- EMTA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING SERVICE EXPANSION OUT IN ERIE’s WEST COUNTY
ERIE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (EMTA) TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING SERVICE EXPANSION OUT IN ERIE’S WEST COUNTY.
JULY 20, 2016- ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA- The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority is searching for input regarding service expansion out Erie’s west county.
A public meeting will be held on July 27, 2016 at the Girard Borough Building (34 Main Street West, Girard, PA 16417) at 5 PM. All are welcomed to attend.
- Route 16 Detour
- Talking Buses to hit the streets June 20, 2016
ERIE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (EMTA) LAUNCHES AUTOMATED PASSENGER COUNTERS AND AUTOMATED VOICE ANNOUCERS ON FIVE EMTA BUSES.
JUNE 20, 2016- ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA- Five APC’s (Automated Passenger Counters) and AVA’s (Automated Voice Announcers) will launch to the streets of Erie. The newly added technology improves the accuracy of EMTA’s ridership reports as well as the overall rider experience.
Automated Passenger Counters track boarding and alighting information based upon bus stop. The technology uses infrared beams which are triggered when riders enter or exit the vehicle. APC’s will improve the accuracy and reliability of EMTA’s ridership reports as well as track ridership patterns. These patterns will allow EMTA to make operational adjustments based upon ridership volume.
Automated Voice Announcers, which are powered by satellite based position information, provides passengers automated bus configuration announcements. As a requirement from the Americans for Disabilities Act, all bus operators are to announce major intersections, transfer points, and places of major interest. AVA’s allow drivers to focus on driving while announcing bus configuration automatically.
EMTA is offering a short demonstration of the newly added technologies at the Intermodal Transportation Center on June 20th at 10am. All media and interested patrons are welcomed to attend.
- Corry School Kids Ride for Free- Summer 2016
Ridership remains steady on the 105 Corry Loop. Next Fall EMTA plans to launch a modified school loop to get kids to and from school. In order to get the kids comfortable with riding public transit, EMTA will allow any student to ride the 105 Corry Loop for free. The promotion will be from June 13th-August 19th. In order to ride for free, all students most show their Corry school I.D. to the driver. Get on board today!
See schedule here: http://www.ride-the-e.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Corry-Schedule.pdf
- eCollege Stickers NOW AVAILABLE!
eCollege stickers are now available at your local universities or any EMTA office. If receiving your sticker from EMTA, please bring proof of enrollment. Get on board with us today!
- New Schedule Layout
New layout, same system. Soon riders may notice interlined routes on separate schedules. But no worries, routes will remained interlined.
The simple new layout, brought to EMTA by transit peers, allows schedules to be easier to understand. The last column lists where and what the bus changes over to.
Interlined routes allow riders to travel across town without having to transfer buses. There is no additional fee for traveling on interlined routes.
Look for these schedules on our buses, in the community, and at our offices in the next few weeks. Get on board with us today!
- 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
Route name changes:
M1 is now Route 1-Glenwood
M3 is now Route 3-Peach Street
M4 is now Route 4- Liberty Street
11 is now Route 11- Harborcreek
12 is now Route 12- Albion
13 is now Route 13- Corry
14 is now Route 14- Edinboro
15 is now Route 15- E. 38th Street
16 is now Route 16- Northeast
21 is now Route 21- Lawrence Park
22 is now Route 22- Tacoma
23 is now Route 23- Belle Valley
24 is now Route 24- McClelland
25 is now Route 25- Wesleyville
27 is now Route 27- State Street
28 is now Route 28- Erie Heights
29 is now Route 29- Asbury
30 is now Route 30- West Millcreek
31 is now Route 31- Frontier
32 is now Route 32- Westlake
- 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.