Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority

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The Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority (BARTA) is in Reading, Pennsylvania. BARTA has 57 buses, including 9 hybrids.

Current fleet

  • 2003 Optima Opus 35 ft. buses (0301-0305) 0304 is retired due to a fire in January of '08.
  • 2003 New Flyer D40LF 40 ft. buses (0321-0323)
  • 2004 Optima Opus 35 ft. buses (0406-0410)
  • 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40 ft. buses (0431-0432)
  • 2005 Gillig BRT 35 ft. buses (0533-0549)
  • 2007 Gillig BRT 35 ft. buses (0750-0756)
  • 2008 Gillig BRT 35 ft. buses (0857-0862) and 40 ft. buses (0881-0882)
  • 2009 Gillig BRT 40 ft. buses (0983-0984)
  • 2009 Gillig BRT 40 ft. hybrid electric buses (0991-0995)
  • 2010 Gillig BRT 40 ft. hybrid electric buses (1096-1099)

9110 was put up for bid on Thursday, August 19, 2010 along with one 1993 Ford Aerostar minivan (70) and two 2000 Ford Explorer XLTs(73-74). The vehicles were due by Thursday, September 23, 2010. BARTA received 5 hybrid-powered Ford E-450 paratransit vans for 2012 (1237-1241). They received 23 gasoline-powered Ford E-450 paratransit vans for 2011. 0304 got scrapped in 2010, before the first week of May. After it caught on fire in January 2008, it sat at the dead wall.