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.
Agencies sponsoring part or all of the costs of transportation for eligible customers are the:
Contact CCCT if you believe you qualify for these 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:
Since services are limited, it is a good idea for customers to have an acceptable alternative date or time of travel.
The Door-to-Door fare zones are:
Fares for door-to-door services depend upon whether or not a customer's trip is sponsored:
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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