MCTA offers several programs based on eligibilty. Use the button below to veiw the various options.
Already enrolled? Ride! Use the button below to view the various ways you can schedule your trip.
Using the Pocono Pony Shared Ride program is easy, but there are a few key things to know. Use the button below to learn the rules.
Some things to keep in mind to make the reservation process easier:
Once you're enrolled, simply call MCTA at (570) 839-8210 x 1 to schedule your pickup and drop off. The Call Center specialist will help guide you through the process of booking your reservation. Please have the address where you are going available for the reservationist during the call.
Once you have used the phone to schedule a few appointments, you'll know what information you need to provide. You can skip the phone and send your reservation to MCTA by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the preferred method to provide trip information - the online form. This form is desgined to guide you through the process.
If the form does not load at first, please hit refresh on your web browser.
Sometimes, you don't need to take the trip you reserved. Cancel your trip at least two hours in advance to avoid any penalties - call, do not use this form if it is less than two hours. Frequent late cancellations (less than 2 hours notice) may incur charges or disiplinary action.Trip Cancellation Form
PonyPlus App New tools at your fingertips
Contact MCTA to turn on the PonyPlus app and service. The app will permit you to view your trips, get up to the moment information about your trips, find out the location of your vehicle, and pay by credit card. Also it will provide you to ability to book and ride the PonyPlus service.
MCTA will transport all wheelchairs and scooters as long as there is sufficient space in the vehicle, and the wheelchair does not block the aisle or exceed weight restrictions. MCTA will use a four-point securement system. Based on 90% fleet inventory, MCTA will transport a wheelchair and it's user as long as the lift or ramp can accommodate the size (within 34" x 50")and weight (600 pounds which includes the passenger and any bags), unless doing so would compromise safety or require a higher level of assistance than our transportation services can provide.
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.
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.
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 shared ride 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.
Aggravated assult of a public transit vehicle operator is a felony in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 18 PA CS 2702 link
All MCTA buses have a multi-view video and audio recording system installed. This system records a minimum of five to as many as eight separate areas inside and outside the vehicle. These recordings are overwritten on the hard drive anywhere from one week to three weeks (or longer depending on how often the vehicle is used). MCTA does not keep archive data on all recordings, only those that involve a significant reported incident.
The Monroe County Transit Authority does not prohibit the carrying of properly licensed weapons on MCTA vehicles. Please note that MCTA vehicles may, and occasionally do, enter public and / or private property where firearms are specifically banned in the Commonwealth. Appropriate consequences under applicable laws apply.