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Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA)


Last edited by van2006ko on Thursday, August 20th, 2015

 

1998 New Flyer D35LF LANTA #9815 Taken by Chris Schmidt

#9815 taken by Chris Schmidt

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The Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA) was created in 1972 and serves the Easton, Allentown, and Bethlehem areas in Northampton and Lehigh Counties.  LANTA also provides contracted service for Carbon County Community Transit, such as the LYNX.

Today, LANTA's 35ft and 40ft Metro buses operate on 17 daytime city routes, 7 suburban routes, 7 school routes and the Silverline Express route.  In the evening, there is the Starlight and Night Owl service that provides evening service for the area.  On Saturdays, the Slater Express Van brings area residents to Palmer Park Mall.

 

Metro Bus Fleet (click for pictures)

 

Year    Manufacturer Fleet Number  Length  Model Engine  Transmission
1998   New Flyer
 
9801-9815 35 feet D35LF Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R
1998   New Flyer 9816-9820 40 feet D40LF Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R
2001   New Flyer 0121-0130 40 feet D40LF Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R
2001   New Flyer 0131-0140 35 feet D35LF Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R
2002   New Flyer 0241-0245 40 feet D40LF Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R
2002   New Flyer 0246-0250 35 feet D35LF Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R
2003   New Flyer 0351-0360 40 feet D40LF Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R
2004   New Flyer 0461-0465 35 feet D35LF Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R
2004   New Flyer 0466-0470 40 feet D40LF Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R
2006   Gillig 0671-0674 35 feet G29B102N4 Cummins
ISL 280
Allison B400R
2006   Gillig 0675-0678 40 feet G29D102N4 Cummins
ISL 280
Allison B400R
2010 Gillig 1079-1081 35 Foot G30B102N4 Cummins ISB Allision E-40
2010 Gillig 1082-1083 40 Foot G30D102N4
Cummins ISB Allision E-40
2012 Gillig 1289-1293 35 Foot G30B102N4 Cummins ISB Allision E-40
2012 Gillig 1284-1288 40 Foot G30D102N4 Cummins ISB Allision E-40
2014 Gillig 1400-1403 40 Foot G30D102N4 Cummins ISB Allision E-40
2014 Gillig 1404-1408 35 Foot G30B102N4 Cummins ISB Allision E-40

 

All time Roster

Year    Manufacturer Fleet Number  Length  Model Engine  Transmission
1973 GMC 7301-7359
T6H-4523A
6v71N
1983 Neoplan 8301-8310
35 feet AN435
6v92TA Allison HT-747
1983 Neoplan 8311-8320
40 feet AN440 6v92TA Allison HT-747
1983 Neoplan (3)
8401-8410
40 feet AN440 6v92TA Allison HTB-748
1987 Orion 8421-8730
30 feet
1.502
6v71NA Voith 851.2
1989 Orion 8931-8935
30 feet
1.507 6v71NA Voith 851.2
1989 Orion 8936-8950
35 feet
1.507 6v71NA Voith 851.2
1992 Orion 9201-9203
25 feet
02.501
 
1995 AVS 9501
22 feet

 
1995 Orion 9504-9513
25 feet
02.501  
 


















 
Notes:
  1. LANTA also had retained 3 inactive 1989 Orion Is (8941, 8944, 8932) with the Detroit Diesel 6v71 hooked up to a Voith transmission, these three buses were moved off of the property in 2007. 
  2. The LYNX service uses 2007 Starcraft Allstar 24 Passenger Body cutaway with a Chevy C5500 Chassis.
  3. Purchased from SEPTA in 1998
 
LANTA's Plans
 
Now that Act 44 provided additional money for transit systems across the state, LANTA is looking at completely overhauling its system. They call this regional transportation development plan "Moving LANTA forward."  You can read more about this plan by visiting the following website:
 
Moving LANTA forward blog  
New Service Proposals
 
 
 
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