The Shared Ride Van Program is designed to offer more specialized accessible van transportation to Schuylkill County residents who are primarily senior citizens aged 65 and over.

All individuals must be registered with STS before receiving transportation services. For registration information please contact us, call the office of Senior Services at (570) 622-3103 or complete an application and return with copy of one proof of age (as requested on application) to Schuylkill Transportation System, P.O. Box 67, St. Clair, PA 17970.

The Pennsylvania lottery program subsidizes 85% of the cost for this program for passengers 65 years of age and older.

Registered senior citizens who qualify under Schuylkill County’s Office of Senior Services can travel to the following Destination for a discounted fare of $1.00 each way.

Healthcare Related

  • Doctors Office Appointments
  • Physical Therapy Appointments
  • Local Pharmacies
  • Outpatient Hospital Appointments
  • One Day Surgical Appointments

Social Service Agencies or Government Offices

  • Office of Senior Services
  • Schuylkill County Courthouse
  • Department of Public Assistance
  • Local Post Offices
  • Local Bank

Local Grocery Shopping

Daily local grocery shopping trips are established in the county. Grocery stores must be in close locality from your pick up address.

Senior Resource Centers

Daily, routine trips are set up to take seniors to the local centers. Contact STS for details and times.

Adult Day Care Centers

  • UCP Adult Day Care, Pottsville
  • Tamaqua Adult Day Care, Tamaqua
  • Golden Years Day Care, Shenandoah

Additional Destinations / Fares

Additional Pennsylvania lottery subsidized Shared Ride van trips are available for any senior citizen to the following destinations.  Fares are dependent on variables such as purpose and distance traveled.  Call our customer service department for details.

Private Senior Citizen Centers: Weekly/Monthly Meetings; Parties/Special Occasions; Socializing

Visiting Relatives and Friends: At Home; At Hospitals; At Nursing Homes

Shopping Trips: Schuylkill County Malls; Downtown Areas; Farmer’s Markets

Volunteer Programs: At Hospitals; At Nursing Homes; Charity Events; Schools

Other Destinations: Work; Hairdresser/Barber Shops; Church Services (during the week only); Restaurants

Group Trips: Per grant guidelines, STS provides group trip transportation for senior citizens and persons with disabilities to destinations within Schuylkill County and limited out-of-county services to destinations within a 50-mile radius of the county borders. Destination choices are unlimited and some of Pennsylvania’s most visited attractions are within the service area of STS. Shopping outlets, malls, recreational facilities and quality dining facilities are just a few of the locations available to you. Service is available Monday through Friday with limited weekend service. Fares are dependent on distance traveled. For more information and to join all the fun on a group trip contact STS.