MCTA Shared Ride Programs

Senior Lottery Program (65+)

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.

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Persons With Disabilities Program

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.

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Medical Assistance Transportation Program

Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) is a transportation service funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Consumers with Medical Assistance are eligible to receive transportation to medical appointments and services covered by Medical Assistance.

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Public Shared Ride

Shared Ride (paratransit) services are available to any registered user. Registration and use is open to the public for this Shared Ride program.

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Senior Lottery Shared Ride Program

About the Senior Shared Ride Program

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.

Program At A GlanceSeniors
Who is EligiblePeople, age 65+ with origins or destinations more than 1/4 mile from the public fixed route
Fares / Each WayFares 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 PermittedFree with verification that a rider is unable to use the program without assistance
Companions / Family / Friends PermittedYes, but must pay full fare
Areas ServedMonroe County and some regions out of county
Trip PurposeAny Purpose
Hours of ServiceMonday - Friday
9 AM - 3 PM

ZoneDistance (Miles)You Pay
Zone 10 - 4$1.25
Zone 24.1 - 8$1.75
Zone 38.1 - 12$1.75
Zone 412.1 - 16$1.75
Zone 516.1 - 20$1.75
Zone 620.1 - 30$2.75
Zone 7 Medical30.1+$4.50
Zone 7 Non-Medical30.1+$7.50

Fare Structure

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 to the left of this section.

Paying the Fare on the Bus

When traveling on the Senior Lottery Shared Ride Program, the fare for each trip is due at the time of boarding. Please have the exact fare available for the bus driver, as they do not make change. Do not provide the bus driver the fare for all the trips you plan on taking for the day, as you may have another driver and bus for your return trip.


How to Enroll

To enroll in the Shared Ride Program, you may phone our office at P: (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/Separation Papers
Baptismal Certificate
Birth Certificate
PACE Identification Card
Passport/Naturalization Papers
Pennsylvania Photo Identification Card
Motor Vehicle Operator's License (Driver’s License)
U.S. Social Security Administration statement of age
Resident Alien Card

Please choose one of the age verifications listed 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 by noon the business day prior and 14 business days prior to service.
Call P: (570) 839-8210 x 1 to book your ride.

Download the Shared Ride Application.

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Persons with Disabilites Program

About the Persons with Disabilities Program

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.

Program At A GlancePersons With Disabilities Program
Who is EligiblePeople, ages 18 - 64 with verification of a disability and unable to access or board the public fixed route and have destinations more than 3/4 mile from the public fixed route
Fares / Each WayFares range between $3.00 to $6.30 between 0.1 and 30 miles and $7.50 30.1 miles or more.
Escorts / Personal Care Attendants PermittedFree with verification that a rider is unable to use the program without assistance
Companions / Family / Friends PermittedYes, but must pay full fare
Areas ServedMonroe County and some regions out of county
Trip PurposeAny Purpose
Hours of ServiceMonday - Friday
9 AM - 3 PM


ZoneDistanceCost
Zone 1 0 - 4 Miles$3.00
Zone 24.1 - 8 Miles$3.00
Zone 38.1 - 12 Miles$3.60
Zone 412.1 - 16 Miles$4.35
Zone 516.1 - 20 Miles$5.10
Zone 620.1 - 30 Miles$6.60
Zone 730+ Miles$7.50

Fare Structure

Funding for this program is provided through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transit. This program significantly reduces the cost of transportation for the disablied living in rural areas through out Monroe County.

Subsidized Fares for persons registered with the Persons with Disabilities Shared Ride Program can be found to the left of this section.

Paying the Fare on the Bus

When traveling on the Persons with Disabilities Shared Ride Program, the fare for each trip is due at the time of boarding. Please have the exact fare available for the bus driver, as they do not make change. Do not provide the bus driver the fare for all the trips you plan on taking for the day, as you may have another driver and bus for your return trip.


How to Enroll

To enroll in the Persons with Disabilities Shared Ride Program, you may phone our office at P: (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
Persons with Disabilities Program Enrollment
PO Box 339
Scotrun, PA 18355

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 P: 570-839-6282 x434 to request an application or download your application below.

Persons with Disabilities Application

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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 P: (570) 839-8210 x 1 to schedule your ride. Reservations are taken no less 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.

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Medical Assistance Transportation Program

About the MATP Program

MATP - Medical Assistance Transportation Program is a transportation service funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Consumers with Medical Assistance are eligible to receive transportation to medical appointments and services covered by Medical Assistance.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for transportation services under MATP, you must be enrolled in one of the following plans:

Access
Amerihealth Northeast
Coventry
Geisinger

Services Provided

MCTA staff will work with the passenger to determine the most cost effective and appropriate transportation option for the individual. These services include:

Fixed Route ServiceAvailable Monday through Saturday, but some routes have limited service. Please check our Fixed Route part of the website for more information.
Mileage ReimbursementAvailable to consumers who have access to a car. MCTA will reimburse the customer $.12 per mile for each eligible trip. Click here to download form.
Shared Ride ServiceAvailable to qualified individuals who live 3/4 mile or more away from the fixed route. It also provides service to regions out of county and beyond.

How to Enroll

All riders must be registered in advance. You may phone our office at P: (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 with clear photo copy(s) of your Medical Assistance Card(s) to:

Monroe County Transit Authority
MATP Enrollment
PO Box 339
Scotrun, PA 18355
Or Fax to (570) 839-8205

Additional family members with Medical Assistance may be included on the same application. Applications are normally process within 72 hours from the point we receive it.

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General Public Shared Ride Service

About Public Shared Ride

Shared Ride (paratransit) services are available to any registered user. Registration and use is open to the public for this Shared Ride program. However, programs are available to select populations who meet specific guidelines. These programs reduce the cost of the fare they may have to pay. For customers who do not qualify for special programs, they will be required to pay the full fare, which is based on a distance traveled basis.

If you are unable to get eligibilty for any of these programs, you will be required to pay the full fare. The table to the right breaks out the cost:

Veterans

MCTA is a long standing supporter of the veterans who have served our country. This program was developed with the veterans in mind who lacked the availability of services within our community. Veterans can now receive transportation services to VA Medical Centers in Wilkes-Barre, Allentown and Bangor. Many veterans may be eligible for subsidies to reduce their transportation costs. Contact our office at P: (570) 839-6282 x 434 for more information.

ZoneDistanceYou Pay
Zone 1 0 - 4 Miles$14.00
Zone 24.1 - 8 Miles$18.00
Zone 38.1 - 12 Miles$22.00
Zone 412.1 - 16 Miles$27.00
Zone 516.1 - 20 Miles$32.00
Zone 620.1 - 30 Miles$42.00
Zone 730+ Miles$50.00

Out of County Transportation

Locations by Day of Week
RegionMonTueWedThuFri
Monroe
Allentown
Bethlehem
Easton
Wilkes-Barre
Scranton
Palmerton
Milford
and Beyond...
Warren, NJ

Going Beyond Monroe County Borders

There are many reasons to travel to our neighboring counties. MCTA offers transportation services, between 10 AM and 2 PM, to the following counties: Pike, Wayne, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Carbon, Schuylkill, Lehigh, Northampton. Use the table to the left to know which days of the week we travel to those locations. Medical Assistance passengers are eligible for approved trips beyond the counties listed.

The cost for out of county trips is determined for Senior Lottery, PwD and General Shared Ride by the number of miles from the pickup point to the destination. Please refer to the fare charts in those sections to determine the cost.