Attention SOC Partners and Providers:
Beaver County has been approved to begin transportation for treatment and non-treatment needs. If someone you are working with is in need of transportation that would in some way aid them with beginning or continuing their journey to wellness, transportation may be provided.
- Example 1: An individual is looking for employment and needs to get to the local mall for resources, a ride can be provided.
- Example 2: An individual needs to and would like to participate in outpatient therapy, a social group, and/or an SUD support group, a ride can be provided.
There are so many possible scenarios. Contact the Community Connect Coordinator at the Mental Health Association (between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM) to discuss and schedule.
Dennis Thunberg- Community Connect Coordinator
Phone-724.775.4165 ext. 303
Beaver County Transit Authority | bcta.com
The bcta.com website includes Bus Tracker, Fares, Safety, Trip Planner, Specialized Transportation, Customer Service, and more.
Demand and Response Transit (DART) service is a door-to-door advanced reservation, shared-ride system of the Beaver County Transit Authority (BCTA). It is operated in both urban and rural areas of Beaver County. Service is available to persons who do not live within 1/4-3/4 mile of regular BCTA fixed-route buses, and to persons with specialized transportation needs.
Reduced Fare Program
Customers having a disability that meets the definition established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can ride BCTA fixed-route services at half fare, rounded to the lower nickel! This program is also in effect all day, every day.
To become eligible, a customer must fill out a brief application and have their disability verified in writing by their doctor or other designated medical service provider. The completed application is then presented at the Rochester Transportation Center, where the customer receives a reduced fare identification card. This identification card can be displayed to the driver upon boarding to take advantage of this program.
As with the free senior transit program, this card can also be used to receive reduced fare transportation on BCTA’s DART system and is valid on all transit systems in Pennsylvania, so it can be used when visiting Pittsburgh or traveling across the state.
Customers with temporary disabilities can still be eligible for this program; however, they will be issued an identification card that expires on a predetermined date.
Free Senior Transit Program
Persons aged 65 and older can ride free on BCTA fixed-route services all day, every day. To become eligible, a customer must present proof of age and fill out a brief application at the Rochester Transportation Center. Once eligibility is established, the customer receives a free senior transit identification card that can be displayed to the driver upon boarding to take advantage of this program.
This card can also be used to receive reduced fare transportation on BCTA’s DART system and is valid on all transit systems in Pennsylvania, so it can be used when visiting Pittsburgh or traveling across the state.
For our valued customers with disabilities, as well as seniors with limited mobility, BCTA offers a wide range of accommodations to make travel more convenient, safe, and comfortable. The following is an overview of these accommodations.
- Lift-equipped vehicles
- Kneeling and low-floor vehicles
- Passenger assistance
- Designated seats for seniors and the mobility-impaired
- Armband program for the visually impaired
- Stop announcements
- Telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD)
- Materials in alternative formats
Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)
Medical Assistance Transportation Program website | 800.262.0343
MATP provides non-emergency medical transportation to residents of Beaver County who hold a valid Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (MA) card. In Beaver County, the Beaver County Transit Authority administers the MATP Program. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services funds the program.
This special program offers transportation or mileage reimbursement to help clients access medical care or other services from Medical Assistance providers. We are required to provide you with the least costly, most appropriate transportation service available that will meet your needs.
MATP services can be used for medical appointments or most other services paid for by Medical Assistance. These other medical services include therapies, tests, dental visits, trips to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions, mental health treatment, drug and alcohol addiction treatment, and trips to medical equipment suppliers.
A client cannot use MATP:
- for emergency or ambulance transportation.
- for non-medical trips such as shopping and social activities.
- to obtain medical care that is not covered by Medical Assistance.
Who is eligible for MATP?
- Beaver County residents holding a valid Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (MA) card may be eligible for MATP services.
What transportation services does MATP provide? Depending on your origin and destination, your specific needs, and the costs involved, MATP can provide transportation in one of the following ways:
- Public fixed route bus
- Shared-ride, lift-equipped vehicles
- Mileage reimbursement