River Valley Transit Van

FREE rides to Vaccination Appointments

Williamsport, PA… Any person in the community that has a scheduled appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in River Valley Transit’s service area may call to arrange free transportation. River Valley Transit is offering shared ride service and is dedicated to getting people to or from appointments without charge. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling 570-326-2500 weekdays between 8:30am and 5:00pm.

“We have to be responsible to our community and be sure that transportation service is available to those in need during this time,” said Adam Winder, River Valley Transit General Manager. “The shared ride service is something we can do and expect passengers to call us to schedule their ride to or from their vaccination.”

Residents that live in our service area may request a trip by noon the day prior to their appointment and they must have a confirmed COVID-19 vaccination appointment at the location they are requesting transportation.

For the safety of passengers and bus operators, River Valley Transit requires riders to wear face coverings, maintain 6 feet of distance between others at all times and wash hands or use sanitizer frequently throughout the day.

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Bus @ TTC

COVID-19 Update

Effective Monday, February 1, 2021 River Valley Transit bus operators will resume collecting fares and passengers may enter at the front doors. Passengers are asked to exit the bus via the rear doors. After 2 months without fares, regular fares will again be required.

Buses will be changed and cleaned frequently. Our goal is to keep all passengers safe and River Valley Transit will follow precautions and proper policies. Some items to keep in mind;

  • Maintain a safe distance of 6 feet or more from others when waiting for a bus, boarding, or riding any RVT bus.
  • Wash hands or use sanitizer frequently throughout the day.
  • Wear a face mask or covering at all times.

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Service Change Alert

NEW Lock Haven Link begins Friday, January 29th

Bus service between Williamsport and Lock Haven will begin at 9:30am on Friday, January 29th, 2021. The new Friday and Saturday “Lock Haven Link” will operate until 5:30pm and is a simple loop linking the two communities. “Changes to our routes happen when our riders’ needs change. We have found a solution to provide a trip that stops in Jersey Shore and throughout Clinton County,” said Adam Winder, River Valley Transit General Manager. “The new service will replace the recent one that ended in 2020 as part of a transportation study. The new route is much simpler and will be easier to use for bus passengers.”

The bus will stop at various points including The Jersey Shore Weis Market, the Clinton County Community Center, Walmart in Mill Hall and various stops along the route. Passengers can get complete details on the routes using the MyRide App, River Valley Transit’s exclusive bus locator and planning tool. The information may be obtained on the website www.rideRVT.com, by phone calls to the RVT administration office and from bus operators on the Lock Haven Link.

The first 2 days of the Lock Haven Link service there will be no fare required. Regular fares on all fixed routes will resume on Monday, February 1, 2021. Due to Covid 19 restrictions and precautions fares were temporarily waved in the recent months. For the safety of passengers and bus operators River Valley Transit asks that face coverings be worn, maintain 6 feet of distance between others at all times and wash hands or use sanitizer frequently throughout the day.

River Valley Transit offers a variety of bus passes including “EZ Fares.” Available at the Trade & Transit Centre II customer service office, 144 West Third Street, Williamsport, on board each RVT Bus and will also soon become available in locations within the City of Lock Haven. Lock Haven University students ride free with their college ID and as always, Senior Citizens ride free. For more information visit www.rideRVT.com or call (570 326-2500.

Lock Haven Link Diagram

The bus service schedule on Fridays and Saturdays can be found in the flyer attached below.

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Service Change Alert

Lock Haven Bus Service Ends Saturday

The last day River Valley Transit buses will operate the Clinton County Connector and the Clinton County Express will be Saturday, January 2, 2021.

The trial bus service began in 2018 with grant assistance from the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation.
The announcement to end the service was made in early December.

No other routes will be affected or changed at this time.

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Bus Pass It On

Bus Pass it on!

December 31-day EZ Pass

The all-new Bus Pass It On is a great way to end the year!

Think of it as our gift to you! All month long you can get a 31 Day EZ Pass for only $20.20! Buy one for yourself, get one for later. Or give a 31 Day EZ Pass to a friend. Remember that the Pass is good for unlimited rides during a consecutive thirty-one day period. So you can buy one for this month and use the next one another month. It’s up to you to choose when to use it! Stop in to get a pass at The Trade and Transit Centre office, centrally located right downtown on Transit Drive. Look for the entrance to the transit office next to the beautifully designed and landscaped Mid-Town Landing, a large open-air amphitheater nestled between 3rd and 4th Streets near Williams Street. Open weekdays between 6 am and 6 pm and Saturdays 8:30 am – 3 pm.

We appreciate our riders and glad to offer this one-time special! River Valley Transit is dedicated to getting you there. We offer to strive to maintain quality transportation and throughout the year we have our regular fixed-route service 6 days a week plus we have transportation to the Little League World Series, offer rides to the Lycoming County Fair, provide a historic Trolley Tour plus we have a great Youth Pass available to anyone up to age 17 years old.

Thank you for choosing River Valley Transit! Enjoy your Bus Pass it on!

Disclaimer: Regular 31 EZ Pass price is $40. Not good with any other offer or discount. Restrictions may apply. Limit of 5 promotion December $2020 (31 Day EZ Fare Pass) per person per day. Offer valid only for passengers and individuals; businesses are not eligible for discount.

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Service Change Alert

2020 Holiday Bus Service

Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving – no service
Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve – no nightline service
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day – no service
Thursday, December 31 New Year’s Eve – no nightline service
Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day – no service
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Service Change Alert

Departure Time Changes

New “time points” on Inbound trips to the Trade & Transit Centre will occur starting Monday, August 3. The small changes affect only 4 stops along the Lycoming Mall route; Tules Run, Broad Street & Montour, Golden Strip, Washington Blvd & College Place. Please see the complete changes on the Lycoming Mall routes page or in the attached flyer. Notifications will be posted inside the buses, on area information racks and can be found on MyRide mobile application. Download it free on your smart phone to be sure you have all of the correct route stops and planning tools.

The new departure time points on inboundtrips are as follows:
Location New Time Point Old Time Point  
Lycoming Mall :30 :30 no change
Lycoming Crossing :32 :32 no change
Tules Run :34 :35  
Broad & Montour :40 :43  
Golden Strip :45 :48  
Washington Blvd & College Place :51 :53  
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Service Change Alert

Regular Fares & Bus Passes required starting Monday, July 6, 2020


Transit Office Hours Effective June 29, 2020
June 29 – July 3, 2020
Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
July 4, 2020
Saturday Closed – no bus service
Regular Operating Hours Resume
July 6, 2020
Monday-Friday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Important Notice

  • Regular Fares and Bus Passes required starting Monday, July 6, 2020
  • Bonus Bucks will resume July 6, 2020

You are encouraged to wear masks, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

A mask is anything that covers someone’s mouth and nose while they are on the bus. Riders will be informed that face coverings are required when boarding the bus. Riders should try to cover their mouth and nose.

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Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat

Hiawatha Cruises Begin July 3, 2020

River Cruises on the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat resume on Friday, July 3, 2020. The daytime cruises will operate twice daily Wednesday through Friday at 2:30pm and 4:00pm and weekend cruises times will be 1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Special Event Cruises include Wing Night, Dinner Cruise, Craft Beer and Wine Cruises and Concert Cruises. There will also be Floating Classroom series during July, August and September.

While the scenic boat tours normally begin during Memorial Day weekend, the timing of this year’s launch sets the tone for the rest of the summer. “We are excited to announce that the sailing season officially starts the first weekend of July and tickets will go on sale starting June 29 , 2020,” said Todd Wright, Hiawatha Operations Manager. Online ticket sales for all of the cruises can be purchased at www.rideHiawatha.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the administrative office, 1500 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA.

The changes customers will likely notice include the reduction of passengers on each of the cruises. The capacity has been reduced and tables will be assigned for event cruises. Due to Covid-19 the Hiawatha will operate much like any restaurant in Pennsylvania where tables will be 6 feet apart and no more than groups of 4 people may be seated together. Facial coverings must be worn by passengers when boarding and departing cruises and when moving about the enclosed lower deck. Food and beverage service will be only offered by wait staff and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Hand sanitizing stations will be available and high touch areas will be cleaned frequently. “Overall, there will not be much of a difference than any other site you visit this summer, and we are making sure everyone is safe, our primary focus is on our visitors.” said Wright.

The Hiawatha may be rented for private event such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversaries, business meetings or any event. There is a full-service beverage service aboard and the boat can accommodate caterers as well as bands, DJs and entertainers. The main cabin is climate controlled and can be heated or cooled to make the cruise comfortable any time of the year. For more information on the Hiawatha season, specialty cruises, departure times, prices, and private charter rental, call River Valley Transit at (570) 326.2500 or visit www.rideHiawatha.com for details.

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RVT lunch provided by anonymous donor

Anonymous Donor

Drivers, maintenance staff and the entire operations team were suprised with a catered breakfast and lunch on Monday, April 20th, 2020. Eat and Run delivered food that was distributed to drivers and team members in the morning and in the afternoon as a thank you for their dedication as essential workers in the community. For the complete story visit https://www.pahomepage.com/news/anonymous-donor-surprises-bus-drivers-with-free-breakfast/

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