The Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) announced new fares today, which will go into effect on February 5th, for two of their public “Chescobus” transportation routes: SCCOOT and Coatesville Link. For SCCOOT, the “zones” have been restructured, resulting in fares that will actually decrease for riders, enabling them to make both short and long trips for less than they are paying now. TMACC is also adding additional on-demand stops to the SCCOOT, which will allow residents of Kennett Square Borough to have easier access to public transportation.
The Coatesville Link bus will have a new fare that is in line with an increase coming to its neighboring route, the Krapf “A” Bus.
The creation of a new zone and fare structure for SCCOOT, as well as the addition of on-demand stops, comes not only from TMACC review but in response to rider and medical/social service provider recommendations throughout the region. SCCOOT riders will be able to travel within each of the three new zones for a $2.00 (one-way) fare, or ride the entire length for a maximum of $4.00 (one-way). “The goal of these changes,” says TMACC Executive Director Timothy Phelps, “is not only to make SCCOOT more affordable, but to make popular locations in Southern Chester County accessible to as many people as possible.”
Below is a summary of zone/fare changes and schedule additions. An extended list of fares is posted on TMACC’s website (www.tmacc.org).
Chescobus has three routes in Chester County: SCCOOT, which travels from Oxford to Kennett Square, with limited service to West Chester; Coatesville Link, which travels from Coatesville to Parkesburg; and Evening LINK, which operates evenings from Coatesville to Exton Square Mall. State funding for Chescobus is provided by PennDOT and the majority of the local match from the Chester County Commissioners as well as municipal support.
To learn more about ChescoBus visit www.chescobus.com.