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Some Fullington Bus Routes To & From State College To Be Discontinued

Five Fullington Trailways bus routes to and from State College will be discontinued on April 1.

The company learned late last year through a PennDOT request for proposal that its daily departures, or line runs, were being consolidated, according to a news release on Monday. The decision to reduce daily routes was based on state budget constraints and on an audit conducted by the Federal Transit Administration, Fullington President and CEO Jonathan Berzas wrote.

Fullington was the successful bidder on the majority of routes proposed by PennDOT, but the department’s RFP reduced the service levels throughout the state — in some cases by 50% and in others, service was discontinued entirely.

Among the service reductions, routes to and from State College and Harrisburg will be discontinued: Schedules 703704705740715725, and 726.

Schedules 710 and 730 between Pittsburgh, Dubois, State College, and Harrisburg also will be eliminated.

A new scheduled route will be added serving Dubois, State College, Harrisburg, King of Prussia, and Philadelphia.

“Fullington Trailways challenged the state’s decisions the entire way through this process, but it became clear due to their budgetary constraints that Fullington Trailways would not be able to retain certain existing daily routes going forward,” Berzas wrote.

Greyhound was awarded the remaining routes from PennDOT’s RFP with a reduction of service to its system as well, according to the release.

No Fullington employees will be affected by the service reduction, according to the company.

“We regret that we will be unable to serve to some rural communities we have so enjoyed providing safe and reliable transportation to for so many years,” Berzas wrote.

For the full list of service changes statewide, visit the Fullington website.

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