EBS – 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.
Implementation began in 2019 with 6 identified phases beginning with Service improvements, and then completing a series of Capital improvements to stops and corridors to speed up services.
Currently, EBS is operating with frequent, limited stop service to all stations.
Stations will be receiving improvements over the coming years based on local, community feedback. To improve your local station, please reach out to LANTA and get involved in station area planning.
- 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 7.6 mile core alignment between Downtown Allentown and Southside Bethlehem connecting to destinations like Coca-Cola Park, Airport Rd, Lehigh Shopping Center, Bethlehem Rose Garden, Moravian Historic District, and SteelStacks.