Effective Saturday, March 28, 2020 the following temporary route schedule changes will be in effect:
Route 15 Wilkes-Barre/Mt. Top will not operate.
Route 110 Saturday Night Loop will end service at 8 p.m.
Effective Sunday, March 29, 2020, the following temporary route schedule changes will be in effect:
Route 10 will begin service at 9:00 a.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday schedule remains the same.
Route 50 will begin service at 8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday schedule remains the same.
Route 60 will begin service at 8:00 a.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday schedule remains the same.
Route 95 Loop will begin (Route 90 ends).
Route 100 Sunday Loop will run 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), HPT requests that riders limit non-essential bus travel until further notice.
HPT is working with Federal, State and Local officials to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
When on board, passengers are asked to leave extra space between themselves and others. This form of social distancing can help protect you and others from the spread of the virus.
Please stay behind the yellow line and limit your conversation and interaction with the driver.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises anyone with fever, cough or shortness of breath not to go out in public.
HPT is maintaining regular contact with Federal, State and Local officials, and have been following CDC prevention guidelines.
We are on a daily basis disinfecting all hand rails and high-touch surfaces in all vehicles and facilities, which is supplemental to our normal cleaning.
HPT will continue to closely monitor the situation and make updates as necessary.
In order for Hazleton Public Transit to continue to provide life-sustaining service, we are calling on our customers for assistance. We need to create social distancing for our operators. Please keep conversation with them to a minimum and move directly to your seat.
We ask that you please refrain from sitting in the front area of the bus. If you are an ADA eligible or senior passenger and are not able to access seating in another part of the bus, please notify the driver for assistance. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Effective immediately, for the safety of our employees and passengers, HPT will be suspending our current lost and found policy indefinitely. Any items left behind on buses or vans will be discarded immediately. Please refer to our coronavirus update for current notices.
Hazleton Public Transit operates bus service for the city of Hazleton as well as the surrounding townships and boroughs Monday through Saturday. Please check your desired travel route for specific arrival and departure times.
Hazleton Public Transit does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. In addition, HPT does not operate service the Sunday of Funfest.
Church Street Station is the City of Hazleton's intermodal center. The transportation center is located at 126 Mine Street just south of center city’s Broad Street. Church Street Station is providing residents of Greater Hazleton with a central hub for local, regional and long-distance bus transportation.
Church Street Station now serves as the transit and operations center for Hazleton Public Transit. HPT passengers can board HPT buses, purchase bus passes, and obtain customer support services at the new facility. Church Street Station has been designed to accommodate future phases, which could add additional amenities including parking decks, retail space and offices.
March 5, 2020
HPT has been closely monitoring news reports about the human coronavirus and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for information and updates. We are also communicating with peer transit agencies to share information about preventive measures and best practices for operational procedures.
Right now, the best thing everyone can do is to familiarize themselves on best ways to fight all types of respiratory illnesses, the flu, and colds – starting with some common sense hygiene practices:
We will continue to update you on our preventative measure to fight the flu this season and if there are any local updates about the coronavirus.