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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LANta Employs Local Vendors

One may think of LANta in terms of its main mission, to transport riders throughout the Lehigh Valley….and you would be correct. Yet LANta’s role in our community is both deeper and wider than our core function. We are a major direct employer with 186 employees on our staff. In addition, of the more than…

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LANtaVan Application Revamped

In-Person Evaluations required for ADA Eligibility LANtaVan (formerly LANTA Metro Plus) is transportation for people who require specialized service. It is a door-to-door, shared ride service. LANtaVan provides transportation for: · The Pennsylvania Lottery sponsored “Shared Ride” transportation pro­gram. People are eligible if there is no LANtaBus fixed-route service nearby or if they have a…

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