- No EMTA service on Thanksgiving
EMTA will not be operating on Thursday, November 26th. Regular service will resume Friday, November 27th. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
- BUS STOP ON ROUTE M3 MOVED
DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS, ON RT M3 THE BUS STOP LOCATED ON DOWNS DRIVE IN FRONT OF STEAK N SHAKE HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE SOUTH ENTRANCE OF QUAKER STEAK COMING DOWN PEACH ST. THIS IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
- 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.
- Service Update
Starting November 1st, 2015 the following routes will have new simpler route names. Only the route name will be changing. The route number, scheduled times, and route description will remain the same. All routes will have new names by June 2016.
Route 30 will be renamed 30 “West Millcreek”
Route 31 will be renamed 31 “Frontier”
Route 32 will be renamed 32 “Westlake”
EMTA is committed to enhancing your ride! Keep on the lookout for other rider enhancements launching at a stop near you!
- 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.
LOCATIONS FOR COLLEGE eSTICKERS:
- 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
- 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!