A department of Barnes-Kasson Hospital, in cooperation with the
Susquehanna County Commissioners, offers transportation for all
county residents. Susquehanna County Transportation is administered
by Barnes-Kasson Hospital and has been in operation for almost 20
years. The fleet consists of 13 vehicles ranging from a six
passenger minivan to a 20 passenger bus. Eleven of our vehicles are
W/C (wheelchair) accessible providing transportation for the
physically challenged. We do an average of 100 trips a day and are
operational 5 days a week. Susquehanna County Transportation
provides freedom and the ability to travel for older residents
through the Shared-Ride Program.
The Shared-Ride Program for Seniors includes: medical appointments,
social services, shopping, banking, and transportation to six Senior
Centers throughout Susquehanna County.
Transportation is provided outside of Susquehanna County if the
client is scheduled to see a medical specialist that is not
available in Susquehanna county. Service area includes Scranton,
Sayre, Tunkhannock and Binghamton hospitals.
Clients are asked to call our office prior to scheduling their
doctor's appointment so we can let them know what days that we
provide service to the various areas. All requests for service must
be called into the office at least one working day prior to service
for our regularly scheduled runs. Trips that we determine need to be
scheduled with a volunteer we need to know about as soon as
possible. These trips take extra time to schedule and depend upon
availability of a volunteer. All transportation requests will be
coordinated with our regular schedule whenever possible. Volunteers
will only be utilized when coordination with the bus is not
possible. The development of the volunteer component is unique in
it's approach, helping us meet rural demands as efficiently as
possible while providing volunteers financial reimbursement for
Clients sometimes find the Shared-Ride concept difficult to
understand. What it means is that a passenger must be willing to
SHARE the ride with other passengers. We setup our runs to various
locations so that as many people going to a similar destination all
ride together. All the passengers arrive in time for the first
appointment and the bus picks everyone up when they have all
finished their appointments. Every effort is given to co-ordinate
medical appointment times. That is why we ask the clients to call
our office first so they can co-ordinate appointments to coincide
with a time that the bus can take them.
We are waiting the State's approval of their new draft regulations
that will allow us to take residents into New York state for
Susquehanna County Transportation is constantly expanding and
adjusting it's services to meet the many changing needs of the
residents of our county. If you know someone that needs a ride to
the above destinations and meets the requirements please have them
call Barnes-Kasson/Susquehanna County Transportation at 570-853-4510
or 1-800-323-2051 and we will gladly assist them with their
Transportation Services for Montrose
and Surrounding Areas
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - Arrives in Montrose
9:00 AM from Susquehanna, Hallstead, Gibson, Thompson, New Milford,
Heart Lake, and other areas.
Tuesday - Services include Montrose, Laurel Lake, Forest Lake, Rush,
Springville, Ruanklin Forks, Lt. Meadows, and other surrounding
areas, arriving in Montrose at 11:00 AM. Leave Montrose at 12:30 PM.
Wednesday - Bus #1 - Services include Montrose, Forest Lake, Rush,
Springville, S. Montrose, Dimock, Lynn, Elk Lake and other
surrounding areas, arriving in Montrose at 11:00 AM. Leave Montrose
at 12:30. Bus #2 - Services include in town bus for all Montrose
residents plus close surrounding areas. Available from 8:00 AM to
Thursday - Services include Hop Bottom, Kingsley, Brooklyn, Watrous
Corners, S. Montrose, Alford, Lynn, Springville, Dimock, Fairdale,
Elk Lake and other surrounding areas, arriving in Montrose at 11:00
AM. Leave Montrose at 12:30 PM.
Senior Citizen Transportation
Senior Citizens 65 years and older may have 85% of their fares paid
for by the PA Department of Transportation, Shared Ride Program
(lottery-funded). The remaining 15% of the fare may be paid for by
the client or the Susquehanna County Aging Services. Susquehanna
County Aging Services requires a co-payment paid by the client, of
no more than 50 cents each way.
Susquehanna County Aging Services
Residents of Susquehanna County 60 to 64 years of age may apply for
transportation under this funding. Susquehanna County Aging Services
require a co-payment, paid by the client, of no more than 50 cents
Medical Assistance Transportation Program
Persons receiving Medical Assistance may qualify for free
transportation for Medical purposes only. Residents using this
funding must not have any other means of transportation available.
This funding is paid for by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Department of Public Welfare.
Human Services Development Funds
Residents of Susquehanna county may ride for medical appointments
when sponsored by this program. This funding is administered by the
rehab center. There is no age limit for this funding, and
eligibility is determined by income and need.
Questions or comments, phone: 1-800-323-2051(ask for transportation)
Office Hours: M - F 8:00AM - 4:00 PM