After more than 50 years operating as “Williamsport Bureau of Transportation” under the direction of the City of Williamsport, local public transportation transitioned to River Valley Transit Authority on July 1, 2022. Most notably an authority is managed by an oil-new elected board of directors, a shift away from a City administered operation.
As a result of recommendations at the State and Federal level, the City of Williamsport ultimately created a new stand-alone authority to manage the transit system operations. on May 17, 2022 the inaugural board meeting was held for the new authority making fiscal year 22-23 o monumental year in local transit history.
In addition to providing public transit, River Valley Transit continued a 10-plus year management relationship with the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority and also completed a 26th year of providing management assistance to the Williamsport Parking Authority.
Fiscal year 2023 ushered renewed vision and a new beginning for local public transportation. With strategic planning and sound analysis of RVTA’s current operation a priority, we will continue to provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation in the present and future for the communities throughout Lycoming County.