Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association (PPTA) is a state-wide, non-profit, professional trade association, which provides leadership, resources, support and technical assistance. PPTA, on behalf of public transportation providers, is a unified voice serving to advocate and strengthen the role of public transportation in improving the quality of life for all Pennsylvania citizens.
Since there is far more demand for transportation projects than there is money, working to manage traffic demand must be part of our overall transportation strategy. We created Commuter Services of Pennsylvania to provide free services to encourage commuting options, other than driving alone.
Commuter Services works with employers and commuters on a range of alternatives, offers a free emergency ride home program and provides online ride matching.
This joint effort for Lebanon, Dauphin, Lancaster, Berks, York, Cumberland, Franklin, Adams and Perry counties is supported by chambers, metropolitan planning organizations and transit providers, including COLT. The free services are underwritten primarily through federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) dollars.
There are more than one million commuters in the nine-county Commuter Services region. When we reduce single occupancy vehicles during rush hours, we can remove a miles of traffic and tons of vehicle emissions from our roadways. We all have a stake in ensuring that kind of success.
You can reach program director,Matt Boyer, and the staff of Commuter Services at 1-866-579-RIDE or by visiting www.PaCommuterServices.org.