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 Public Transport

LANTA, under a contractual agreement with the County of Carbon, offers public transportation within Carbon and to several points outside of the county including the regional Mall area in Whitehall, Lehigh County. This service is sponsored by Carbon County in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's State Lottery Program, Rural Transportation Division and the Federal Transit Administration.

WHAT IS CCCT?

Carbon County Community Transit (CCCT) offers public transportation in Carbon County and to several points outside of the County. Door-to-door and "fixed route" services are offered. Carbon County has retained the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA), based in Allentown, to manage the Carbon County Community Transit System. LANTA's sub-contractor, Easton Coach, with an office in Nesquehoning, oversees day-to-day operations.

Transportation Programs

Agencies sponsoring part or all of the costs of transportation for eligible customers are the:

  • "Shared-Ride Lottery Program for Seniors" managed by PennDOT
  • Carbon Area Agency on Aging
  • PA Department of Welfare, Medical Assistance Transportation Program
  • Transportation for People With Disabilities Program (more information)

Contact CCCT if you believe you qualify for these services.

DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICES

CCCT offers van services from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Customers must apply and call in advance (up to 2 weeks) to reserve a trip. Call-in hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. For services needed the following day, customers must call by 2 p.m. the day before. The reservation number is: 570-669-6380.

Customers should know:

  • The Exact Address of their Destination
  • Desired time of arrival.
  • Time of return trip.

Since services are limited, it is a good idea for customers to have an acceptable alternative date or time of travel.

ABOUT FARES

The Door-to-Door fare zones are:

In County: Anywhere within Carbon County.
Outside of Carbon County: The K-MART in Walnutport, Tamaqua, Hazelton,
the Frackville Mall, LCCC, Allentown, Bethlehem.

Fares for door-to-door services depend upon whether or not a customer's trip is sponsored:

 

In County

Outside

 AAA Sponsored *

 3 tickets

 5 tickets

 Shared Ride

 9 tickets

 15 tickets

 Medical Assistance

 -

 -

 Co-Pay Fare

 $2.70

 $4.50

 General Public fares **

 $18.00

 $30.00

* Please note:  Area Agency on Aging (AAA) sponsorship reduces the cost per trip for seniors for medical trips only.  AAA no longer subsidizes trips for any other purpose.

** General public fares are paid in cash. Please have exact change, as drivers are not required to carry change.

Books of tickets are available from drivers for $18.00 for 60 tickets. Tickets are also available by mail. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope (60 cents postage please) to:

                    CCCT/LANTA
                    1060 Lehigh Street
                    Allentown, PA 18103.

FIXED ROUTE, CARBON COUNTY PLAZA SERVICE

CCCT operates the LYNX, a "fixed-route" service, from Monday through Friday, between Nesquehoning and the Lehigh Valley Mall in the Allentown, Lehigh County area. Trips depart Nesquehoning for the Mall at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The return trips from the Lehigh Valley Mall are at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Fares are $1.50 per one-way trip for those who board and alight within Carbon County, and $2.50 for those traveling from Carbon to the Malls in Lehigh County. Please have exact change as drivers are not required to carry change.

Seniors 65 or older, with proper ID (Medicare card or State Transit ID card) and who board at the designated stops, may ride the service free of charge except for between 7:00 & 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. If you do not have a Transit ID card call LANTA at 610-776-7433 and request an application.

For persons who are unable to get to the fixed pick-up points because of some physical or mental impairment, and who live within 3/4 miles of the bus stop, arrangements can be made in advance to provide door-to-door service. Please call 570-669-6380 between 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday, to ask about this service.

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