The Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority was founded in 1972.

The Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority was founded in 1972.

Photo: LANta

Starting on July 1, 2022, Transdev will launch its new partnership with the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta).

LANta was founded in 1972. The transit agency provides public, fixed-route bus service throughout the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, including the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. This year marks LANta's 50th anniversary.

“Throughout our procurement process, we were impressed with Transdev’s thorough training programs, operating procedures and use of technology,” said Owen O’Neil, LANta executive director. “We look forward to our new partnership.”

As part of their new partnership, Transdev is contracting for both Lehigh and Northampton Counties and Carbon Transit. The maintenance and operations of LANtaVan paratransit services and Carbon Transit (CT) Services (fixed route and paratransit) includes the management of 99 vehicles and 109 team members. This translates to approximately 350,000 trips for LANtaVan and 35,000 trips for CT. Carbon Transit is administered by the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority as a division of LANta.

“This is another outstanding opportunity for Transdev to partner with an excellent transit agency. We are excited to work with LANta to provide safe, reliable, professional service to the Lehigh and Northampton communities and customers,” said Bill Spraul, Transdev’s south central regional VP. “We are looking forward to showcasing our technology offerings, along with our expertise and experience, that we are confident will significantly improve the LANta service once implemented. Our new partnership with LANta is another testament to our commitment to safety, service and sustainability."

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