From 1982 — when STS was created under the leadership of our Schuylkill County Commissioners — to now, we have never forgotten that a dependable public transit system is a vital component in the quality of life for the people in our community.

We are committed to the task of providing the very finest in public transit services to the residents of our county.

Our original fixed bus routes have expanded from five to ten. In 1982 the average bus in the system was more than fifteen years old. Today our average bus is less than five years old.

In May, 1988 we dedicated the maintenance and administrative facility pictured below. Our objective was to enhance our ability to maintain a world-class transit system that would be able to serve Schuylkill County with distinction, well into the 21st century.

STS Facility
Schuylkill Transportation System maintenance and administrative facility.

Here are a few other important milestones we touched on our journey to our system of today:

  • In 1992, we established ADA-compliant para-transit services
  • In 1995, we achieved 100 percent ADA accessibility on our fixed route buses
  • In 1998, we started a fleet wide upgrade of our para-transit vehicles
  • In 1999, we started an employment-based transport service for people transitioning from public welfare to employment
  • In 2000, a passenger-filled Miss Molly Trolley pulled from the curb on Centre Street for the first time
  • In 2001, we established the Persons with Disabilities Program
  • In 2011, Union Station opened to provide Schuylkill County Residents with transportation service located at 300 S. Centre St., Pottsville, PA.
  • In 2018, we acquired our first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles
  • In 2020, we broke ground at 300 Wade Street in St. Clair for our new 80,000 square foot administrative and maintenance facility.

Grand Opening Celebration
Mr. Mike Micko, Former Executive Director of the Schuylkill County Transportation Authority, addresses guests who attended the June 2011 dedication of Union Station.

Union Station
Union Station building from Centre Street level. In operation since June of 2011.
Groundbreaking Ceremony August 11, 2020.  (L) to (R):  US Representative Dan Meuser, R-9; St. Clair Mayor, Richard Tomko; County Commissioner Chairman Barron R. “Boots” Hetherington; State Representative  Neal P. Goodman, D-123, Mahanoy City; 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 multimodal transportation; Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr. and State Representative Jerry Knowles, R-124, Rush Township.


Many milestones. Many challenges overcome. And doubtlessly more challenges in store. Rest assured, we’ll be here to get you there for many years to come.