Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority

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The Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority (BARTA) is in Reading, Pennsylvania. BARTA has 54 buses, including 16 hybrids.

Current fleet

  • 2004 Optima Opus 35 ft. buses powered by Cummins ISB (0406-0410) In process of being retired
  • 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40 ft. buses powered by Detroit Diesel Series 50-EGR (0431-0432) Expected to be retired in 2017
  • 2005 Gillig BRT 35 ft. buses powered by Cummins ISL (0533-0549)
  • 2007 Gillig BRT 35 ft. buses powered by Cummins ISL (0750-0756)
  • 2008 Gillig BRT 35 ft. buses (0857-0862) and 40 ft. buses (0881-0882) Powered by Cummins ISL
  • 2009 Gillig BRT 40 ft. buses powered by Cummins ISL (0983-0984)
  • 2009 Gillig BRT 40 ft. hybrid electric buses (0991-0995) Powered by Cummins ISB/Allison E Drive
  • 2010 Gillig BRT 40 ft. hybrid electric buses (1096-1099) Powered by Cummins ISB/Allison E Drive
  • 2015 Gillig BRT 40 ft. hybrid electric buses (1542-1544) Powered by Cummins ISB6.7/BAE HybriDrive
  • 2016 Gillig BRT 40 ft. hybrid electric buses (1605-1608) Powered by Cummins ISB6.7/BAE HDS-200

0410 was donated to the Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center on Monday 12/12/16. Another one of the Opus buses was donated to the Berks Career & Technology Center (BCTC) on Sunday 12/18/16. 0407 was put up for bid in early 2017. The remaining 2 Opus buses and the 2 Gillig Low Floor buses will be diverted to COLTS (County of Lackawanna Transit System), which is headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to fill the gaps in shortage of buses.