River Valley Transit to begin service Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN — Daily fixed-route bus service between Williamsport and Lock Haven will begin at 5:45 a.m. Feb. 20, according to officials with River Valley Transit.

The buses will operate six days a week, with rides on the new Clinton County bus routes free for the remainder of February during introduction of the service.

“After years of planning at the state and local levels, River Valley Transit has successfully worked to add this important new service and marks the first time buses will travel daily between the two cities,” said William E. Nichols, Jr., transit service general manager.

Partners include the Clinton County Housing Authority, city, state Department of Transportation, Lock Haven University and others, he said.

The Monday through Saturday Clinton County Express and Clinton County Connector routes are expected to accommodate work trips in the morning, afternoon and early evening, as well as shopping, medical and other trips during the mid-day for bus patrons, Nichols said.

Stops include: Lock Haven University campus, Ross Library, Clinton County Community Center, First Quality, Lock Haven Hospital, U.S. post office, Weis, Lock Haven Gardens, Walmart, County Piper building UPMC/Bald Eagle Court and others. Every block along the route in the city will be covered, Nichols said.

Route schedules and maps are available on-line at www.rideRVT.com, on the MyStopMyRide smart phone application and in the printed Clinton County Ride Guide. Guides will be available in various locations beginning toward the end of this week.

The service continues its mission to provide public transportation throughout the region.

It offers a variety of bus passes including “EZ Fares” that are available at the Trade & Transit Centre II customer service office, 144 W. Third St., on board each River Valley Transit bus and will also soon become available in locations within Lock Haven.

For more information visit www.rideRVT.com or call 570-326-2500.