STS Introduces the “Southern Loop”

On Monday, November 4th, the Schuylkill County Transportation System introduced the new “Southern Loop” fixed route.

The new route has many key stops including the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Geisinger/St. Luke’s Hospital, Tilden Ridge Complex in Hamburg, Walmart, Logan’s Steak House, Red Robin, Cabela’s and even makes a connection with Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) to travel into the Reading area.

Pictured in photo (L) Gary Martinaitis, Director of Operations, (M) John Kane, Driver and (R) Dave Bekisz, Executive Director.

Orwigsburg Fire Dept and STS CNG Vehicles

On Thursday evening, October 17th, members of the Orwigsburg Fire Department were able to learn about the Schuylkill Transportation System’s CNG buses, their safety features as well as other important aspects of their operation.

Sam Detweiler, STS Maintenance Director, drove one of the CNG buses to the fire department in Orwigsburg and was able to demonstrate to the group the various parts of equipment and safety components of a CNG vehicle.

STS will begin servicing the borough of Orwigsburg on the #80 Southern Loop which is scheduled to start running on November 4th.







STS receives Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association Excellence Award


On May 7th the Schuylkill County Transportation Authority received the “2019 Award for Excellence” in recognition regarding the implementation of their newly acquired Clean Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.  The award was presented on behalf of the Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association.  The category of submittal was:  Energy Efficiencies/Environmental Improvements.



Mr. Dave Bekisz is seen accepting the award on behalf of STS at the awards dinner held at the Schuylkill Country Club, Orwigsburg.  The award was presented by Ms. Darlene J. Robbins, President of the Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association. 



Congratulatory awards were also received from presenters:  Brian Hansbury on behalf of SEDCO; Commissioners Gary Hess, Frank Staudenmeier, George Halcovage on behalf of Schuylkill County Commissioners and Luzerne County Council; Nicole Fidler on behalf of Representative Mike Tobash, Representative Eddie Day Pashinski and Representative Tarah Tohill; Michael McCord, on behalf of Representative Neal Goodman; Mary Beth Dougherty on behalf of Senator Dave Argall and Senator John Yudichak; John Gower on behalf of Congressman Dan Meuser; Aimee Wechsler on behalf of U.S. Senator Bob Casey; Marta Gabriel on behalf of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey; Lance Miller on behalf of NEPA MAEA; and Darlene J. Robbins on behalf of NAM and PMA. 




Dave Bekisz, STS Executive Director (back row; far left) is pictured with 2019 Excellence Award recipients representing Solar Innovations; TC Transcontinental; Inter Metro Industries, Corp.;  Ash-Tec Inc.; Versum Materials; Tredegar; Mid Penn Bank; Access Services; Lehigh Valley Hospital; Penn State University-Schuylkill Campus; and Mrs. T’s Pierogies.  Congratulations to all winners!




Manufacturers and Employers Excellence Award Nomination (Click Here to read submittal)

2019 National Get on Board Day a Success at STS


Commissioners  Gary Hess and  George Halcovage enjoyed riding onboard our fixed route buses for National Get on Board day held Thursday, April 25th.  Commissioner Hess traveled onboard the #10 Shenandoah route while Commissioner Halcovage traveled onboard the #20 Minersville route.  Thank you to both Commissioners for Getting on Board with STS!




Doug Whiteash (L) of Schuylkill Haven was the winner of the 30 Day Smart Card which was raffled off at Union Station as a prize for participating in Get on Board Day.  Presenting Doug with his prize winning Smart Card is Gary Martinaitis (R), STS Director of Operations.  Congratulations Doug!






STS had a total of 1,119 rides onboard our fixed route buses!  Enjoying themselves at Union Station were (L) to (R)-Commissioner Gary Hess; Leo Riedel; Krista Riedel-Yohn (STS Operations Systems Coordinator); Eddie Yurickones (STS Road Supervisor.)

Not only was it National Get on Board day but it was also Take your Child to Work Day.  Leo enjoyed riding onboard the #20 Minersville bus as well as learning about his mom’s work day.  Thanks Leo for spending some time with us!



National Get on Board Day (April 25) -RIDE ALL FIXED ROUTE BUSES FOR FREE ALL DAY!

Join STS on Thursday, April 25 as they celebrate with the American Public Transportation Association in recognition of National “Get on Board” day.  “Get on Board” day is a new national awareness and advocacy day that is all about generating awareness of and increasing support for public transportation among riders and non-riders, elected officials, and stakeholders.

A special drawing will be held for passengers to enter for a 30 Day Smart Card when they visit Union Station on Thursday, April 25 for “Get on Board” day!

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