Cambria County Transit Authority

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Cambria County Transit Authority
(d.b.a. CamTran)
Cambria County Transit Authority logo.png

Founded July 20, 1976
Succeeded Johnstown Traction Company
Headquarters Johnstown, PA
Service area Johnstown urban area, including suburban and rural areas of Cambria County, and Windber, in Somerset County

Bus routes 25
Ridership (bus) 1,195,812 (FY 11/12)
Bus fleet 43
Bus fuel types Diesel
Diesel Hybrid

(para-transit) fleet

(Johnstown Incline)
43,670 (2015)
(Johnstown Incline) fleet

Transit hub(s) CamTran Transit Center
551 E Main Street, Johnstown, PA

CamTran+ Transit Center
1226 N Center Street, Ebensburg, PA

Connecting Agencies Altoona Metro Transit (AMTRAN)
Westmoreland Transit

Governed by 8 member Board of Directors
Executive Director Rose M Lucey-Noll,
Executive Director
Official Website
Bus Tracker CamTran Bus Tracker
(Avail Technologies)
Telephone Information (814) 535-4720

The Cambria County Transit Authority, also known as CamTran (since June, 1999), is the public transportation provider for Cambria County, Pennsylvania. The Cambria County Transit Authority began operation on July 20, 1976, however, did not begin bus operations until December 1, 1976. The Johnstown Inclined Plane was acquired April 12, 1982 for $1 from the Borough of Westmont, PA.

CamTran services include an urban route network serving Johnstown, PA; CamTran+, a rural van network servicing the Northern Cambria County; and the Johnstown Inclined Plane, having the distinction as one of the steepest vehicular inclines in the world.[1]


Urban services (Johnstown urban area)

CamTran+ services (rural-Northern Cambria County)


Connecting services

  • 11 Johnstown-Latrobe: Operated by Westmoreland Transit, connecting Johnstown with Latrobe, and Pittsburgh, PA (via connections). Connections are made across the street from the CamTran Transit Center.
  • Long-distance services are also available twice daily (in each direction) on Greyhound's Pittsburgh to Harrisburg line run; and Amtrak Pennsylvanian service, once daily (in each direction) between Pittsburgh and New York City.
  • Johnstown's Greyhound and Amtrak station is located at 47 Walnut Street, in Downtown Johnstown. The station is served directly by route 18-Downtown Shuttle.
  • 9:03 AM - Amtrak 42 towards New York City
  • 11:40 AM - Greyhound 4690 towards Harrisburg
  • 3:30 PM - Greyhound 4692 towards Harrisburg
  • 3:45 PM - Greyhound 4693 towards Pittsburgh
  • 6:10 PM - Amtrak 43 towards Pittsburgh
  • 10:35 PM - Greyhound 4691 towards Pittsburgh


  • Administrative Offices: 502 Maple Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15901
  • CamTran Transit Center: 551 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15901
  • CamTran+ Ebensburg Office: 1226 North Center Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931

Past facilities

  • Moxham Garage: 630 and 726 Central Avenue, Moxham, PA[2]

All-Time Roster

Conventional transit buses

Wc15.JPG - Wheelchair lift-equipped service on all services.
Bicycle rack equipped route - Bike rack-equipped buses on all urban routes.
CNG fuel - CNG-fueled bus.

The livery of CamTran buses is white, with a sky blue diagonal block from the front of the bus, down to the back corner. In addition, there are dark red or maroon accents along the roof and separating the white and blue blocks on the bottom portion of the bus.

A single known bus (fleet number 215) carries an Omaha Orange (PMS 151) body, with cream accents along the top and a cream downward "bulge" in the middle of the side of the bus. The livery was chosen as a nod to the Johnstown Traction Company, CamTran's immediate predecessor, which used a similar livery.

Some buses also carry varieties of bus wraps for various advertisements.

The livery of CamTran+ buses carry a similar design to that of the standard fleet, however the front diagonal carries a royal blue color, with the back diagonal carrying a gold color.

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-107 1980 GMC RTS-03 (T7H-603) Detroit Diesel 8V71N
101-107 (2nd) 2011 Gillig BRT
124-125 2001 Chance Coach AHS Specifically used on route 18 downtown shuttle.
171-173 2017? Unknown total number of units.
182-183 2018? Unknown total number of units.
201-208 1981 Grumman Flxible 870 (35096-8)
CNG fuel
Gillig BRT Cummins ISL G
220-224 12/1993 Flxible Metro 'D' (30096-6VTA) Some to Westmoreland County Transit Authority?
301-312 1983 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747 301, 305, 309, 311-312 sold to RFTA 321, 317, 319, 320, 318
401-402 1994 Orion II (02.501)




GMC TDH-3501
429-430 1969 GMC TDH-3301




501-511 1999 Gillig Low Floor 35'
Detroit Diesel Series 40
512-513 2000 Gillig Low Floor 35'
Detroit Diesel Series 40
515-517 Observed on Camtran bus tracker.
518 Observed on Camtran bus tracker.
719-721 Gillig Phantom observed on Camtran bus tracker.
722-728 observed on Camtran bus tracker.
801-802 observed on Camtran bus tracker.
900 Gillig Low Floor
  • Observed on Camtran bus tracker.
  • Livery is special wrap, noting hybrid technology.

Note: Grey shaded entries denotes retired series.

Reserve-a-Ride (paratransit program)

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
A-83 Ford




Used on CamTran+ services.
91 Ford




Used on CamTran+ services.

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