Whether it’s to work, to school, to the casino, to the mall or to the heart of downtown Erie, the “e” takes you there. Our region – from Erie to Edinboro – has so many exciting and diverse destinations for recreation, shopping and fun, and you can get there on the e!The “e” is also complemented by the Bayliner Trolley for downtown travel, the LIFT for those needing mobility assistance and the Water Taxi for travel to and from Presque Isle State Park.Are you ready to ride?

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  • Customer Satisfaction Survey

    The EMTA would love to hear how we can improve our services. Please take a few minutes and take our survey.


  • Edinboro Express Detour

    Edinboro Express will not be stopping at Compton due to Normal and Ontario roads being closed. Route will operate on Rt. 99 to 6N to the main driveway of Edinboro University to Pogue Student Center until the roads reopen.

  • Route 31/32 Detour




    Due to construction, routes 31/32 will be using east entrance to Erie National Airport  at Grace Street. Questions call dispatch at 814-452-3515.

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  • Effective 10-1-15: College ID’s



    ALL University college ID’s must have “e” 2015-2016 sticker to prove current student status in order to ride for free.


    • Mercyhurst Main & Mercyhurst NE- OneCard Office
    • Edinboro- ID office in VanHouten or the C-store on the 2nd floor of Pogue
    • Porreco College- Caretakers House
    • Gannon: Resident Assistants, ISO Office, Commuter Life Office, Police and Safety, and Student Success Center
    • Penn State Behrend: RUB Desk


  • FARE INCREASE: 10-1-15


    EMTA Fares: 10-1-15
    Cash Fare One way, one ride $1.35
    Day Pass Purchased on bus. Provides unlimited rides on the day of purchase. Expires at 11:59PM. $2.70
    Token One way, one ride $1.20
    5-Ride Pass 5 one way trips – no expiration date $6.00
    20-Ride Pass 20 one way trips – no expiration date $22.00
    31-Day Pass Provides unlimited rides for 31 consecutive days starting the first day the pass is used in an EMTA fare box. $43.00
    Transfers Good for two hours from the time of purchase and can only be used to complete a one-way trip $0.35 ¢




    Special Fares: 10-1-15
    Park-N-Ride UPMC, Courthouse, and Erie Insurance employee will ride for free with their company ID. $.50
    Children Under age 5 traveling with a fare paying adult. Limit 3 per paying adult. Free
    College Students Gannon University, Penn State Behrend, Edinboro University, Mercyhurst Main, and Mercyhust North East students ride for free with a valid college ID and “e” 2015-16 sticker. Free
    Persons with Disabilities “e” Issued Pass Passengers with disabilities ride for 1/2 fare with the “e” issued ID card) $.65 (one way trip)$. 15 ¢ (transfer)
    Seniors 65+ Anyone 65 years of age and older may ride any EMTA bus for free during all hours of the day by showing their “e” issued ID card. Free

    ADA Tickets= $2.70

  • 2015 University Service

    Mercyhurst University will no longer be running Thursday night service to downtown Erie. Service begins August 26th.

    Mercyhurst NE Route 16: Weekday trip modification. Saturday now running two trips. Service currently operates Mondays-Saturdays.

    Edinboro Express: No longer servicing Meadville. Service begins August 24th.

    Gannon University: Now operating M-F from 7:40AM-6:00PM. Service begins August 26th.

    Penn State Behrend: Service begins August 24th.

    *** Students will be required to get “e”15-16 sticker for their student ID’s. Sticker will prove rider is a current university student. Students have until October before drivers will enforce sticker policy. Call 814-459-8922 for more information.


    See Routes and Fares for university schedules.

  • 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!

  • ‘Cultural Loop’ Pilot Extended

    Service will continue to run Saturdays from 5PM-11PM on a thirty minute loop.

  • EMTA to Launch Pilot ‘Edinboro Loop” Service

    EFFECTIVE JUNE 2, 2015: EMTA to launch pilot ‘Edinboro Loop’ Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am-4pm.

    Loop with service key destinations in Mckean, Washington, and the Borough townships; Ft. Francis Xavier Senior Apartments, Giant Eagle, Walker Road, CVS Pharmacy, Edinboro University, Lakeside Commons Shopping Plaza, Edinboro Library, Highland Village Senior Apartments, and Walmart.


    EMTA will post ‘Edinboro Loop’ schedules on the bus, key destinations around loop service area, and on the EMTA website. Scheduling information is also available by calling the customer service line at 814-452-3515.


    EMTA will continue to run two round trips on Route 14 Monday-Saturday. Route 14 services transportation between Erie, Mckean, Washington, the Borough townships. Route 14 will increase service when Edinboro University is in session.


    EMTA fares are $1.25 for a one-way fare and .25 cents to transfer. EMTA offers discount passes at $40 for unlimited rides for 31 days, 20-ride pass at $20, 5-ride pass at $5.40, and bus tokens for $1.10. EMTA has many locations around Erie county that sells our product, a complete list can be found on our website (www.ride-the-e.com). EMTA fare boxes are unable to create change, please pay with the exact amount.


    EMTA allows seniors ages 65 and over to ride all EMTA buses for free with an “e” issued Senior Identification card. Persons with disabilities ride for ½ of fare (60 cents one-way, 10 cents to transfer) with an “e” issued identification card. Passengers who carry a Medicare card with be issued reduced fare card when signing up. For more information on how to sign up for these programs please call 814-459-8922.


    View the schedule: http://www.ride-the-e.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/EDINBORO-LOOP-FINAL.pdf 

  • Bus Schedules

    Bus schedules can be found at our two office locations (127 E. 14th Street and 208 E. Bayfront Parkway). Every bus shelter lists the entire system for your convenience. Also remember scheduling information can be answered by viewing the “Routes and Fares” tab on our website or by calling the Rideline at 814-452-3515. Get on board and thanks for riding the e!