2017 Fixed Route Rider Survey: Final Report

Schuylkill Transportation System surveyed the riders of their fixed route bus service over the period July 5, 2017 to July 11, 2017. The survey was based on a standard survey developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and consists of 15 questions which address customer satisfaction, rider characteristics and patterns in service usage.


The Schuylkill Transportation System and CACL Financial, located in Pottsville, showcase one of their three full size bus wraps.  Both STS and CACL Financial are very excited to enter into this new advertising effort.  The STS full size bus wrap is the first of it’s kind since the inception of STS transportation services in 1981.  


Photo (L) to (R): Jason Kostura, CACL Financial, Chief Executive Officer; Samantha Cuff, CACL Financial, Chief Finance Officer; Dave Bekisz, STS Executive Director; Francesco Mercuri, CACL Financial, Chief Operating Officer; Ed Barket, Chairman of STS Board of Directors




Jason Kostura, CACL Financial, Chief Executive Officer and Dave Bekisz, STS Executive Director onboard STS vehicle #6161.







STS Recognizes Ed Darker for Twenty Years of Service

The Schuylkill Transportation System would like to extend congratulations to Ed Darker for his twenty years of dedicated service.  Ed holds the position of Maintenance Mechanic Foreman at STS.  Congratulations Ed!

Presenting Ed with his plaque is Dave Bekisz, STS Executive Director while Sam Detweiler, Equipment and Maintenance Manager looks on.
Presenting Ed with his plaque is Dave Bekisz, STS Executive Director while Sam Detweiler, Equipment and Maintenance Manager stands by.

SCTA Receives Award From Software Company

Schuylkill County Transportation Authority received an award from Ecolane Software Company for adopting their “best practices” from top down.

Quote from Jason Ellis, Vice President of Professional Services: “An agency is a true reflection of its staff and we love what we “see” in Schuylkill.”

Ecolane Award

Pictured from Left to Right:  Matt Taylor, Ecolane Senior Technical Trainer; Shawn Schoffstall, SCTA Scheduler; Jason Ellis, Ecolane Vice President of Professional Services; Doug Spears, Vice President of Product Development

Pat Sonoski Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Pat SonoskiCongratulations to Pat Sonoski, STS first shift foreman!  Pat celebrated his 25th year at the Schuylkill Transportation System on Friday, October 9, 2015.

Thank you Pat for your service and dedication in keeping the STS fleet of vehicles up and running.  From your staff and co-workers at STS!

STS Employees Receive PPTA Awards

Congratulations to 2015 Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association (PPTA) award recipients Mr. Johnny Bowman and Ms. Deb Doran.  Both received awards for  PPTA Professional Supervisor and are Transit SCORE Graduates.

John and Deb