New 31-Day Pass in use; Blue Passes with Orange Writing Still Good

Pictured below is the new 31-day pass. The blue passes with orange writing will still be accepted as long as they are in circulation; some COLTS fare outlets still have a stock of them to sell.
Adult 31 Day Pass WHITE

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Marywood ID’s no longer accepted as of March 1; Yellow Card must be obtained from Marywood University to ride free

Beginning tomorrow — Friday, March 1 — COLTS will only honor the yellow card (pictured below) for Marywood students, faculty, and staff, as per Marywood officials. The college ID will no longer be accepted by COLTS drivers on any routes for Marywood students, faculty, or staff to ride free. The yellow card can be obtained at the Student ID office in Marywood’s Madonna Hall.

Marywood Card cropped

For Informational Purposes Only: COLTS Updated Snow Routes

COLTS is NOT on Snow Routes today (Feb. 21, 2019), but we have an updated route for #29 and #31. Below are ALL Snow Routes.
UPDATED 2/21/19 – Snow Routes
Any route put on snow route will stay on it for the entire day
# 12 Jessup: North Washington Ave. to Green Ridge St, to Blakely St. to regular route to the bottom of Church St. in Jessup
# 14 Drinker / Chestnut: N. Washington Ave. to Green Ridge St. to left on Blakely St. right on Drinker St. on to regular route (no service on Chestnut or Mill Streets)
# 18 Petersburg: Regular route to Prescott Ave. and Mulberry St. (at Turkey Hill) and turn around
# 21 East Mountain / Oakmont: Regular route to Moosic St. to right on Meadow Ave.; turn around in Dollar Tree parking lot
# 25 Valley View / Hilltop: Use regular route to South Webster Ave and Brook St., then right on Brook St. to left on Prospect Ave., to left on Cherry St. to South Webster Ave.; no service to Valley View Terrace or Hilltop Manor
# 28 Pittston: No Rocky Glen Road; no Williams St.; stay at Pittston Plaza
#29 Stauffer Industrial Park: Use regular route to Cabrini Ave. to 10th to Washburn to Main Ave.
#31 Old Forge: Use regular route to Cabrini Ave. to 10th to Washburn to Main; No Bridge Street; bus turns left on Lonesome Road and then turns around in parking lot near diner
# 36 Lafayette: Regular route to left on Garfield Ave. to right on Price St. to left on VanBuren Ave. to regular route.
* Inbound will use VanBuren Ave., go right on Price St., left on Rebecca St. to right on Lafayette to regular route
# 38 Oram: Regular route to Mount Pleasant Drive, then use Lackawanna Ave. to Main Ave. to regular route
# 41 High Works: Regular route to Main Ave. to Oak St. to Keyser Ave. to Keyser Oak Plaza; no service on Dickson Ave.; no service on Ferdinand or Theodore Streets; no service to Allied Services or Delaware Towers
# 43 Viewmont/ Bangor: Regular route to Bangor Heights, then straight on Kelly St. to left on Kennedy St., to left on Edith Ave. to left on Mary St. to right on Kelly St., and back to regular route
#48 Dalton/Waverly/Clarks Summit: From the post office in downtown Dalton, the bus will make a right on South Turnpike Road and merge right back onto Route 6 & 11. There is no service to Waverly.
#53 Marywood/U of S: Use Adams Ave. to regular route outbound; Use North Washington Ave. inbound
# 99 Minooka / Montage: Regular route to EDM Americas ONLY

Major Changes to Evening City Circle Routes; Both Will Run Monday through Saturday

In an effort to reach more customers, major route changes are coming to the Evening City Circle routes effective Monday, Feb. 18. The shuttles will now run Monday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the exception of the ECC North Saturday, which will start at 6 p.m. The shuttles previously ran Monday through Friday.

Additionally, the #73 Saturday Night Special route will be discontinued, with its last run on Saturday, Feb. 16. However, the City Circle shuttles will service the locations previously served by the #73 Saturday Night Special as well as new locations; Marywood University and Green Ridge Plaza will now have service on Saturday nights. Please note that the ECC North will start at 6 p.m. (not 7 p.m.) on Saturdays only.

The changes to the ECC routes expand service to areas such as:
♦ Stauffer Industrial Park
♦ Luzerne Street Shopping Center
♦ Green Ridge Plaza / Giant Market
♦ businesses on Wheeler Ave. and Meadow Ave.

COLTS did not take service away from popular locations that have been served on the Evening City Circle routes, such as: the three hospitals in Scranton, The University of Scranton, Marywood University, Taylor and Dickson City Wal-Mart stores, South Side Shopping Center, Keyser Oak Shopping Center, Viewmont Mall, Commerce Boulevard, Cinemark, and The Shoppes at Montage.

You can find the new schedules online at coltsbus.com. Paper copies will be available next week.

UPDATED List of Snow Routes – Please Read in Advance of Upcoming Winter Weather

UPDATED 1/18/19 – Snow Routes – COLTS no longer has “several options” for some routes depending on the severity of the storm. Each route has ONE option for a snow route to make it easier on our customers.
Any route put on snow route will stay on it for the entire day

# 12 Jessup: North Washington Ave. to Green Ridge St, to Blakely St. to regular route to the bottom of Church St. in Jessup

 # 14 Drinker / Chestnut: N. Washington Ave. to Green Ridge St. to left on Blakely St. right on Drinker St. on to regular route (no service on Chestnut or Mill Streets)

# 18 Petersburg: Regular route to Prescott Ave. and Mulberry St. (at Turkey Hill) and turn around

# 21 East Mountain / Oakmont: Regular route to Moosic St. to right on Meadow Ave.; turn around in Dollar Tree parking lot

# 25 Valley View / Hilltop: Use regular route to South Webster Ave and Brook St., then right on Brook St. to left on Prospect Ave., to left on Cherry St. to South Webster Ave.; no service to Valley View Terrace or Hilltop Manor

# 28 Pittston: No Rocky Glen Road; no Williams St.; stay at Pittston Plaza

#31 Old Forge: No Bridge Street; bus turns left on Lonesome Road and then turns around in parking lot near diner

# 36 Lafayette: Regular route to left on Garfield Ave. to right on Price St. to left on VanBuren Ave. to regular route.
* Inbound will use VanBuren Ave., go right on Price St., left on Rebecca St. to right on Lafayette to regular route

# 38 Oram: Regular route to Mount Pleasant Drive, then use Lackawanna Ave. to Main Ave. to regular route

# 41 High Works: Regular route to Main Ave. to Oak St. to Keyser Ave. to Keyser Oak Plaza; no service on Dickson Ave.; no service on Ferdinand or Theodore Streets; no service to Allied Services or Delaware Towers

# 43 Viewmont/ Bangor: Regular route to Bangor Heights, then straight on Kelly St. to left on Kennedy St., to left on Edith Ave. to left on Mary St. to right on Kelly St., and back to regular route

#48 Dalton/Waverly/Clarks Summit: From the post office in downtown Dalton, the bus will make a right on South Turnpike Road and merge right back onto Route 6 & 11. There is no service to Waverly.

#53 Marywood/U of S: Use Adams Ave. to regular route outbound; Use North Washington Ave. inbound

# 99 Minooka / Montage: Regular route to EDM Americas ONLY

Board Meetings Set for 2019

The COLTS Board of Directors has adopted its meeting schedule for 2019. The Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Lackawanna Transit Center.

2019 Board Meetings:
January 15
February 19
March 19
April 16
May 22 (WEDNESDAY)
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17

First meeting of 2020:
Jan. 21, 2020