SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY – (WBRE/WYOU) The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) will offer free rides on all routes to its customers on Parade Day this Saturday.
“We are encouraging people to use public transit on Saturday as they participate in the day’s festivities,” said Executive Director Bob Fiume. “We want it to be a safe day for everyone.”
Due to the parade route, all OUTBOUND southbound buses (#21 East Mountain/Oakmont, #25 Valley View/Hilltop, #26 Mohegan Sun, #28 Pittston, #34 Keyser Valley, and #99 Minooka/Montage Saturday) will use Lackawanna Ave., make a left on 7th Ave, left on Broadway, and then resume regular route.
All OUTBOUND northbound and eastbound buses (#12 Jessup, #13 Drinker/Marywood, #18 Petersburg, #41 High Works, #52 Carbondale, #54 Green Ridge/Dickson City) will use Lackawanna Ave. to 6th Ave., left on Linden, right on Providence, and right on Olive.
#12 Jessup and #18 Petersburg will follow North Washington Ave. back to Pine St. and get as close to regular route as possible.
#43 Viewmont/Bangor and #45 Viewmont Express will use Lackawanna Ave. to 7th Ave. to regular routing.
INBOUND routes will be the same in reverse, with small changes made as needed.
Buses will run on regular Saturday schedule, although riders are asked to be patient and expect delays during the parade.