The "e" Buses

The"e" can get you where you need to go -- whether that’s to work, school, around town or across town.

The"e" runs every day except on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

Buses are handicapped accessible. Each bus has a built-in ramp that lowers to allow those in wheelchairs to board the bus. Once on the bus, there are positions available to secure the wheelchair.

Get more information about routes and fares

View the interactive map of the "e" routes

Free Transit Program For Senior Citizens

Who qualifies? Those 65 years of age and older.

What is the cost? It’s free.

How do I register for the program? Simply come into the "e" office at 127 East 14th Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and fill out the registration form. Your senior pass will be created for you right then and there.

Besides the form, do I need to provide anything else? Yes, you will need to bring one of the following IDs with you:

A Social Security card or Medicare card are NOT valid proof of age documents.

For more information, download the 65+ Program brochure [PDF] or call (814) 452-2801.

Reduced Transit Fare Program

Reduced Transit Pass Cash Fare
(with the "e" issued ID card) passengers with disabilities ride for 1/2 fare except during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Reduced Transit Fare.....................................$ .55
Transfer........................................................$ .05 

Children 4 years and under are no charge. Limit of three (3) children 4 years of age and under per fare.  

Bike on the Bus Program

Bike on the Bus Program makes it easy for you to transport your bicycle while riding the "e".

Where do I put my bike on the bus? Bike racks are available on regular route buses from date here through date here.

Do I load my bike on the rack? Yes. You are responsible for loading and unloading your bike. It only takes about 30 seconds to do it.

How do I know how to load it? Training is available at the "e" offices. Call (814) 452-3515 for more information/

Are there restrictions? Riders use the racks at their own risk. An adult must accompany children younger than age 12.

Are the bike racks available all year? No, Bike racks are available from April 15th to November 15th.

The BayLiner Trolley is Your Free Ride!

Convenient for employees who work at downtown businesses and organizations such as Hamot, HealthSouth and Erie Insurance, the BayLiner provides a quick and easy transportation option. And it’s free!

Riding the BayLiner also makes it easy to go to businesses, restaurants and entertainment spots along State Street. Service begins at the bayfront and runs to 14th Street, using State Street.

Service: Monday through Friday

Bayfront Park and Ride – 6:10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Intermodal Center -- 6:16 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Get a live view of the Trolley’s location using the Downtown Trolley Tracker

The BayLiner service begins at the bayfront and runs to 14th Street, using State Street. So, get on board a trolley and travel to your favorite downtown spot! To request brochures for your business, please call 459-8922.

Can I rent the BayLiner Trolley? No. Federal regulations took effect April 30, 2008, to more clearly limit the role of public transit systems in offering charter bus service. That means that the"e"can no longer accommodate individual and group trip requests. There will be no more Bayliner Trolley rentals. Some trips for elected officials and human service organizations may be allowed if certain criteria are met. The potential penalty for violation is the loss of all federal funding.

Download a Bayliner Trolley Schedule [PDF]

The "e" LIFT

The LIFT Program is the name of the County of Erie’s safe, reliable, customer-friendly, shared-ride, advanced-request transportation system. The LIFT’s goal is to provide all of your transportation needs.

What is the LIFT? The LIFT is a wheelchair-accessible vehicle that can accommodate most accessibility devices.

Who can use the LIFT? All organizations and residents of Erie County who live beyond the bus routes or are unable to utilize bus services. Income is not a consideration and there is no fee to apply.

Is there a fee to use the LIFT? The lift is low or no cost transportation determined through the application process. Please contact the LIFT offices to see how this applies to you.

How do I use the LIFT? You need to register for LIFT services by completing a simple application form. These forms are available at most area social-service agencies and at the LIFT administration office at 825 West 18th Street.

Where does the LIFT go? The LIFT operates within the borders of Erie County and will provide door-to-door service. Typical trips include transportation to medical appointments, shopping and recreational activities.

When are services available? Services are available in the Erie urbanized area Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., except holidays. Services are available in the rural areas Monday through Friday. Please call for the available times at (814) 455-3330.

How do I contact the LIFT for scheduling? The LIFT scheduling Line, 814-456-2299, is available seven days a week. Monday through Friday you may call and schedule rides between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  On Saturday and Sunday the Scheduling Line is automated and only accepting reservations for the following day. Calls will be returned between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to confirm scheduling information.

Download the Rural Transportation for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Project application [PDF]
Download the LIFT Senior Citizen Program application [PDF]
Download the American Disability Act (ADA) application [PDF]
Download the Medical Assistance Transportation (MATP) Program Application. [PDF]

How can I get transportation to rural areas?

To serve people with disabilities who either live in the rural area or need transportation to the rural area, the e/LIFT is providing discounted shared ride services for eligible residents of Erie County. Get more information about the Rural Transportation Program for Persons with Disabilities program.

Schedule/fare info: (814) 452-3515
Marketing: (814) 459-8922
Operations: (814) 452-2801 
127 East 14th Street • Erie, PA 16503
LIFT: Scheduling (814) 456-2299
Administration: (814) 455-3330
825 West 18th Street • Erie, PA 16502

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