BARTA Transportation Center Closing for Construction September 3

The BARTA Transportation Center will close for construction starting at 4am Friday, September 3 until 4am Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

During the closure, BARTA officials say all buses will need to board customers on the streets surrounding the BTC on Cherry Street, Penn Street and 8th Street.

View the BTC Closure Rider Alert for all the details of each route and where the alternate bus stops will be located. In addition, a map of alternative bus stops for BTC Closure can be found here:

There will be a designated walkway for customers and employees to get into the BTC during the closure. Walking Path Map Customers will be able to follow the walkway to get to the Customer Service Pass Sales Window.

Customers will still be able to purchase passes and speak to the BTC staff. The Customer Service Pass Sales Window will be open during the normal hours for the sales window. The customer waiting area will be closed at the BTC so customers will not be able to wait inside at the BTC during the closure.

List of Alternate Bus Stops

Route 1 – Temple via 5th Street:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street in between 8th Street and the Railroad Tracks. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at 8th & Penn Street (Far side). The bus will then continue on Cherry Street.

Route 2 – Fairgrounds Farmers Market:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be 8th & Penn Street (Far side). Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at Penn Street @ 9th Street.

Route 3 – Temple via Kutztown Road:
Outbound: Customers must use existing bus stops along 9th Street. No alternate bus stop at the BTC. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at 8th & Penn Streets (Far side). The bus will then continue to regular route.

Route 4 – 10/11th Streets:
Outbound: Customers must use existing bus stops along 9th Street. No alternate bus stop at the BTC. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at Penn Street @ 9th Street.

Route 5 – Albright College:
Outbound: Bus will continue regular route to Penn Street. Alternate Bus Stop will be at Penn Street @ 9th Street. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at 8th & Penn Street (Far side).

Route 7 – Pennside:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at 8th & Penn Street (Far side). Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at Penn Street @ 9th Street.

Route 8 Reiffton/Shelbourne Square:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at 8th & Penn Street (Far side). The bus will then continue to Penn & 9th Street to regular route. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at Penn Street @ 9th Street.

Route 9 – Grill via Kenhorst:
Route 10 – Brookline : Route 11 – Mohnton via Shillington: Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street before crossing 8th Street in the 900 Block. Inbound: The bus will continue past the BTC on Franklin Street to 9th Street to Cherry Street. Alternate bus stop will be on Cherry Street before crossing 8th Street in the 900 Block.

Route 12 – Lincoln Park via Reading Hospital:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street in between 8th Street and the Railroad Tracks. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at Penn Street @ 9th Street.

Route 14 – Wernersville via Sinking Spring/Womelsdorf:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street in between 8th Street and the Railroad Tracks. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on 5th Street @ Penn Street Bus Stop #8 & on Penn Street before 8th Street at Lion’s Den.

Route 15 – Berkshire Mall:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street in between 8th Street and the Railroad Tracks. And on 5th Street @ Penn Street Bus Stop #5. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at 6th & Penn Street and on Penn Street before 8th Street at Lion’s Den.

Route 16 – Broadcasting Square:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street in between 8th Street and the Railroad Tracks. And on 5th Street @ Penn Street Bus Stop #5. Inbound: Alternate Bus stop will be at 8th & Penn Streets (Far side). The bus will then continue on Cherry Street.

Route 17 – Glenside:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street in between 8th Street and the Railroad Tracks. And on 5th Street @ Penn Street Bus Stop #3. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be at 5th & Penn Streets and on Penn Street before 8th Street at Lion’s Den.

Route 18 – Schuylkill Avenue:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street in between 8th Street and the Railroad Tracks. And on 5th Street @ Penn Street Bus Stop #1. Inbound: Alternate Bus stop will be at 8th & Penn Streets (Far side). The bus will then continue on Cherry Street.

Route 19 – Cotton Street:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be
at Franklin Street & Orange Street (Far-side) and 8th & Penn Street (Far-side). Inbound: Bus will travel 9th Street to Cherry Street. Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street before 8th Street in the 900 Block.

Route 19 – Riverside:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street in between 8th Street and the Railroad Tracks. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be 8th & Penn Streets (Far-side). The bus will then continue to Franklin Street.

Route 20 – Rt. 61/Hamburg/Cabela’s:
Outbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be on Cherry Street in between 8th Street and the Railroad Tracks. And on 5th & Penn Streets @ Penn Street Bus Stop #8. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be 8th & Penn Streets (Far-side). The bus will then continue to Cherry Street.

Route 22 – Lyon Station/East Penn – Deka:
Outbound: Customers must use existing bus stops along 9th Street. No alternate bus stop at the BTC. Inbound: Alternate Bus Stop will be 8th & Penn Streets (Far-side).

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