Pennsylvania invests over $1.5 Billion annually in public
transportation – ranking fourth in the nation in direct support for public
transportation. PennDOT oversees operating and capital investments for 36 fixed
route (scheduled local bus, light rail and commuter rail) systems, 52 community
transportation systems, passenger rail service between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia,
and 15 intercity bus routes provided by five intercity bus companies. Pennsylvania
fixed route transit systems provided over 428 million trips in FY 13-14. During that same year, Amtrak passenger rail
service provided over 1.3 million trips on the Keystone Corridor between
Harrisburg and Philadelphia and over 225,000 trips on the Pennsylvanian which
provides rail service between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In addition, Lottery funds allowed senior
citizens to take over 3.9 million trips on community transportation curb to
curb service at reduced fares. Persons with disabilities also used community transportation
curb to curb service at reduced fares and took over 350,000 trips.
The breadth of public transportation, the
availability of multiple public transportation options and programs which make
service accessible and affordable help to make Pennsylvania a good choice for
residents and businesses and contribute to economic development.
Pennsylvania Vanpool Incentive Program (PVIP)
The Pennsylvania Vanpool Incentive Program (PVIP) is a grant program that will provide an economic incentive to create new vanpools by subsidizing vanpool user fees for a three year period.
Pennsylvania Vanpool Incentive Program PowerPoint (PWPT)
Pennsylvania Vanpool Incentive Program DRAFT Guidelines (PDF)