Commuter & Resident Resources

Need to locate the nearest Park and Ride? Looking for a more environmentally-friendly way to travel? Check out the resources available through our commuter partners.

Commuter & Resident Resources

 Transit: BARTA operates a number of transit routes connecting Reading and West Reading, as shown on BARTA’s System Map.

Carpool: Want to save money and have a less stressful commute? Try carpooling and share driving duties or split the cost of gas and parking.  Commuter Services helps commuters find carpool partners (through confidential ridematching database) and provides advice on successful carpooling.

Park & Ride: The Commuter Services Park & Ride Map and BARTA Park & Ride Map will help you to find a safe and convenient place to leave your vehicle while you carpool, vanpool, or take transit to work.  Park & Ride lots are located throughout Berks County, with several lots just outside of downtown Reading.

Bike or Walk: The Penn Street Bridge sidewalks and Schuylkill River Trail (Thun Trail) Bridge will provide a congestion free link between Reading and West Reading for bicyclists and pedestrians.  Find other trails, locations of bike racks, and plan your route using resources at Greater Reading Trails, Commuter Services, and BARTA.

Flexible Schedule: If your employer offers flexible scheduling, adjust your work hours to avoid the peak commute period.  Go to work earlier or later and save time on your commute.

Work from home: If your employer offers the option to tele-commute, avoid sitting in traffic and get more work done from home!

Commuter Services of PA is a professionally staffed organization funded by federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality funds. Through their free services, they work to reduce traffic congestion by helping commuters find alternatives and reaching out to employers so they can help their workforce find those options. Click on each of their services to learn more.
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