- Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation (FACT)
- About Us
- Our History 2003 - Present
Our History 2003 - Present
Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation's (FACT) governing body is the Fayette County Board of Commissioners.
This governing body is advised by the Fayette County Transportation Executive Committee, which consists of seven members; four members appointed by the Commissioners and three members elected by the Fayette County Transportation Coalition, Fayette County's transportation consumer advocacy organization.
Geographic Area of Service
Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation currently serves the geographic area of Fayette County. Additionally, FACT makes occasional trips primarily for medical purposes to:
- Washington Counties
- West Virginia
All FACT buses meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and are wheelchair accessible.
FACT has formed partnerships with many county education, medical, human service, and community organizations during its existence. These partnerships include federal, state, and local governments as well as regional partnerships such as membership in the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC).
2003: Moment of Growth
To better accommodate the transportation needs of a growing urbanized area, there were many service improvements along with service expansion. In July 2003, the Bute and Oliver route and the Nemacolin route were incorporated into the current two Uniontown City Routes.
The Uniontown/Connellsville, Brownsville Republic, and he Brownsville Express remained the same.
Routes added include the Masontown/Fairchance route and the Smithfield/Pt. Marion/Perryopolis route.
Seven fixed routes operate on a daily basis.
Along with adding routes, service hours were also extended. Normal operating hours were from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with the exception of the two Uniontown City buses, which ran also on Saturday and limited service on Sundays to one of the County's largest employers.
November 2003: Evening Hours & Saturday Service
As of November 17, 2003, evening hours were added to one of the Uniontown city bus routes, as well as the Uniontown/Connellsville and Brownsville Republic routes. In addition, Saturday service was added to the Uniontown/Connellsville and the Brownsville Republic routes.
The Uniontown/Connellsville bus, the Uniontown City Bus, and the Brownsville Republic now operate from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
2005: FACT Transit Center
With the rapid development of FACT transportation operations, plans for a new facility to accommodate current and future growth were devised. The facility, FACT Transit Center, was completed during second quarter of calendar year 2005 and shortly thereafter FACT began operating out of this location.
Transit Center Overview
The Transit Center includes administrative offices, as well as maintenance and bus storage facilities. Plans for the construction of a Bus Wash and a Fueling Station are in progress due to an $874,601 federal grant for bus/bus facility.
The FACT Transit Center is located at:
825 Airport Road
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
Centrally located between the County's two largest urban centers, Uniontown and Connellsville, (geographically located in the center of Fayette County). FACT is making marked progress toward fulfilling strategic objectives predicated on the recommendations of the Fayette County Transit Study, "a one-stop shop intermodal transportation service."
2009 & 2010: Funding
In 2009-2010 FACT was awarded $923,540 in ARRA funds and constructed the FACT Transfer Center. This is a full service facility where riders can purchase tickets, obtain bus schedules, complete applications, find local tourism brochures and access a waiting area.