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Luzerne County Transportation Authority

The Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) is the operator of mass transportation in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and portions of surrounding Luzerne County. Services provided by the LCTA replaced previously offered services of the White Transit Company and Wilkes-Barre Transit Corporation, under a purchase-of-service agreement in 1972.[1]

Luzerne County
Transportation Authority
LCTA16red logo.png
Headquarters315 Northampton St.
Kingston, PA
Service areaWilkes-Barre and Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Service typeBus
Routes16
Fuel typeDiesel
Websitewww.lctabus.com

The LCTA is governed by a nine-member board, appointed by the Luzerne County Council.[2] On August 1, 2019 LCTA was renamed the Northeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.[3]

RoutesEdit

The LCTA operates 15 routes weekdays and Saturdays, serving the urban area of Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding Luzerne County in Pennsylvania. An additional route serves as an inter-city route between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton.[4]

As of July 6, 2010, LCTA routes originate at the James F. Conahan Intermodal Transportation Center on Washington Street near Public Square.[5] The LCTA shares the bus boarding platforms with Martz Trailways. Before the move, the LCTA began trips at Public Square, as it had since its inception in 1972.

LCTA buses connect in Pittston Township and Old Forge to County of Lackawanna Transit System buses.

Operating FleetEdit

LCTA operates 38 transit buses in its fleet. The fleet is a mix of Gillig coaches, in 30, 35 and 40 foot variations; and in their Phantom, Advantage and BRT models.[6]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Planning, Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Task Force" (PDF). Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Planning, Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Task Force" (PDF). Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  3. ^ "LCTA renames itself NEPTA, details Murray Complex plans". Times Leader. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ Luzerne County Transportation Authority Website
  5. ^ http://www.lctabus.com/IntermodalFacility.htm
  6. ^ "Luzerne County Transportation Authority introduces three new Diesel-Electric Hybrid buses to their fleet". Luzerne County Transportation Authority. Retrieved 24 September 2013.