The History of LANta – Part 5

January 1991. To address growing social service needs, the Lehigh Valley Transportation Bank, similar to the food bank concept, was formed. Funds were donated to underwrite transportation for the needy for enabling purposes like going to job interviews or medical appointments. Up to $7,000 was raised in some years to meet these needs. March 1991.…

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History of LANta – Part 4

LANTA Metro drivers began sporting a new uniform as part of the new Metro image. Blue was the color of choice and all operators wore button down shirts. January – March 1987. Ten 30’ Orion buses arrived and were put into service. The improvements on these buses lead to additional passengers comfort, as well as…

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LANta History – Part 3

The late 70’s and early 80’s brought fuel shortages and long lines at gas pumps and drove LANTA’s ridership to an all time high since its founding in 1972. More than 5 million trips were taken on the system within one fiscal year! And a major comprehensive review of the transit system brought about the…

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