Free Transit Program
The Senior Free Transit Program is made possible through funding by the
Pennsylvania. The program offers free public bus transportation
for senior citizens ages 65 and over. On Westmoreland Transits system,
seniors can ride free anytime.
To obtain a Senior Transit ID Card, an individual must apply in person
at the Transit Center in downtown Greensburg. Proper identification showing
proof of age must be presented at the time of application. Acceptable
forms of identification include: Drivers License, PA Identification
Card, Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Passport, Military Discharge
Papers, or PACE Prescription Card.
Reduced Fare Transit Program
The Reduced Fare Transit Program enables persons
with disabilities to ride a public bus for one-half of the regular fare.
To apply for a Reduced Fare ID Card, call the Transit Center at 1-800-221-9282
to request a reduced fare application. This application must be completed
by a health care provider for verification prior to its return to the
Transit Center. Individuals who are under age 65 and possess a Medicare
card will qualify for a Reduced Fare ID Card without the verification
of a health care provider.
Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)
Westmoreland Transit coordinates the Medical Assistance Transportation
Program in Westmoreland County. This program, which is funded through
the Department of Public Welfare, provides free transportation to medical
appointments for residents of Westmoreland County who possess a valid
Welfare Medical Card. Transportation can be provided by three options:
mileage reimbursement for use of a private vehicle, public bus transportation,
or taxi service.
Eligible individuals must register for the program by calling the Medical
Assistance Transportation Department at 1-800-242-2706. This same toll
free number is used to schedule a medical trip. Scheduling hours are 8:00
am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Calls for service must be
received by 2:00 pm at least two days in advance of the trip date.
Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Complementary
The ADA Complementary Paratransit Program provides transportation for
individuals whose disability prevents them from using a public bus. The
service is provided by taxi and mirrors the public bus service.
It is available during the same hours and to the same destinations that
are available through the public bus service.
To apply for this service, call the Transit Center at 1-800-221-9282 and
request an ADA Complementary Paratransit Application. The application
must be completed by both the applicant and by a health care provider
and returned to Westmoreland Transit. Applications are reviewed by an
independent agency and eligibility is based on the diagnosed disability.
Once the application has been approved, a trip can be scheduled by calling
724-832-2211 at least one day in advance. The fee for this service is
twice the normal bus fare to the same destination.
Persons with Disabilities Program (PwD)
The PwD Program provides transportation for individuals who have
a disability to areas not served by existing transportation
services. This program is funded through PennDOT, and
provides a reduced fare shared-ride service for disabled persons
betwen the ages of 18 and 64 who live in Westmoreland County.
Hours of service vary depending on location.
To apply for
this service, call the Paratransit Department at 724-832-2211
and request a PwD application. The disability must be
verified by a health care provider.
application has been approved, a trip can be scheduled by
calling 724-832-2211 at least one day in advance. Fees for
this vary depending on distance traveled. Exact costs will
be provided when the ride is scheduled. Riders must pay
cash to the taxi driver on the day of the trip.
This program can be used for any purpose, but only applies to
trips that are not covered by any other transportation program.