public transit to you. Provides access to Mount Pocono Borough, Pocono Summit, Pocono Mountain West High School, and Kalahari Resort, to name a few. Book your pick-up and drop-off locations in the zone or connect to MCTA’s Silver or Blue Routes.


Things to Know:

QuestionAnswer
Where is it available?See maps above
What days is it availalbe?Monday - Friday
What hours is it availalbe?6:30 AM to 6:30 PM
What does it cost?$2 per ride, pay with cash or by credit card
Is there an app for it?Click here to get the app. Shared Ride customers - please call MCTA to register.
How do I book a trip?Click here to get the app. Register on the app and book a trip. If you don't have (or don't want to use) the app, call MCTA at 570 839 6828, press 1, then schedule a trip with a reservation agent.
Do I need to bring car seats or boosters for my children?Yes, caregivers must provide and install car seats and boosters.