AMTRAN, Altoona, PA

AMTRAN, Altoona, PA Amtran helps individuals and strengthens our community. Our bus service helps people get where they need to go. Providing safe, reliable, accessible and affordable transportation in Blair County, PA.

Stay connected for alerts, news & updates. http://www.amtran.org/

AMTRAN's mission is to improve the economic well-being and the quality of life of our customers, our community, and our AMTRAN Team through the provision of excellent transportation services. View some of our riders, The Faces of Amtran, at http://facesofamtran.com

Operating as usual

12/24/2021

Reminder for AMTRAN Holiday Hours:
🎄 Christmas Eve (12/24): Service ends at 6 pm
🎅 Christmas Day (12/25): No service
🎊 New Year’s Eve (12/31): Regular service
🎉New Year’s Day (1/1): No service

🎄  Happy Holidays! There is no AMTRAN service tomorrow for Christmas Day. Enjoy the holiday and stay safe!
12/24/2021

🎄 Happy Holidays! There is no AMTRAN service tomorrow for Christmas Day. Enjoy the holiday and stay safe!

🎄 Happy Holidays! There is no AMTRAN service tomorrow for Christmas Day. Enjoy the holiday and stay safe!

12/23/2021

Reminder for AMTRAN Holiday Hours:
🎄 Christmas Eve (12/24): Service ends at 6 pm
🎅 Christmas Day (12/25): No service
🎊 New Year’s Eve (12/31): Regular service
🎉New Year’s Day (1/1): No service

12/22/2021

AMTRAN Holiday Hours:
🎄 Christmas Eve (12/24): Service ends at 6 pm
🎅 Christmas Day (12/25): No service
🎊 New Year’s Eve (12/31): Regular service
🎉New Year’s Day (1/1): No service

“I have been riding the buses since I moved to Altoona almost 40 years ago! At first it was about saving money and havin...
12/22/2021

“I have been riding the buses since I moved to Altoona almost 40 years ago! At first it was about saving money and having no car, but then it became so convenient and easy that I always looked for my place to live on a bus route.” Now, she has a “Seniors Ride Free” pass which she says is really important for people who are on Social Security.

Michelle uses the bus to get to doctor appointments, shopping, her job, and volunteer work. When she recently had to move outside the city of Altoona to Hollidaysburg, she once again wanted to make sure she could use bus transportation.

“I can get the bus right at the end of my street and it stops everywhere important in the area - the courthouse, the little boutiques and shops and restaurants in downtown Hollidaysburg, the doctors, the Dollar Tree, the Martin’s grocery store.”
“The drivers are great. They’re polite and helpful. They get to know their customers and watch for them. The regular riders become a little community, and that’s really nice.”

“I have been riding the buses since I moved to Altoona almost 40 years ago! At first it was about saving money and having no car, but then it became so convenient and easy that I always looked for my place to live on a bus route.” Now, she has a “Seniors Ride Free” pass which she says is really important for people who are on Social Security.

Michelle uses the bus to get to doctor appointments, shopping, her job, and volunteer work. When she recently had to move outside the city of Altoona to Hollidaysburg, she once again wanted to make sure she could use bus transportation.

“I can get the bus right at the end of my street and it stops everywhere important in the area - the courthouse, the little boutiques and shops and restaurants in downtown Hollidaysburg, the doctors, the Dollar Tree, the Martin’s grocery store.”
“The drivers are great. They’re polite and helpful. They get to know their customers and watch for them. The regular riders become a little community, and that’s really nice.”

If you are over 65 years of age, simply show your Senior Transit ID Card to your friendly Amtran driver as you board the...
12/21/2021

If you are over 65 years of age, simply show your Senior Transit ID Card to your friendly Amtran driver as you board the bus. You can ride free all day, every day.

Thanks for riding Amtran!

If you are over 65 years of age, simply show your Senior Transit ID Card to your friendly Amtran driver as you board the bus. You can ride free all day, every day.

Thanks for riding Amtran!

12/21/2021

BLAIR PA ALERT: Update-Blair County has added three dates to the testing site for December 2021. The January dates remain the same.

Blair County will have a drive-thru only COVID-19 testing clinic at the Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive, Altoona, PA, to help contain the spread of cases during the holiday season. Please consider getting tested before spending time with family and friends.

Clinics will be held during the following dates and times:

December 2021

Monday, December 27, 8AM-3:30PM

Tuesday, December 28, 8AM-3:30PM

Wednesday, December 29, 8AM-3:30PM

January 2022

Monday, January 3, 9AM-6PM

Tuesday, January 4, 9AM-6PM

Wednesday, January 5, 9AM-6PM

Thursday, January 6, 9AM-6PM

Friday, January 7, 9AM-6PM

Mid-nasal passage swab PCR tests will be performed. Testing is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is completely free. Testing is also open to individuals who are not county residents. Patients must be ages three and older and are not required to show symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be tested. No appointment is necessary. Patients are encouraged to bring a photo-ID. The turnaround time for test results is 24-48 hours. For more information, call the AMI Testing Call Center at 1-844-522-5952. (Do not call the Convention Center with questions about COVID testing.)

Blair County Department of Emergency Services-CF

Altoona & Logan Valley Electric Railway
12/21/2021

Altoona & Logan Valley Electric Railway

We're in the Holiday spirit ❄️
12/20/2021

We're in the Holiday spirit ❄️

We're in the Holiday spirit ❄️

Give the gift of transportation! Get an Amtran Gift Certificate for a friend or loved one. Or yourself! Available in the...
12/16/2021

Give the gift of transportation! Get an Amtran Gift Certificate for a friend or loved one. Or yourself! Available in the amount of your choice, good for any route, any day.

Call (814) 944-4074 or stop by Amtran at 3301 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16602 to get your card today.

Happy Holidays from Amtran!

Give the gift of transportation! Get an Amtran Gift Certificate for a friend or loved one. Or yourself! Available in the amount of your choice, good for any route, any day.

Call (814) 944-4074 or stop by Amtran at 3301 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16602 to get your card today.

Happy Holidays from Amtran!

Ann is an Independent Living Specialist who works with people who have mental and/or physical disabilities to gain indep...
12/15/2021

Ann is an Independent Living Specialist who works with people who have mental and/or physical disabilities to gain independence. A large part of her job is helping her clients figure out how to successfully integrate riding the bus into their daily lives.

She empowers people by assisting them with the basics on how to ride the bus so that they can get where you need to go. She encourages them to call Amtran’s HelpLine to get information when they need it.
“For a lot of my people it’s very stressful to learn something new, but once they practice the routes that fill their needs, it becomes comfortable and really necessary to them.”

Here are some comments from Ann’s clients:
“I don’t have a vehicle and it’s hard for me to walk any far distance. People like me who are elderly or handicapped really depend on buses.”
“I like using the bus. Most places I need to go are too far to walk and cabs are too much money!”

“We can call their office (Amtran’s HelpLine) to get information on buses and routes and times, and they’ll help.”

Ann is an Independent Living Specialist who works with people who have mental and/or physical disabilities to gain independence. A large part of her job is helping her clients figure out how to successfully integrate riding the bus into their daily lives.

She empowers people by assisting them with the basics on how to ride the bus so that they can get where you need to go. She encourages them to call Amtran’s HelpLine to get information when they need it.
“For a lot of my people it’s very stressful to learn something new, but once they practice the routes that fill their needs, it becomes comfortable and really necessary to them.”

Here are some comments from Ann’s clients:
“I don’t have a vehicle and it’s hard for me to walk any far distance. People like me who are elderly or handicapped really depend on buses.”
“I like using the bus. Most places I need to go are too far to walk and cabs are too much money!”

“We can call their office (Amtran’s HelpLine) to get information on buses and routes and times, and they’ll help.”

We appreciate your feedback. Thanks for riding Amtran!
12/14/2021

We appreciate your feedback. Thanks for riding Amtran!

We appreciate your feedback. Thanks for riding Amtran!

Amtran’s newest vehicle for our ADA paratransit service on Saturdays – small enough to fit in Altoona’s narrowest street...
12/13/2021

Amtran’s newest vehicle for our ADA paratransit service on Saturdays – small enough to fit in Altoona’s narrowest streets as well as alleys and driveways.

Amtran’s newest vehicle for our ADA paratransit service on Saturdays – small enough to fit in Altoona’s narrowest streets as well as alleys and driveways.

Amtran is ready for the holidays 🎄 🎅 🤶 ☃️
12/11/2021

Amtran is ready for the holidays 🎄 🎅 🤶 ☃️

Amtran is ready for the holidays 🎄 🎅 🤶 ☃️

New Hollidaysburg Loan Fund Announced: “Borough Council is demonstrating a strong commitment to entice new investment an...
12/10/2021
New Hollidaysburg Loan Fund Announced - ABCD Corporation

New Hollidaysburg Loan Fund Announced: “Borough Council is demonstrating a strong commitment to entice new investment and reinvestment within the Borough,” said Stephen McKnight, ABCD Corporation President and CEO. “Lending programs, especially those helping to support main-street development have a proven track record of encouraging projects to take place. We are grateful for the vision laid out by Borough Council and the Borough Manager in making this partnership happen,” McKnight added. https://abcdcorp.org/hollidaysburg-loan-program/#

Our First Frontier Mountain Main streets are a robust combination of businesses all working diligently to succeed. The Borough of Hollidaysburg recently announced a new partnership with the Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corporation to assist new development projects through the creation of...

BG defeats Redbank Valley to claim first state title in 5 seasons
12/10/2021
BG defeats Redbank Valley to claim first state title in 5 seasons

BG defeats Redbank Valley to claim first state title in 5 seasons

Bishop Guilfoyle defeated Redbank Valley 21-14 Thursday afternoon to claim the PIAA Class A State Football Championship. The Marauders finished the season with a 12-4 record en route to their first state title since 2016. As for the Bulldogs, the loss in Hershey gave them a 13-2 record overall. Tune...

12/10/2021

Congratulations to the BG football team on the State Championship!!!!

If you are over 65 years of age, simply show your Senior Transit ID Card to your friendly Amtran driver as you board the...
12/09/2021

If you are over 65 years of age, simply show your Senior Transit ID Card to your friendly Amtran driver as you board the bus. You can ride free all day, every day.

Thanks for riding Amtran!

If you are over 65 years of age, simply show your Senior Transit ID Card to your friendly Amtran driver as you board the bus. You can ride free all day, every day.

Thanks for riding Amtran!

As a freshman Accounting major coming to Penn State Altoona, everything was a new puzzle for Stephanie to put together i...
12/08/2021

As a freshman Accounting major coming to Penn State Altoona, everything was a new puzzle for Stephanie to put together including two classes Tuesdays and Thursdays that were at the Downtown Campus right after classes at the Ivyside Campus.

“As an out-of-state student without a car, that was a new and nerve-wracking thing to figure out! I found out about Amtran and called their office (the HelpLine). They were really helpful and friendly in figuring out exact buses and times that I’d need to get between those classes.”

“Using my student ID, I can ride to downtown classes and events as well as to Walmart or the mall. It saves me money which is really important as a college student.” Stephanie never had to drive where she lived in Maryland, and now she doesn’t have to worry about driving or the expenses of a car as a student here in Altoona either.

As a freshman Accounting major coming to Penn State Altoona, everything was a new puzzle for Stephanie to put together including two classes Tuesdays and Thursdays that were at the Downtown Campus right after classes at the Ivyside Campus.

“As an out-of-state student without a car, that was a new and nerve-wracking thing to figure out! I found out about Amtran and called their office (the HelpLine). They were really helpful and friendly in figuring out exact buses and times that I’d need to get between those classes.”

“Using my student ID, I can ride to downtown classes and events as well as to Walmart or the mall. It saves me money which is really important as a college student.” Stephanie never had to drive where she lived in Maryland, and now she doesn’t have to worry about driving or the expenses of a car as a student here in Altoona either.

Give the gift of transportation! Get an Amtran Gift Certificate for a friend or loved one. Or yourself! Available in the...
12/07/2021

Give the gift of transportation! Get an Amtran Gift Certificate for a friend or loved one. Or yourself! Available in the amount of your choice, good for any route, any day.

Call (814) 944-4074 or stop by Amtran at 3301 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16602 to get your card today.

Happy Holidays from Amtran!

Give the gift of transportation! Get an Amtran Gift Certificate for a friend or loved one. Or yourself! Available in the amount of your choice, good for any route, any day.

Call (814) 944-4074 or stop by Amtran at 3301 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16602 to get your card today.

Happy Holidays from Amtran!

Ann is an Independent Living Specialist who works with people who have mental and/or physical disabilities to gain indep...
12/03/2021

Ann is an Independent Living Specialist who works with people who have mental and/or physical disabilities to gain independence. A large part of her job is helping her clients figure out how to successfully integrate riding the bus into their daily lives.

She empowers people by assisting them with the basics on how to ride the bus so that they can get where you need to go. She encourages them to call Amtran’s HelpLine to get information when they need it.
“For a lot of my people it’s very stressful to learn something new, but once they practice the routes that fill their needs, it becomes comfortable and really necessary to them.”

Here are some comments from Ann’s clients:
“I don’t have a vehicle and it’s hard for me to walk any far distance. People like me who are elderly or handicapped really depend on buses.”
“I like using the bus. Most places I need to go are too far to walk and cabs are too much money!”

“We can call their office (Amtran’s HelpLine) to get information on buses and routes and times, and they’ll help.”

Ann is an Independent Living Specialist who works with people who have mental and/or physical disabilities to gain independence. A large part of her job is helping her clients figure out how to successfully integrate riding the bus into their daily lives.

She empowers people by assisting them with the basics on how to ride the bus so that they can get where you need to go. She encourages them to call Amtran’s HelpLine to get information when they need it.
“For a lot of my people it’s very stressful to learn something new, but once they practice the routes that fill their needs, it becomes comfortable and really necessary to them.”

Here are some comments from Ann’s clients:
“I don’t have a vehicle and it’s hard for me to walk any far distance. People like me who are elderly or handicapped really depend on buses.”
“I like using the bus. Most places I need to go are too far to walk and cabs are too much money!”

“We can call their office (Amtran’s HelpLine) to get information on buses and routes and times, and they’ll help.”

Give the gift of transportation! Get an Amtran Gift Certificate for a friend or loved one. Or yourself! Available in the...
12/02/2021

Give the gift of transportation! Get an Amtran Gift Certificate for a friend or loved one. Or yourself! Available in the amount of your choice, good for any route, any day.

Call (814) 944-4074 or stop by Amtran at 3301 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16602 to get your card today.

Happy Holidays from Amtran!

Give the gift of transportation! Get an Amtran Gift Certificate for a friend or loved one. Or yourself! Available in the amount of your choice, good for any route, any day.

Call (814) 944-4074 or stop by Amtran at 3301 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16602 to get your card today.

Happy Holidays from Amtran!

It was 66 years ago today in Montgomery, Alabama when Rosa Parks courageously refused to give up her bus seat to a white...
12/02/2021

It was 66 years ago today in Montgomery, Alabama when Rosa Parks courageously refused to give up her bus seat to a white man, setting in motion a Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregation on public transportation.

In honor of Rosa Parks and the movement she spurred, Amtran is reserving her seat with a photograph on all of our buses.

Read more about this historic moment at https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosa-parks-ignites-bus-boycot

It was 66 years ago today in Montgomery, Alabama when Rosa Parks courageously refused to give up her bus seat to a white man, setting in motion a Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregation on public transportation.

In honor of Rosa Parks and the movement she spurred, Amtran is reserving her seat with a photograph on all of our buses.

Read more about this historic moment at https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosa-parks-ignites-bus-boycot

Thank you!
11/30/2021

Thank you!

Thank you!

It's Small Business Saturday! Enjoy free rides, all day on all routes to help support small businesses. #SmallBusinessSa...
11/27/2021

It's Small Business Saturday! Enjoy free rides, all day on all routes to help support small businesses. #SmallBusinessSaturday

It's Small Business Saturday! Enjoy free rides, all day on all routes to help support small businesses. #SmallBusinessSaturday

On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27, enjoy free rides, all day on all routes to help support small businesses. #SmallBus...
11/26/2021

On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27, enjoy free rides, all day on all routes to help support small businesses. #SmallBusinessSaturday

On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27, enjoy free rides, all day on all routes to help support small businesses. #SmallBusinessSaturday

On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27, enjoy free rides, all day on all routes to help support small businesses. #SmallBus...
11/25/2021

On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27, enjoy free rides, all day on all routes to help support small businesses. #SmallBusinessSaturday

On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27, enjoy free rides, all day on all routes to help support small businesses. #SmallBusinessSaturday

Address

3301 5th Ave
Altoona, PA
16602

Via #1 Crosstown and #4 Plank Road

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 6:30am - 6:30pm

Telephone

(814) 944-4074

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Amtran helps individuals and strengthens our community. Our bus service helps people get where they need to go.

We help working people get to their jobs. We help older people age in place instead of having to move out of their home. We help college students get to class so that they can avoid the added expense of owning a car. We help people with disabilities maintain their independence. We help people who are having a tough time get access important services to help them back on their feet.

Providing safe, reliable, accessible and affordable transportation in Blair County, PA. Stay connected for alerts, news & updates. http://www.amtran.org/

View some of our riders, The Faces of Amtran, at http://facesofamtran.com


Comments

Is the buses free to ride today
I often wondered how Bus Stop Shelter locations were determined. I have 2 suggestions: 1) Penn Street/Walnut Street, Hollidaysburg PA or nearby and 2) Bus Stop in front of OLLIE's, Old 220, Duncansville PA doesnt neccesarily need a shelter but some excavating..
Look what we saw at AMTRAN, Altoona, PA's offices: a water bottle filler integrated with the drinking fountain!
The CPCF was excited to present 23 awards to non-profit organizations serving Blair County yesterday. As a part of our 2021 Competitive Grants process over $23,000 was distributed. Representatives from each organization were given their awards by CPCF Board and Committee members. Congratulations to all of the 2021 Competitive Grant Recipients! Thank you to the Trolleyworks at AMTRAN for hosting us. AMTRAN, Altoona, PA
Well amtran be doing bus service to DelGrosso's this year on the weekends
The best transportation in town to get to and from work to and from doctor's appointments and to and from grocery shopping thank you for your service
Everything about AMTRAN services & drivers is Exceptional! I do have a suggestion -- residents of Highland Hall have the convenience of a Bus Stop at Penn/Walnut St or Allegheny St/Union in front of Court House but it's the return trip with packages that is the challenge. Today because of a DETOUR the bus came up UNION ST, made a LEFT on SPRUCE to connect on MONTGOMERY route. It was a bonus! I / We understand on-street parking makes the roads narrow but IF AMTRAN would consider this for 3 Seasons we can understand Winter elimination. Take a ride with us and hopefully you can understand as a passenger what a blessing this would be!
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Good morning, does anyone know if there is van service today?
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $3.7 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to Amtran in Altoona. The money is part of $25 billion designated for transit agencies to prevent, prepare for and respond to the virus. The investment will assist with agency’s operating, administrative and preventive maintenance expenses, as well as provide continued statewide mobility. View additional investment benefits: https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2020/08/amtran-allocates-money-received-from-cares-act/ AMTRAN, Altoona, PA
Just a beautiful photo of our great transit authority.. 💜💙
Outstanding job by your driver Amanda today with a rude customer this morning. She handled it very well.