Enhanced Bus Service – Rapid Transit for the Lehigh Valley
EBS, or Enhanced Bus Service, is LANTA’s longstanding name for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
BRT is a mode of transit that provides fast, frequent, and comfortable transit service along a dedicated transit line or corridor.
BRT provides most of the features of a light rail line without the expensive costs of rail.
LANTA began this process in 2010 by identifying rapid transit as a regional need, and in 2014 the Lehigh Valley Enhanced Bus BRT Study was completed.
Core network corridors and alignments were identified and assessed in the Study, and have been refined in the years since to finalize corridors and station stop locations.
Two Lines have been identified as productive BRT corridors for development.
- The Green Line is a 14.1 mile line serving the core urban areas of Allentown and Bethlehem. This line connects shopping in Whitehall Township to Southside Bethlehem via center city Allentown and downtown Bethlehem.
- The Blue Line is a 26.8 mile line connecting the entire valley east to west from the emerging jobs center in Trexlertown / Breinigsville all the way to downtown Easton.
Both lines share a 6 mile core alignment along Union Blvd and West Broad Street connecting to destinations like Coca-Cola Park, Airport Rd, and the Lehigh Shopping Center.
2014 Enhanced Bus Service Study Executive Summary – Click for PDF