Red Rose Transit Authority

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The Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) is the transit operator in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

History

The Red Rose Transit Authority was formed by joint action of Lancaster City Council and Lancaster County Board of Commissioners under the “Municipality Authorities Act of 1945.” Initially formed as an administrative agency, the Authority became an operating agency on April 1, 1976 when it acquired the fixed-route assets of two private carriers.

Timeline of events

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  • 1976: On April 1, 1976, The Red Rose Transit Authority began operations to provide public transportation services in Lancaster City and County.
  • 1979: A new operations facility, located at 45 Erick Road, Lancaster was constructed in 1979, to maintain a modern bus fleet and continue to adjust bus services to meet ever changing local needs.
  • 1992: In 1992, the Authority consolidated with the Lancaster Integrated Specialized Transportation System (LISTS) under the corporate structure of the Authority. The shared ride service was renamed Red Rose Access. This consolidation modified RRTA’s responsibilities to include both fixed-route and shared ride services.
  • 2005: In 2005, Queen Street Station was completed as RRTA’s downtown transit center. Located at 225 North Queen Street, Lancaster, the transit center was built on the former site of the Otto Paving and Construction Company building, which was constructed in 1926. Re-use of some of the masonry and wood framing of the Otto building can be seen in the trellis area of the transit park.
  • 2009: In September 2009, RRTA broke ground on Queen Street Station Phase II located on the corner of Queen and Chestnut Streets in Downtown Lancaster. Phase II included a 395 (seven levels) parking garage and three bus bays that will give RRTA access to Chestnut Street. The revenue from the parking garage will be used for the operating costs of RRTA’s transportation services. As part of the construction of Queen Street Station Phase II, an archaeological excavation was completed at the site.
  • 2015: In January, 2015, The Red Rose Transit Authority and Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority become operating subsidiaries of the newly formed South Central Transit Authority.

Source(s): Red Rose Transit - History [1]

Routes

Maps & Schedules

  • 1 Park City A/Southeast - Downtown Lancaster, Clermont Apartments, South Duke Street, F & M College, Manheim Pike, Park City
  • 2 Park City B/6th Ward - Downtown Lancaster, New Holland Avenue, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Harrisburg Pike, Park City, LGH Health Campus, LGH Womens & Babies Hospital
  • 3 Park City C/8th Ward - Downtown Lancaster, Sterling Place, Hershey Heritage Village, PA Department of Welfare, RRTA Operations Center, Manheim Pike, Parkview Plaza, Park City
  • 4 Elm Avenue/Parkside - Downtown Lancaster, Ruby and Pearl Streets, Manor House Apartments, Stonemill Plaza, McCaskey High School, Stevens College Dormitories, East Walnut Street
  • 5 Grandview/Rossmere - Downtown Lancaster, Lancaster General Hospital, Golden Triangle Shopping Center, Lancaster Shopping Center, Lancaster County Social Services
  • 10 Lititz - Downtown Lancaster, Lancaster Shopping Center, Golden Triangle Shopping Center, Neffsville, Kissel Hill, Lancashire Hall, Brethren Village, Heart of Lancaster Hospital, Lititz, Luther Acres, Sauder Eggs, Warwick Medical Center
  • 11 Ephrata - Downtown Lancaster, Roseville Apartments, Oregon Pike, Olde Hickory, 222 Dutch Lanes Park 'n Ride, K Mart Park 'n Ride, Akron, Ephrata, Walmart
  • 12 New Holland - Downtown Lancaster, Burle Industries, Eden, Leola, New Holland, Tyson Foods, Yoder's Country Market
  • 13 White Horse - Downtown Lancaster, Bridgeport, PA Department of Health, H.A.C.C., Bird-In-Hand, Intercourse, White Horse, Cains
  • 14 Rockvale Square - Downtown Lancaster, Bridgeport, Walmart, Park 'n Ride, East Towne Center, Rockvale Square, Paradise, Leaman Place, Kinzers
  • 15 Willow Street - Downtown Lancaster, South Prince Street, Willow Street, Willow Valley Manor, Willow Valley Square, Kendig Square, Willow Valley Lakes Manor, Willow View Heights
  • 16 Millersville - Downtown Lancaster, Manor Center, Lancaster Greens Apartments, Millersville Pike, Millersville, Millersville University
  • 17 Columbia - Downtown Lancaster, Wheatland Shopping Center, Hempfield Industrial Park, Mountville, K Mart Park 'n Ride, Columbia Shopping Center, Columbia, Marietta Borough
  • 18 Elizabethtown/Mount Joy - Downtown Lancaster, Marietta Avenue, Rohrerstown, Landisville, QVC, Mount Joy, Elizabethtown
  • 19 Manheim - Downtown Lancaster, Fruitville Pike, Red Rose Commons, K-Mart Park 'n Ride, Hawthorne Plaza Park n' Ride, Granite Run, Arnold Logistics, Manheim Pike, East Petersburg, Manheim
  • 20 Greenfield - Downtown Lancaster, HACC, Pitney Road, Greenfield Estates, Greenfield Corporate Center
  • 21 Gap - Downtown Lancaster, Lincoln Highway, Rockvale Outlets, Urban Outfitters
  • Historic Downtown Trolley - Downtown Lancaster, Amtrak Train Station, RRTA Clipper Magazine Stadium Park 'n Ride lot

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 45 Erick Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Pone: 717-397-5613

Bus roster

Current

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
171-172 Red Rose Transit Authority 172-a.jpg 2007 Gillig BRT 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL
173-178 2007 Gillig BRT 35'
(G29B102N4)
Cummins ISL 173 was damaged by a building collapse.
179 2009 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL
180-181 Red Rose Transit Authority 181-a.jpg 2009 Gillig BRT 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL
182 2010 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL
183 3/2012 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive
184 2012 Gillig BRT HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
185-187 2013 Gillig BRT HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
188-197 2015 Gillig BRT HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
1601-1604 2016 Gillig BRT HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HDS200
1701-1704 2017 Gillig BRT HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins B6.7
1705-1708 2017 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins B6.7
18## 2018 1813-1815, 1817 in service, noted on bus tracker.

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
T44 2005 Optima AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison B300R
T45-T46 2003 Optima AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison B300R
T47-T49 1988 Chance VS-24 Cummins B5.9 Allison
101-104 Red Rose Transit Authority 104-a.jpg 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T70-606)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison V731RH
110-117 1998 WorldTrans 3000
120-123 Red Rose Transit Authority 123-a.jpg 2003 Optima Opus 30' Cummins ISB Allison B300R All are believed to be retired.
124-135 Red Rose Transit Authority 126-a.jpg 2003 Optima Opus 35' Cummins ISB Allison B300R
  • 130 was sold to Transurbano.
  • All are believed to be retired.
161-168 Red Rose Transit Authority 168-a.jpg 2005 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C29B096N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
701-724 1976 Flxible 45096-6-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
831-837 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T7W-603)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
841-845 1983 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
961-976 1990 Flxible Metro "B"
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 1 unit to Golden Touch Employee Shuttle 3513 at JFK Airport, NY.
981-995 1994 TMC RTS-06
(T70-606)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison V731 984 was scrapped after having a fire in 1996.
996 1997 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T70-606)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison V731RH Replacement for 984.

Red Rose Access and Shared-Ride services

Fleet Number
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
A04 2003 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Triton V10 6.8L Gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W Operated by Easton Coach
A07-A14 2008 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic Operated by Easton Coach.
A16-A17 2009 Dodge Caravan Equipped with Braun wheelchair lift.
A21-A31 2009 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic Operated by Easton Coach.
A35-A41 2010 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic Operated by Easton Coach.
A42-A45, A47-A49 2012 Ford

Champion

E450

Challenger

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic Operated by Easton Coach.
A52 2013 Ford

Champion

E450

Challenger

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic
A53 2013 Ford

Champion

E450

Challenger

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic
A54 2013 Ford

Champion

E450

Challenger

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic
A55 2013 Ford

Champion

E450

Challenger

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic
A57 2013 Ford

Champion

E450

Challenger

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic
A59 2013 Ford

Champion

E450

Challenger

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic
A60 2013 Ford

Champion

E450

Challenger

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic
A61 2013 Ford

Champion

E450

Challenger

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford automatic
A64-A70 Red Rose Transit Authority A30-a.jpg 2003 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Triton V10 6.8L Gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W Operated by Easton Coach
A71-A72 2004 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Triton V10 6.8L Gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W Operated by Easton Coach
A73 Red Rose Transit Authority A30-a.jpg 2003 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Triton V10 6.8L Gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W Operated by Easton Coach
A74-A75 2004 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Triton V10 6.8L Gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W Operated by Easton Coach
A76 2005 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Triton V10 6.8L Gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W Operated by Easton Coach
A77-A78 2004 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Triton V10 6.8L Gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W Operated by Easton Coach
A79-A81 2006 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450 Ford Triton V10 6.8L Gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W Operated by Easton Coach
A87 2005 Ford

Coach and Equipment

E450

Phoenix

Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Ford TorqShift 5R110W Operated by Easton Coach

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