LCTA night buses start Sept. 24; see schedule here

By Roger DuPuis - [email protected]
Luzerne County Transportation Authority officials on Thursday unveiled their two new Compressed Natural Gas buses, along with plans for new night bus service, which starts on Sept. 24. - Roger DuPuis | Times Leader

KINGSTON — Night owls, your bus is finally in sight.

After more than two decades, public transit service will return to the region starting Sept. 24, Luzerne County Transportation Authority announced Thursday.

Better still, rides on the five new night routes will be free for the first 30 days of service, LCTA Executive Director Norm Gavlick said.

You can download a copy of the new schedule here.

The move comes as LCTA and other agencies are working to provide transportation options for late-shift workers at the region’s growing industrial parks and other round-the-clock employers.

LCTA’s five new night routes will bring passengers to and from the Hanover industrial Park, CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park, as well as Mohegan Sun Pocono casino.

The routes are:

#51 Kingston-Pittston: Kingston/ Wyoming Ave through West Pittston & crossing to Pittston

#52 Mall-Casino-CenterPoint-Pittston: Also serving King’s & General Hosp. & connect with #51

#53 Westside LCCC: Kingston/Route 11 to Nanticoke LCCC & Connects with #54

#54 Ashley-Hanover Ind.-LCCC: W-B to Hanover IP & LCCC (return on San Souci) & Connects with #53

#55 Georgetown& Blackman Street Loop: Serving Wegmans, Kohl’s & WB K-Mart.

LCTA officials made the announcement Thursday as they debuted two new Compressed Natural Gas buses, the authority’s first new vehicles in six years.

Read more about the new routes and new buses in Friday’s Times Leader.

Luzerne County Transportation Authority officials on Thursday unveiled their two new Compressed Natural Gas buses, along with plans for new night bus service, which starts on Sept. 24.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_bus.jpegLuzerne County Transportation Authority officials on Thursday unveiled their two new Compressed Natural Gas buses, along with plans for new night bus service, which starts on Sept. 24. Roger DuPuis | Times Leader

By Roger DuPuis

[email protected]