STS Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for a newly constructed 80,000 square foot facility which will be located at 300 Wade Road in St. Clair  took place on August 11, 2020 .

The  new administrative and maintenance facility will provide indoor-covered storage, modern maintenance bays and equipment along with much more needed administration space.  It will also provide  Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling for the STS system which will replace the current outdated and undersized facility in the St. Clair Industrial Park.  The project is funded by federal, state and local financing.

“SCTA’s objective is to enhance their ability to maintain a world-class transit system that would be able to service Schuylkill County with distinction and continue to sustain services that are safe, dependable and cost-effective,” said Mr. Dave Bekisz, Executive Director of STS.

STS Ceremonial Hardhats and Shovels all ready for groundbreaking.
Dave Bekisz, STS Executive Director addresses the gathering at the ceremony.
Tom Yashinsky, STS Chairman of the Board delivers his speech.
Bob Carl, President and CEO of the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce as Master of Ceremony (MC).
Jennie A. Granger, PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation.
United States Representative Dan Meuser
Actual Groundbreaking Event for the Schuylkill Transportation System. (L) to (R): US Rep. Dan Meuser, R-9; Saint Clair Mayor Richard Tomko; County Commissioner Chairman, Barron R. “Boots” Hetherington; State Representative Neal P. Goodman, D-123 (Mahanoy City); County Commissioner Gary J. Hess; Tom Yashinsky, Chairman of the Board of Directors at STS; Dave Bekisz, Executive Director at STS; Jennie A Granger, PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Multi-modal transportation; Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr.; State Representative Jerry Knowles R-124 (Rush Township)