County of Lackawanna Transit System

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County of Lackawanna Transit System
County of Lackawanna Transit System logo.jpg

Founded 1972
Headquarters Scranton, PA
Service area The City of Scranton, and surrounding Lackawanna County, PA.
Employees 118

Bus routes 28
Ridership (bus) 1.1m (2013)
Bus fleet 36
Bus fuel types Diesel
Diesel Hybrid
Compressed Natural Gas

COLTS
(para-transit)
Ridership
COLTS
(para-transit) fleet
29

Transit hub(s) Scranton Intermodal Center
30 Lackawanna Ave,
Scranton, PA 18642

Governed by Five-member board
Executive Director Robert Fiume
Executive Director
Official Website www.coltsbus.com
Bus Tracker COLTS bus tracker
(Avail Technologies)
Telephone Information (570) 346-2061

The County of Lackawanna Transit System (or abbreviated as COLTS) provides public transit to the city of Scranton and surrounding areas of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. COLTS succeeded the Scranton Transit Company in 1972.

History

Timeline of important events

  • 1972: The County of Lackawanna Transit System succeeds the Scranton Transit Company in offering service to the City of Scranton and surrounding area of Lackawanna County.
  • 2015: November 20, COLTS representatives dedicated the new Scranton Intermodal Center on Lackawanna Avenue in Downtown Scranton.[1]
  • 2016: On January 4, the Scranton Intermodal Center opens to passengers, replacing an on-street transfer point further up Lackawanna Avenue at Wyoming Avenue.[2]
  • 2017: On March 1, COLTS entered into an agreement with the LCTA, offering inter-agency bus passes to passengers that use both systems. The passes cost $60.00, and cover unlimited rides for 31 days.[3]

Routes

All routes listed are in service, as of November, 2016. Services operate Monday through Saturday, unless noted otherwise.

[5]

Roster

  • Newer buses (after ~2010) are given a silver base, with navy blue and lime accents, using a new logo.
  • Older buses (pre-2010) are given a white base, with medium blue and orange or lime green stripes, using the older logo.
  • Two buses (fleet numbers 301 and 302) is given a light copper base, with a turquoise and copper stripe, using the older logo.

Wc15.JPG - All active buses are wheelchair lift-equipped, and comply with Federal ADA requirements.
Bicycle icon.png - All active conventional-sized buses are equipped with bike racks (holding 2 bikes) at the front of the vehicle.

Active

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2 Frequently noted on 46-Mall Circulator route.
201-213 2000 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C20B096N4)
Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R5 In process of being retired.
  • 201-202, 206, 212 known to be active, as of January, 2018.
214-215 2002 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C20B102N4)
Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R5 214-215 known to be active, as of January, 2018.
301-302 2009 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R6
303-306 2011 Gillig BRT HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison EP40 hybrid system
307-308 201? Ford

?

E-Series

?

Used on routes with lower ridership.
309-317 2012 Gillig BRT HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison EP40 hybrid system
318-322 2015 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
323-325
CNG logo.jpg

326-332
CNG logo.jpg

2018 Gillig BRT
  • CNG.[6]
  • Bus features new, easier and safer wheelchair restraint system, compared to previous versions.
  • Seven more buses arrived, approximately June, 2018. Are in service.
333-335
CNG logo.jpg
2019
  • Expected in March-April, 2019.[7]
  • Noted in service in May, 2019.
  • CNG.
?400's? 2004 Optima Opus Cummins ISB Allison B300R Four buses, received in 2017.

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-133 195? GMC TDH-4512
177-179 1986 Neoplan USA AN340/3 178 renumbered 535.
501-530 1975 AMG 9635-6 Detroit Diesel
6V71N
531-536 1960 GMC TDH-5301 Ex-?
531-532 (2nd) 1994 Chance RT-50
537-540 1983 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel
6V92TA
Allison HT-747
541-555 1987 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92
556-570 1987 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92T
571-572 1996 Gillig Phantom 30'
(S50T3096)
Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R5
973-985 1999 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C20B096N4)
Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R5

Lackawanna County Coordinated Transportation System (paratransit/shared-ride)

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
T-11 Ford

?

E-Series

?

T-30 2012 Ford

?

E-Series

?

Part of five bus order.[8]
T-43 Ford

?

E-Series

?

T-71 Ford

?

E-Series

?

Bus involved in collision in June, 2014.[9]

Source: visible and internet observations

Connections to other agencies

COLTS buses make connections to Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses at the new Scranton Intermodal Center in Downtown Scranton, Mohegan Sun Casino, Pittston (Main & Broad), and Old Forge (Main & Morton).

COLTS also makes connections to Wayne County Transportation System buses in downtown Scranton to varied destinations on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.[10]

In addition, the Scranton Intermodal Center is a connecting point to out-of-town buses such as Greyhound, Trailways of New York, Fullington Trailways and Frank Martz Trailways.

External Links

References