The South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) was formed by the County of Berks and the County of Lancaster to manage public transportation services in Berks County and Lancaster County. SCTA is a municipal authority, which began operation on December 1, 2014. The Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) an existing municipal authority of the County of Berks will continue to provide certain public transportation services in Berks County. The Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) an existing municipal authority of the County of Lancaster will continue to provide certain public transportation services in Lancaster County. Together SCTA, BARTA and RRTA provide both fixed-route bus service and door-to-door paratransit service and transport roughly 5.1 million passengers annually with a fleet of 99 buses and 124 paratransit vehicles. Funding to provide service is derived from the Federal Transportation Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Berks County, Lancaster County and through passenger fares.
SCTA is governed by a ten member Board of Directors with five appointed by The County of Berks and five appointed by The County of Lancaster. The Board is responsible for establishing policies and procedures for the daily operation of the Authority. The Board hires a Solicitor for legal advice and an accounting firm to conduct annual audits of revenues and expenditures. The responsibility for the daily operation of the Authority falls to the Executive Director of SCTA who ensures that the policies and procedures are distributed and followed by all employees.
The South Central Transit Authority exists to provide and/or manage safe, efficient, convenient and dependable transportation for the citizens of Berks County and Lancaster County.