Pennsylvania invests more than $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 34 fixed route (scheduled local bus, light rail and commuter rail) systems, 44 community transportation systems, passenger rail service between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and 13 intercity bus routes provided by four intercity bus companies. Pennsylvania fixed route transit systems provided 397 million trips in FY 17-18. During that same year, Amtrak passenger rail service provided more than 1.4 million trips on the Keystone Corridor between Harrisburg and Philadelphia and more than 215,000 trips on the Pennsylvanian which provides rail service between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In addition, Lottery funds allowed senior citizens to take more than 3.4 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 more than 396,000 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.