- Free Securement Straps Available
EMTA will now offer FREE securement loops for riders using mobility devices.
The loops will help to improve the securement process on EMTA buses. Any interested riders can call Rob Blanchard at 814-452-3515 x 128 for more information.
- Route Name changes
On Sunday, May 1st, 2016 the following route names were changed:
M1 is now Route 1-Glenwood
M3 is now Route 3-Peach Street
M4 is now Route 4- Liberty Street
These routes still service all destinations as before, and the schedules remain the same. The letter “M” was removed followed by a new name.
- Schedule changes in effect for June 18, 2016
Schedule changes in effect for June 18, 2016
- Route 22/31/32
- time adjustments
- Route 29
- Time adjustments ( Serving Walmart/Wegmans all trips)
- Route M3
- Servicing Vo Tech every hour (Erie County Tech School)
- Route 23:
- Servicing Green Township Building
- Time adjustments
- Route 16:
- Now servicing North East Manor
- Route 27
- Time adjustments
- Route 22/31/32
- EFFECTIVE 5/2/16-EMTA SUSPENDS SALE OF 20-RIDE PASSES
EFFECTIVE MAY 2, 2016:
Due to issues with our 20-Ride passes, EMTA will temporarily suspend the sale of this product until the issue is resolved.
In order to accommodate, we will be lowering the price of the 5-Ride pass from $6 to $5.50.
Four 5-Ride passes will now be a total of $22, which equates to the current deal offered with the 20-ride pass.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
*20-Ride passes will still be accepted as a form of payment on our buses, we are just suspending the sale of this product at our offices.
- NEW ADA APPLICATION
To better determine ADA eligibility, the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority has changed the ADA application. An electronic copy can be found at www.ride-the-e.com/programs.
The following persons with disabilities are eligible for EMTA door-to-door ADA services:
- Any person with a disability who is unable, as a result of a physical or mental impairment, and without the assistance of another individual (expect the operator of the wheelchair lift) to board, ride or disembark from any public bus
- Any person with a disability who has a specific impairment-related condition which prevents them from traveling to or from a bus stop on the public bus system.
- Architectural and environment barriers such as distance, terrain or weather, do not, standing alone, form a basis for eligibility. However, a person may be eligible if the interaction of the disability and barriers prevent the person from traveling to or from the public bus stop.
Persons whose disability does not prevent them from using public bus service with be advised to apply for EMTA’s Reduced Transit Fare Program. Under this program, customers ride for 1/2 the full fare on EMTA’s handicap accessible buses.
A grace period for old applications will be offered for 30 days to accommodate the switchover. For more information on ADA eligibility call your EMTA Customer Service Representative at (814)-455-3330.
- EMTA to launch new service in Corry PA, Erie County’s second largest city
Starting November 9th the EMTA will launch community-based service in Corry PA, Erie County’s second largest city. The route will operate Monday-Friday servicing key destinations including; Corry Hospital, Corry Industrial Park, Corry Senior Center, and low-income housing complexes.
The Transit Authority selected Corry for its initial service expansion due to its population, customer feedback, and information contained in a report titled Destination Erie: A Regional Vision (Destination Erie), as well as, comments received from Erie County’s 2010-2012 Transportation Plan Update.
In 2014, EMTA retained Delta Development Group, Inc. to evaluate the viability of providing public transportation service in Corry. A community survey was developed and disseminated to obtain feedback from residents with regard to the need and interest in transit service. Ninety-one percent of the community indicated that they would be interested in riding public transportation if it was available in their area.
A small circular route in Union City will also launch in late November. The circular will service the borough and industrial areas during peak hours. To complete the initial service expansion in southeast Erie County, EMTA has scheduled a merger between the 105 Corry Loop and the Union City circular for mid-2016.
The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Service Expansion Project continues to measure the need for public transportation in the under-served areas in Erie County. The transit agency’s next steps are to measure the need for public transportation in West County, specifically the boroughs of Fairview, Girard, and Lake City. EMTA and the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership will host a public meeting regarding the possible service expansion. The meeting will be held on November 10th at 5:00 PM in the Girard Borough Hall.
- myStop app is now available for Android users
myStop is available in the Google Play store.
Download myStop today and be in charge of your transit needs!