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There’s an app for that . . .

EDIT: This app has been discontinued. LANta now uses myStop Mobile for Android, Apple, and Blackberry. Click here for more information. We’ve been working on an ‘app’ for the LANtaBus real-time schedule information for some time now and we are sure our customers have been impatient with us.  During these ‘austere’ times, we searched far…

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How Green is our Valley?

Ran across this article not too long ago: London Bike Share Program not as “green” as had first been reported. The article is interesting in that certain statistics and functional activities were ignored in trying to make this project appear to be contributing greatly to reducing emissions and providing alternative transit. China has similar projects…

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The History of the Bus

LANTA’s 40th anniversary brought to mind the question, how far back does public transportation go?  So we did a Google search and found out a few things:Following their initial inception, buses took some time to catch on as a serious mode of transport.Blaise Pascal, yes, the French Philosopher, invented the first public transit system in…

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BRT … Is that something to eat?

Government is infamous for throwing around acronyms. In transportation, BRT is shorthand for Bus Rapid Transit, a transportation node that is part of the long term vision for public transportation in the Lehigh Valley laid out in the Moving LANTA Forward strategic transportation plan the Authority adopted last year.  It’s a term applied to public…

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Community Awareness Vol 4 Issue 14

Among LANta’s goals annually, is to reach out to as many people in the community as possible to ensure everyone is aware public transportation is available.   We also want to emphasize that the green effects of taking public transportation are many including: ·        Reduce air pollution ·        Reduce the amount of money spent on personal…

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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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