S.T.S. Receives Excellence Awards For Expansion!!

NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association (MAEA) held their Annual Excellence Awards Dinner on May 2, 2023. The event was held at Mountain Valley, Barnesville, PA.
MAEA provided each company with a plaque for their accomplishments during 2022. In addition, the companies were provided awards and recognition from Federal and State Legislators, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers and Schuylkill County Commissioners. S.T.S. representatives Krista Riedel and Larry Padora were in attendance and received the awards on behalf of everyone at S.T.S.

Other recipients of the Manufacturers Excellence Awards: Mrs. T’s Pierogies – Community Involvement, Bear Ridge Machine & Fabrication Inc. – Process Improvement, Keystone Potato Products & Sterman Masser Inc.—Product Innovation, Clearly Clean Products LLC – Expansion and PFNonwovens LLC – Expansion. Recipients of the Employers Excellence Awards: Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill – Community Involvement, Romark Logistics —Expansion, and St. Luke’s Occupational Medicine—EHS—Environmental, Health & Safety. Recipient of the 9th Annual Commitment Award: MI Windows & Doors. Congratulations to all NEPA MAEA Excellence Awards winners!

S.T.S. Honors Mechanic Paul Kalce

Paul Kalce accepts his plaque for 20 years of dedicated service as a Mechanic with S.T.S.
Pictured L to R: Sam Detweiler (Director of Maintenance), Paul Kalce, & Pat Sonoski (First Shift Foreman).

2021 Shared Ride Rider Survey

Schuylkill Transportation System (STS) surveyed the riders of their shared ride service over the period August 5, 2021 to September 18, 2021. The survey included a total of 16 questions. One question was a multipart question which asked respondents to rate their overall satisfaction with STS’s service and to rate the organization according to 17 measures of performance. At the end of the survey, riders were also invited to provide open-ended feedback about the service. To shorten the survey and supplement the survey data, respondent gender, age, zip code, and recent travel characteristics were extracted from STS’s Ecolane database.

For the purposes of analysis, the questions were divided into three categories: rider satisfaction, service usage and awareness and rider characteristics. In cases where a question could fit into more than one category, it was included in the category deemed to be the best fit.

A summary of the survey results is provided here.

View the Report

Click here to download the 2021 Shared Ride Rider Survey Report »

Bus Driver Bob Hirsch retires after 26 years of dedicated service To S.T.S.

On September 8, 2022 Bob was honored with a plaque presented by the Board of Directors of the Schuylkill County Transportation Authority for his 26 years of dedicated service.
Pictured: Eddie Yurickones, Road Supervisor
Bob Hirsch, Bus Driver (center)
Michele Eckert, Operations and Safety Supervisor

Congratulations To Our New Executive Director; Gary Martinaitis!

STS is excited to announce the Schuylkill County Transportation Authority Board of Directors have decided to promote Mr. Gary Martinaitis as our new Executive Director! His first day in his new position will be August 1, 2022. Gary will be transitioning into his new position working with our current Executive Director David Bekisz until his retirement in September.
In his 17 plus years of service, Gary has accomplished great things at STS. He started his STS career as a Dispatcher/Money Counter. He later joined the STS Operations & Safety department as the Operations Service Coordinator. In 2013 he was promoted to the position of Operations and Safety Supervisor. And, in 2014 he was promoted to Director of Operations and Safety. Now, Gary will be bringing his expertise to our Executive Director’s position. In this position he is responsible for the comprehensive daily management of our entire public transit and shared ride systems; his duties are performed under the direction of the Board of Directors with direct reporting to the Chairman of the Schuylkill County Transportation Authority Board.

We hope you all will join us in congratulating and wishing Gary the best of luck and welcoming him to his new role!

Group Trips Now Available!

Must Be Registered with S.T.S.
Call Union Station for Details: (570) 429-2701