New Bus Route to Service Mid Valley Industrial Parks

Chamber News

Officials from the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) and The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announced a new bus route that will service the Mid Valley Industrial Parks beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. The new route will service Mid Valley Industrial Park, Valley View Business Park, Jessup Small Business Center, and Rock Creek Corporate Center. The loop will consist of an outbound trip from the Giant Market in Dickson City and an inbound trip from the Jessup Youth Sports Complex.

“This route is an example of transportation serving as an economic engine in our county. The growth of NEPA’s industrial parks has been exponential, and we are thrilled to be a part of the economic development in our region by getting employees to work,” said COLTS’ Executive Director Bob Fiume. “COLTS looks forward to partnering with Lackawanna County, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, and NEPA Moves on other projects moving forward.”

“As we look to attract new investment, sustain existing businesses, and grow new enterprises here in Lackawanna County, the access to workforce transportation is critical. This partnership has the potential to benefit hundreds of workers, scores of businesses, as well as municipal and government entities that have supported the investment in these parks,” said Bob Durkin, president of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

The route was announced Thursday in a joint press conference. Lackawanna County Commissioners Debi Domenick and Chris Chermak, along with COLTS’ Board of Directors Chairman Larry Wynne, and Scranton Area Foundation’s Vice President of Administration and Operations Maggie Nasser representing NEPA Moves joined in the announcement.

The route, which will run Monday through Friday, will connect passengers from the #12 Jessup, #52 Carbondale, and #54 Green Ridge/Dickson City bus routes. It also connects with the new #80 Commerce Loop, which also begins Sept. 8.

The first inbound trip is 6:30 a.m. from the Dickson City Giant Market, and the first inbound trip is 7:05 a.m. from the Jessup Youth Sports Complex.