As part of their obligation under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines, representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) Rural Transit Division were on site in Allentown and Nesquehonging to conduct a thorough review of the Carbon County Community Transportation (CCCT) system.
Since 1996, LANTA has been managing the transit operation in Carbon County on behalf of that community. LANTA staff oversees the operations and submits plans and applications to PennDOT on behalf of Carbon, to provide door-to-door demand response Shared Ride services and the Lynx, a fixed-route service that links the major boroughs in the County.
The daily operations are provided by way of a subcontract with the private, for-profit Easton Coach Company of Forks Township.
PennDOT reviewed the financial management elements as well as the operation itself and inspected the fleet equipment that is purchased with FTA and state funds.