Monroe County Transit Authority (MCTA) - Shared Ride for Seniors

Monroe County Transit Authority (MCTA) - Shared Ride for Seniors

General Information
Description of ServiceShared Ride for Seniors serves many seniors, aged 65 and over, throughout Monroe County who live in outerlying areas where public transit is not accessible.

Shared Ride programs can be used for trips to doctors appointments, grocery store, and any other day-to-day errands. Shared Ride is only available by reservation. You must call the Shared Ride dispatch by 12 Noon the day before your trip to schedule a ride. Senior rides must start Monday-Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

For Seniors Only, the PA State Lottery Program pays for 85% of the shared ride fare. In Monroe County, the Area Agency on Aging works with Seniors to help pay some of the remaining 15% cost. The amount of co-pay you will be required to pay can vary based on the current year budget allocations in our community, but never more than 15% of the total fare. Call MCTA for more information on fare rates. (Certain trips such as Kidney Dialysis may be available Monday through Friday).

MCTA now offers a new North and South Loop service so all riders can go beyond Monroe County.

The North Loop service operates North of Interstate 80 on Tuesday and Thursday to the Scranton & Wilkes-Barre area.

The South Loop service operates South of Interstate 80 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to the Allentown, Bethlehem, and Wind Gap area.

Shared Rides are not available on the following holidays:
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
TerritoryMonroe County
Facility/ADA AccessMCTA shared ride vehicles are wheelchair accessible.
Intake ProcedureSeniors must provide a birth certificate and fill out an application with MCTA. Application will take 72 hours to process.
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsSeniors age 65 years and over.
EligibilitySeniors age 65 and over. Any Shared Ride Program requires pre-enrollment (restricitions may apply).
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesSeniors pay 15% of Shared Ride Fare
Hours of Operation Service Hours Vary - Call for Details
Contact Information
Contact's Name Sharon Onuskonych
Contact's Phone 570-839-6282 ext. 434
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 134 MCTA Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Swiftwater, Pennsylvania 18370
Mailing Address 1 P.O. Box 339
Mailing City, State, Zip Scotrun, Pennsylvania 18355
Other Phone 1-888-955-MCTA (6282)
Fax 570-839-8205
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Monroe County Transit Authority (MCTA)
Affiliated Program: Monroe County Transit Authority (MCTA) - Shared Ride for Seniors
This Service: Monroe County Transit Authority (MCTA) - Shared Ride for Seniors
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: General Paratransit/Community Ride Programs (BT-4500.6500-280)