Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority

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Area Served: Erie, PA
Founded: 1966 [1]
Fleet Size: 123 (61 Regular Route, 62 Demand Response) [2]
Number Of Routes: 24 [3]
2010 Ridership: 3,213,374 [4]
Website: ride-the-e.com

Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority or the e is the fixed-route and paratransit public transportation service provider for the Erie, PA area.

Contents

History

Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA) was created by the city of Erie, PA after taking over the Erie Coach Company bus operations on September 20th, 1966.[5]

In June 2010, EMTA rebranded itself as the e, to reflect on many recent changes in service and structure.[6]

Fares

EMTA charges the following fares on their fixed-route and Lifts services:[7]

Fare Class Cash Fare
Regular $1.10
Children under 4 (up to 3) FREE
Transfer $0.10
Senior(65+) FREE
Disabled $0.55 (off peak)
  • A number of fare discount passes, such as tokens, 30 day pass, and 5 ride cards, are also available

Facilites

Headquarters

EMTA headquarters, and operations, are located at 147 East 14th Street, Erie, PA. [8]

Fleet

Fixed-Route

Current Roster

EMTA currently operates the following units:

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger seats Notes
1-5 2006 Gillig Trolley Replica Cummins ISL Voith
6 2007 Gillig Trolley Replica Cummins ISL Voith
0100-0109 Erie Metro Transit Authority 0104-a.JPG 2001 New Flyer D35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R American Seating 6468 Equipped with school bus warning and stop lights for transporting students
0510-0515 Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority 0513-a.JPG 2005 Gillig Low Floor 35' Cummins ISL Voith Freedman Angel
0716-0718 2007 Gillig Low Floor 35' Cummins ISL Voith Freedman Angel
0919-0923 2009 Gillig Low Floor 35' Cummins ISL Allison B400R Freedman Angel
1024-1029 2010 OBI Orion VII NG
(07.501)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R6 American Seating 6468
1030-1033 2010 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R American Seating 6468
1034-1035 2010 Gillig Low Floor 29' Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R American Seating 6468
1336-1337 2013 Gillig Low Floor CNG 29' Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
1338-1342 2013 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40' Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R American Seating 6468
9754-9765 1997 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R 9754-9756, 9758-9765:
American Seating 6468

9757:
???

  • 9757 is a Travel Trainer bus
  • 9754-9756, 9759-9765 are equipped with school bus
    warning and stop lights for transporting students
9966-9973 Erie Metro Transit Authority 9972-a.JPG 1999 New Flyer D35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R American Seating 6468 Equipped with school bus warning and stop lights for transporting students

Retired Roster

These units were once operated by the EMTA. Additional series or units may have also been a part of the fleet.

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger seats Notes
0077-0082 2000 OBI Orion II CNG
(02.502 CNG)
0083-0088 Erie Metro Transit Authority 0087-a.JPG 2000 New Flyer C35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R American Seating 6468 Formerly equipped with school bus warning/stop lights and a stop sign arm for transporting students.
0089-0091 2000 OBI Orion II
(02.502)
6700-6749 1967 Flxible 111DD-D5 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
7150-7154 1971 Flxible 111DD-D5-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
7355-7360 1973 Flxible 45096-6-0 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
7661-7668 1976 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N
8069-8076 1980 GMC RTS-03
(T8W-603)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N
8300-8329 1983 Neoplan USA AN440A
(a.k.a Pennliner)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747 Formerly equipped with school bus warning/stop lights and a stop sign arm for transporting students.
8930-8941 1989 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
9142-9145 1991 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
9446-9453 1994 TMC RTS-06
(T70-606)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
9603, 9606 Erie Metro Transit Authority 9603-a.JPG 1996 New Flyer C40LF

Paratransit

The EMTA operates a total of 62 LIFT units for their paratransit service.

All-Time Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
9974-9976 1999 Ford E-Series
0053 2000
0724 Erie Metro Transit Authority 0724-a.JPG 2007 Ford / Coach and Equipment E-450 / Phoenix
0939 2009 Ford / Coach and Equipment E-450 / Phoenix

Routes

Current

External Links

References

  1. [1] Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority on Facebook: Info (Retrieved 01-28-2012)
  2. [2] 2010 National Transit Database: Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority Fact Sheet (Retrieved 01-28-2012)
  3. [3] Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority website: Routes and Fares
  4. [4] 2010 National Transit Database: Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority Fact Sheet (Retrieved 01-28-2012)
  5. [5] Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority on Facebook: Info (Retrieved 01-28-2012)
  6. [6] Lewis, Erin EMTA Changes its Name to "the e" Erie Times-News June 11th, 2010 (Retrieved 01-25-2012)
  7. [7] Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority website: Routes and Fares
  8. [8] Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority website: Employment
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