Travel Training

The Travel Training Program is a FREE service for those who want to learn how to travel independently using the fixed-route (the e) or paratransit service (LIFT). We offer training to both groups and individuals. For the fixed-route service (the e), learn:

  • How to read route maps/schedules
  • Different bus fare options
  • How to transfer
  • EMTA’s transit tracking options

For the paratransit service (LIFT), learn about the different policies, procedures, and how to make your advance pick-up reservation. Get on board with EMTA and schedule your Travel Training today by calling 814-459-8922!

Monthly Travel Training Classes are available.

Class sizes are limited. You must call to reserve your spot in order to attend.

Travel Training Class Info

Bike on a Bus Program

Bike on the Bus Program makes it easy for you to transport your bicycle while riding the “e“. Bike racks are available throughout the year. You are responsible for loading and unloading your bike. Riders use the racks at their own risks. An adult must assist children younger than age 12 with loading and unloading their bikes.

Senior Citizen Program

EMTA recommends that all seniors interested in riding the “e” for free sign up for the Free Senior Identification card. By showing this card you may ride any EMTA bus for free. An application can be mailed to you or you can fill one out at the EMTA offices. Applications are processed and passes are issued at the Intermodal Transportation Center located at 208 E Bayfront Pkwy during business hours. Proof of age is required to receive the ID card. This program is paid for through the Pennsylvania Lottery. The following are the acceptable proof of age documents required in order to receive the free senior ride pass:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Armed Forces Discharge or Separation Papers
  • Passport or Naturalization Papers
  • PACE card
  • Statement of Age Verification (issued by Soc. Sec. Office)
  • Baptismal certificate
  • PennDot non-drivers license
  • Veteran’s Universal Access Card
  • Resident Alien Card

For an application click here.

Customers with Disabilities

Customers with a disability qualify for the Reduced Fare Program. To qualify, you must complete the Reduced Fare Application. Click here for an application. In order to prove a disability, you must show a valid Medicare card when applying in person at the EMTA offices or have a qualifying agency complete Part B of the Reduced Fare Program application. Once eligible, Customers will receive a ‘Reduced Fare’ pass. This must be presented to the EMTA Operator to receive the reduced rates of 80¢ for a one-way fare and 25¢ for a transfer. For more information please call EMTA Customer Service at 814-452-3515.

Reduced Fare cards cannot be used during peak hours of 7:30-8:30AM or 4:30-5:30PM.

EMTA offers the following assistance for our customers with mobility limitations.

  • EMTA will transport all wheelchairs regardless of size or weight as long as the ramp/lift and the vehicle can physically accommodate them.
  • EMTA will transport customers who use respirators, concentrators, or portable oxygen.
  • EMTA will permit guide dogs or other service animals to accompany a customer on their bus.
  • Our buses are equipped with a kneeling feature for easier access. If you want the bus to kneel, please ask the operator.
  • Our buses are equipped with wheelchair ramps. The driver can assist you in boarding or leaving the bus. If you want the ramp deployed, please ask the operator.
  • Our bus operators will request that customers sitting in priority seating or in a flip-up seat over the securement area vacate these seats when a person with a disability needs to use them.
  • Our bus operators will allow time for persons with disabilities to board/disembark a vehicle and can assist customers in doing so
  • EMTA will provide materials in large print, braille and/or audio

For an application click here.

For Paratransit (LIFT) service information, please visit the LIFT page.