Many feel a regional transportation system for serving people across five counties is a good idea, but such a plan has not yet been implemented.
Lycoming County Transportation Director Mark Murawski said he's hopeful the plan will move forward, but there exists a financial stumbling block.
A study indicated that many people are looking for a more consolidated public transit network that works across county lines.
Murawski said during Monday's Williamsport Area Transportation Study Transit Advisory Committee meeting said that a regional transportation system likely would run in the red.
The North Central Pennsylvania Transit Summit Task Force in November unveiled an assessment of public transportation needs in Lycoming, Montour, Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Columbia counties.
Murawski said the group is meeting monthly to further consider plans.
Too often public transit systems are run as single county operations, he said.
He noted that the state Department of Transportation has offered to perform a free study to further evaluate how the service can be delivered.
"We are at a crossroads," he said.
In other matters, the committee recommended a request from STEP for state funding to expand rider service to workers in need of the agency's transit services to places of employment.
STEP presently provides rides to those in need of such services between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The agency is hoping to expand the program to allow riders to be at work before 6 a.m.
The committee also recommended for approval a request to fund a program that offers automobile loans to people to access employment.
The Ways to Work program, explained its assistant coordinator Michele Evans, is available to low-income, working parents with poor or no credit to access reliable transportation.
Public transportation, she noted, cannot meet the needs of many people who work weekends or second and third job shifts.