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Calendar Routes & Times Technology


Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

For info on what Amtran is doing to keep you safe and what YOU can do to stay safe on the bus, click this link.

Ivyside to Downtown (daytime) - Three trips per hour via Crosstown, Pleasant Valley, and Flash.
Ivyside to Downtown (evening) - One trip per hour via the Evening Flash.

Nittany Pointe (daytime) - Four trips per hour via The Pointe.
Nittany Pointe (evening) - One trip per hour via the
Evening Flash.

Broadway (daytime) - Two trips per hour via Pleasant Valley and Flash.
Broadway (evening) - One trip per hour via the
Evening Flash.

To see how to take the bus to Chipotle, sweetFrog, Martin's supermarket, Taco Bell, Barnes & Noble, Logan Valley Mall, Target, Walmart, and other destinations, click on this link.


No bus service on Sundays and on the following holidays:
New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

PSU Students

Fall Semester 2023
August 21 - Classes begin.  #15 The Pointe bus service begins.
November 19-25 - Thanksgiving break
December 15 - Finals end.  #15 The Pointe bus service ends.

Spring Semester 2024
January 8 - Classes begin.  #15 The Pointe bus service begins.
March 3-9 - Spring break
May 3 - Finals end.  #15 The Pointe bus service ends.

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Routes & Times

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024


To the Downtown Campus (Devorris, Aaron, & Penn Buildings; Sheetz Entrepreneurial Center)

myStop Technology

Find out when your bus will arrive in real time by calling, scanning, or online.

Penn State Altoona is served by the CrosstownPleasant Valley, and Flash  routes which will connect the Ivyside Campus to the Downtown Campus three times an hour from 7:20 a.m. to 8:40 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Starting at 9:00 p.m., catch the Evening Flash once an hour to or from the Downtown Campus.

So you can catch either the CrosstownPleasant Valley, or Flash every 20 minutes from the Hawthorn shelter at the Ivyside Campus to the Devorris, Aaron, and Penn Buildings as well as to the Sheetz Entrepreneurial Center at the Downtown Campus until 8:40 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After 9:00 p.m., the Evening Flash runs once an hour from Ivyside to Downtown and back (including Martin's Chestnut Avenue).

To Logan Town Center, Logan Valley Mall, and Walmart

During daylight hours, Penn State students will be able to ride the bus from the Hawthorn shelter to Logan Town Centre (via Flash) or to Logan Valley Mall and Walmart (via Crosstown or Pleasant Valley) Monday through Saturday with no transfer necessary.

For evening service, the last Night Owl trip will leave Logan Valley Mall at 9:30 p.m. and will

Amtran at Penn State Altoona entranceconnect to Penn State Altoona via the Evening Flash at the Downtown Transit Center. Since the evening service is less frequent, check the schedule carefully or phone us at 944-4074 Monday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Between Nittany Pointe and the Hawthorn Shelter

Route #15 The Pointe connects Nittany Pointe to the Ivyside Campus with a stop between Maple and Oak Halls and at the bus shelter next to Hawthorn.  Connect to the downtown campus at the Hawthorn shelter.  After 9:00 p.m., catch the Evening Flash from the Hawthorn shelter to Nittany Pointe.

Route #15 The Pointe runs Monday through Friday.

Routes #1 Crosstown, #3 Flash, #5 Pleasant Valley, and #14 The Evening Flash all run Monday through Saturday.

No bus service on Sundays and on the following holidays - New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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Tips for Riding the Bus Between Ivyside & Downtown
If you're new to riding AMTRAN between Penn State Altoona's Ivyside Campus and the Downtown Campus, click on this link.
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Technology (to make it easier to ride the bus)

myStop - We can tell you when your bus will be at your stop on your phone, smart phone, or on the web.  Or try our myStop app for Android and iOS.  You can download it for free at your App Store.


myStop app for iOS and Android

Amtran and our tech partner, Avail Technologies of State College, have developed a myStop app for both iOS and Android available as a free download at your App Store.  Using the app, you can plan your trip through Google Maps.  You can also find out when your bus will be at your stop in real time.  In addition, you can set an alert to remind you when the bus will arrive. 

myStop logo in the App Store

Just search your App Store for "myStop" and look for the logo at the right.  (FYI, the exact same app works for CATA buses in State College.)

myStop via Text

Text "AT" and your bus stop number to 321123.  You will receive a return text telling you when the next bus will arrive in real time.  (Every bus stop in our system has its own number listed on the bus stop sign, on printed schedules, and on our website

For example at the Hawthorne shelter, text AT206 to 321123.

myStop via Phone

Call 814-944-1200 and punch in your bus stop number.  The computer will tell you when the next bus will arrive in real time.

On the Web

Go to myStop on the top menu above. Then click your route and find your stop on the map. It will tell you when the next bus will arrive in real time.

Trip planning on Google Maps

Not sure how to get where you want to go using AMTRAN?  You can plan your trip through Google Maps.

Rider Alerts

We can tell you if your bus goes off route.

Sometimes road construction or bad weather means our buses can’t follow their regular routes. If you sign up for
Rider Alerts here on our website, we can alert you by e-mail or text message when your bus has to go off route. This is particularly important if you live at Nittany Pointe because if their maintenance crews do not clear the snow sufficiently, our buses will not go there. When this happens, we send out a Rider Alert so you can plan around it.

You, the customer, get to choose which bus routes you want to know about. You decide how you’ll receive the alert - by e-mail or by text. You can add routes, change alerts, or even cancel the service at any time.

Don’t miss an important class or event because of weather or detours. Give
Rider Alerts a try.
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Bike Racks

AMTRAN buses all have bike racks if you want to ride your bike to Martin's supermarket or to the Downtown Campus and then ride the bus back. For more information on how to use AMTRAN's bike rack, watch this video by Penn State Altoona alum, Sam Wagner.


Contact Us

If you need help, ask your friendly AMTRAN bus driver.  Helping customers is part of their job.

You can also phone AMTRAN (944-4074) Monday through Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. or email us anytime.


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