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CamTran
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Founded 1976
Headquarters 726 Central Ave., Johnstown
Locale Cambria County PA
Service type bus service, paratransit
Web site camtranbus.com

CamTran, originally called the Cambria County Transit Authority operates mass transit bus service within Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Cambria County,and Windber, Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. CamTran also operates the Johnstown Inclined Plane, which they took over in 1983 from Westmont, Pennsylvania borough. The transit system began operation in 1976, from the remnants of the Johnstown Traction Company. While the Cambria County Transit Authority (CCTA) began operation on July 20, 1976, service did not actually being until December 1, 1976. In June 1999, CCTA becomes CamTran.

CamTran is the urban division, while CamTran+ is the rural division. CamTran+ started in 1978 and was originally called Cambria County Rural Transportation (CART). In 1981, the CCTA officially took over CART. On September 10, 2000, CART introduced Reserve-A-Ride, a service in which, passengers call in and literally reserve the bus for wherever they need to go. Reserve-A-Ride will actually pick you up at your door, unlike conventional fixed-route services. This service is subsidized 85% by the Pennsylvania Lottery for persons 65 years or older. In 2002, CART becomes CamTran+.

CamTran operates it's urban "blue and white" buses out of the Transit Center, located on Main Street in downtown Johnstown. The Transit Center is owned by First National Bank and only rented by CamTran. CamTran also operates a store, called Bus Stop Shop that sells items such as coffee, banana nut bread, and other foods. The Bus Stop Shop also sells bus passes for both the CamTran and CamTran+ divisions.

CamTran+ operates their rural "blue and yellow" smaller buses out their office in Ebensburg, PA and are located in the same building with the Cambria County Area Agency on Aging. They actually share the same radio frequency as the Area on Aging. Most transfers on CamTran+ routes are done at the Ebensburg/Cambria Twp Wal-Mart, the agency's only park and ride lot in Ebensburg/Cambria Twp or the Kwikfill in Mundy's Corner.

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Fleet

CamTran operates a fleet of 51 buses on a rural and an urban fixed route system.

Service Routes

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Urban routes

  • 6-Conemaugh/Franklin
  • 7-Coopersdale
  • 8-Daisytown
  • 9-Richland Town Centre
  • 10-Dale/Solomon/Oakland
  • 11-Galleria/Scalp Ave
  • 12-Hystone/Westwood
  • 13-Arbutus/Belmont
  • 14-Moxham/Horner Street
  • 15-Oakhurst
  • 16-Prospect
  • 17-Scalp Avenue/Galleria
  • 18-Downtown Shuttle
  • 19-Southmont/Westwood/Laurelwood
  • 20-Westmont/Brownstown
  • 21-Windber

Rural routes

  • 30-Ebensburg to Johnstown
  • 31-Patton to Ebensburg
  • 32-Northern Cambria Loop
  • 33-Ebensburg/Cresson/Portage
  • 34-Mainline Shopper
  • 35-Patton/Ebensburg Saturday Shopper
  • 36A-Ebensburg to Altoona
  • 36B-Sunday Logan Valley Mall
  • 37-Sunday Galleria Mall

Passes/GFI Machines

CamTran operates bus fare machines manufactured by GFI. According to CamTran in a Summer 2006 Newsletter called camrecorder, these GFI machines were introduced to CamTran in March 1992. They take bus tokens, dollar bills, change, and bus passes. These machines cannot give cash change back, they only give back "change cards" in which customers receive a card that can only be used on CamTran and CamTran+ buses. Customers never get your actual cash back from a CamTran bus.[1]

CamTran+ does not use the GFI machines. Customers have to actually show your pass(es) to the driver and enter the exact change in to the fare box, because you cannot get change, even on a change card. CamTran passes can be used on CamTran+ buses, but customers must pay the difference, since the rural fares are more than the urban.

CamTran+ passes can be used on CamTran (Urban) buses, since the rural passes actually pay more fare than the urban passes.

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