TICKETS FOR SPRING
RECESS BUSES HOME PROGRAM GO ON SALE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8.
DEADLINE FOR BUS TICKET
SALES IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (OR EARLIER IF THE BUS FILLS UP BEFORE THEN).
Pitt-Bradford will once again be partnering with Pitt-Oakland to provide transportation back and forth to a number of locations for the Spring Recess, which runs from Saturday,
March 5 through Sunday, March 13.
For this upcoming Spring Recess, Pitt-Bradford will provide a bus that will travel to the Pittsburgh campus on Friday, March 4 with connections to longer distance buses that will reach their destinations the same day. Likewise, Pitt-Bradford will have a bus waiting in Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 13 to meet the returning buses when they arrive at Pitt-Oakland from their various
destinations that evening.
On Friday, March 4, the bus from Bradford to Pittsburgh will depart Pitt-Bradford from the Frame-Westerberg Commons at 10:30 am, arriving at Pitt-Oakland by 3 pm. All buses to other destinations will depart Pitt-Oakland at 4:15 pm.
Because the bus departs Bradford on a class day, any student taking the bus must make satisfactory arrangements in advance with their professors for any missed work in those Friday classes they are unable to attend. Taking the bus will not automatically excuse one from classes, and excuses will not be written or
given for this purpose.
On Sunday, March 13, returning buses from distant cities will arrive in Pittsburgh by 6 pm, with the bus to Bradford departing Pitt-Oakland at 6 pm or later (depending on the arrival time of the last connecting bus carrying Pitt-Bradford students) and arriving at Pitt-Bradford by 10:30 pm.
The bus from Bradford to Pittsburgh and back holds 56 persons maximum. Reservations will not be taken beyond 56, and once the bus is full, we cannot take any additional reservations. It is thus important to get your reservation in (with payment) as soon as possible beginning Monday, February 8 (see details below).
Destinations served, and round-trip ticket prices from Pittsburgh to that destination and back to Pittsburgh are as follows. One-way tickets are available also, but cost approximately 75% of the price of a round-trip ticket.
Allentown, PA: $ 125 round-trip, $95 one-way
Breezewood, PA: $ 105 round-trip, $80 one-way
Erie, PA: $ 95 round-trip, $75 one-way
Frederick, MD: $ 125 round-trip, $95 one-way
Harrisburg, PA: $ 105 round-trip, $80 one-way
King of Prussia, PA: $ 125 round-trip, $95 one-way
New York, NY: $ 150 round-trip, $115 one-way
Philadelphia, PA: $ 125 round-trip, $95 one-way
Pittsburgh, PA: No Charge, but $40 seat reservation fee required ($20 for each direction)
Scranton, PA: $ 125 round-trip, $95 one-way
Seacaucus, NJ: $ 150 round-trip, $115 one-way
Washington, DC: $ 125 round-trip, $95 one-way
Students may also get to the following destinations using this service, although it would be significantly longer travel time than using available commercial bus transportation through Fullington Trailways from the local Bradford bus station, which has one daily bus running from Bradford to Buffalo.
Buffalo, NY: $ 125 (via Pittsburgh) round-trip, $95 one-way
Rochester, NY: $ 150 (via Pittsburgh) round-trip, $115 one-way
In addition to the cost of your ticket listed above, each student making a reservation will be required to pay a $20 reservation deposit, which will be refunded to you when you board the bus in Bradford on March 4. Students not arriving to take the bus will
forfeit the $20 reservation deposit, as well as the cost of their ticket. (For students traveling to/from Pittsburgh only, due to the fact that there is no cost for your ticket, your reservation fee is $40, with $20 being refunded to you when you board the bus in Bradford on March 4, and the
remaining $20 being refunded to you beginning Tuesday, March 15, two days after you have arrived back in Bradford. Students traveling from Pittsburgh and not utilizing their bus seat will forfeit the reservation fee.)
HOW DO I MAKE MY
To take advantage of this service, BEGINNING ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, you must come to the Student Activities Office (206 Commons) and meet with Shannon Ridenour between the hours of 9 am and Noon, or 1 pm and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Tickets and reservation fee (or a
reservation fee for Pittsburgh only) must be paid for by cash or check at the time you make your reservation. THE DEADLINE FOR BUS TICKET SALES IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 4:30 P.M.
WHAT ARE THE DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP POINTS IN MY DESTINATION CITY?
In Pittsburgh, you will be dropped off on Bigelow Boulevard across Fifth Avenue from the Cathedral of Learning. For those connecting to other buses, you will cross Fifth Avenue and board your destination bus in front of the William Pitt Union, where
there will be University of Pittsburgh staff persons to assist you. To find out the time of arrival in and departure from your destination city back to Bradford, please go to the following link:
Also, please be advised that Pitt-Bradford students traveling to destination cities beyond Pittsburgh will take the 4:15 pm buses out of Pittsburgh. Upon your return, the Pitt-Bradford bus will be waiting for you on Bigelow Boulevard across Fifth Avenue from the Cathedral of Learning, and will depart at about 6 pm or shortly
thereafter for Bradford, depending on the arrival time of the last connecting bus carrying Pitt-Bradford students.It is your responsibility to go
directly from your arriving bus to the Pitt-Bradford bus to check-in and board
the bus. If you miss the bus, it will be your responsibility to find a
ride back to Bradford on your own.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
PS: Further detailed instructions will be provided to students who take advantage of this service at the time of ticket purchase.
PHONE: (814) 362-7650
FAX: (814) 362-7518