Transportation Management Association of Chester County

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Transportation Management Association of Chester County
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Krapf bus operating a TMACC bus route in Exton, PA.
Founded1992 [1]
Headquarters Malvern, Pennsylvania
Service area Chester County, Pennsylvania
Service type public transit / advocacy group
Fleetbuses
Fuel type Diesel, hybrid diesel electric
Website www.tmacc.org

Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC), is a public transportation agency designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to oversee transportation needs of Chester County, Pennsylvania. According to the website, the organization provides services to facilitate car pools, van pools, and bus shuttles. The organization works closely with other organizations such as SEPTA, Krapf Transit and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. [1] In 2015, Saturday service was restored to the agency's SCCOOT and Coatesville Link services. [2] Saturday service on SCCOOT was later dropped.

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Chester County, Pennsylvania County in Pennsylvania, United States

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania City in Pennsylvania, United States

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In 2015, TMACC rebranded their buses to be green color. [9]

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References

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  2. "Saturday service to be restored to SCCOOT and Coatesville Link". Daily Local News. West Chester, PA. October 5, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  3. "SCCOOT". TMACC. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  4. "Coatesville Link". TMACC. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  5. "Transit options in Chester County". City of Coatesville. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  6. "Krapf's "A" Bus". TMACC. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  7. "Evening Link". TMACC. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  8. "RideECO". Communter Check Services Corporation. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  9. "TMACC Rebrands Chester County's Public Transportation System". Mass Transit Magazine. February 3, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2018.