Lowell Regional Transit Authority

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Lowell Regional Transit Authority, or LRTA, is the bus system serving the city of Lowell and the surrounding communities in Massachusetts.

History

  • Established in 1976.

Routes

Maps & Schedules
Note: Bus service does not run on Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

City

  • 1 - Kennedy Center to Village Square (Mon-Fri); Kennedy Center to Shop & Save (Sat)
  • 2 - Kennedy Center to White Dove Plaza (Mon-Fri); Kennedy Center to River Road (Sat)
  • 3 - Kennedy Center to North Billerica Train Station (Mon-Sat)
  • 4 - Kennedy Center to V.A. Clinic (Mon-Fri); Kennedy Center to North Billerica Train Station (Sat)
  • 5 - Kennedy Center to Walmart Drum Hill Plaza via Westford St. (Mon-Sat)
  • 6 - Kennedy Center to UMASS South Parking Lot (Mon-Sat)
  • 7 - Kennedy Center to Lowell Voke High School (Mon-Sat)
  • 8 - Kennedy Center to Shop & Save (Mon-Sat)
  • 9 - Kennedy Center to Tsongas Arena (Mon-Fri); Kennedy Center to Fox Hall and South Campus (Sat)
  • 18 - Kennedy Center to John St & Merrimack St (Mon-Sat)

Suburban

  • 10 - Kennedy Center to Ayotte’s Market in Hudson, New Hampshire (Mon-Sat)
  • 11 - Kennedy Center to IRS Facility (Mon-Fri)
  • 12 - Kennedy Center to Wilmington Train Station (Mon-Sat)
  • 13 - Kennedy Center to Chestnut Street Burlington (Mon-Sat)
  • 14 - Kennedy Center to Lahey Clinic (Mon-Sat)
  • 15 - Kennedy Center to IBM (Mon-Sat)
  • 16 - Kennedy Center to Walmart Drum Hill Plaza via Chelmsford St. (Mon-Sat)
  • 17 - Kennedy Center to Triangle Store (Mon-Sat)
  • 19 - Kennedy Center to Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, New Hampshire (Seasonal route, see schedule for details)

Fares

Current

Facilities

Office

  • Address: 145 Thorndike St., Lowell, MA 01852
  • Email: customerservice@lrta.com
  • Fax: (978) 458-9673
  • Phone:
    • Administration: (978) 459-0164
    • Customer Service: (978) 452-6161

Operations Center & Bus Maintenance

  • Address: 100 Hale St., Lowell, MA 01852

Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1001-1002 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 1001-a.jpg 2010 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
1101 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 1101-a.jpg 2012 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
1501-1506 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 1501-a.jpg 2015 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
1507-1510 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 1507-a.jpg 2014 Ford/Coach and Equipment E-450/Phoenix Ford 6.8L Triton V10 Ford TorqShift 5R110W 2015 models.
1511-1512 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 1512-a.jpg 2016 Ford/Coach and Equipment E-450/Phoenix Ford 6.8L Triton V10 Ford TorqShift 6R140
1601-1612 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 1601-a.jpg 2016 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL9
1901-1903 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 1903-a.jpg 2018 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B3400 xFE
  • 1901 entered service on 10/19/2018.
  • 1902 entered service on 10/18/2018.
  • Replaced 0511, 1301 & 1302.
1904-1910 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 1908-a.jpg 2019 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B3400 xFE
2001-2005 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 2001-a.jpg 2019 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B3400 xFE
  • 2020 models.
  • Originally ordered as 1911-1915.
2101-2108 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 2104-a.jpg 2021 Gillig BRT 29'
(G27E102?2)
Cummins L9 Allison B3400 xFE
  • Delivered in March 2021.
  • They will replace all of the 0800 series Gilligs.
  • Originally due in Fall 2020 as 2006-2013, order delayed due to coronavirus
2109-2110 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 2110-a.jpg 2021 Chevrolet

ARBOC

G4500

SOM28G

  • They will replace 1508 & 1509

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2201-2202 2022 Gillig BRT HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
  • To be replacing the 1000 series Gilligs
2203-2206 2022 Chevrolet
Arboc

Spirit of Mobility

  • To be replacing 1507, 1510-1512

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0101-0103 2001 Blue Bird Q-Bus CNG Retired in 2011.
0401-0406 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 0402-a.jpg 2004 ElDorado National EZ Rider II CNG 30' Cummins Westport B Gas Plus Allison B300R
  • Trolley replicas
  • Retired in 2015.
0501-0512 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 0503-a.jpg 2005 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL Allison B300R Retired in 2016.
0701-0712 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 0701-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R Retired in December 2019
0801-0806 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 0805-a.jpg 2007 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech
0807-0812 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 0811-a.jpg 2008 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
0813-0814 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 0813-a.jpg 2008 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
0901-0902 2009 Ford/Starcraft E450/Allstar Ford Triton V10 6.8L Ford TorqShift 5R110W
101-103 1980 Boyertown ? Trolley replica
104-105 1985 Boyertown ? Trolley replica
204 1980 TMC T-30 CityCruiser Detroit Diesel 6V53T Allison MT-643 Ex-Cape Ann 204.
275-279 1980 TMC T-30 CityCruiser Detroit Diesel 6V53T Allison MT-643 Ex-MVRTA 275-279.
1003-1005,
1007-1008,
1037
1978 GMC RTS-03
(TW-7603)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Ex-PVTA 1003-1005, 1007-1008, 1037.
1201 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 1201-a.jpg 2012 Ford/Starcraft E-450/Allstar Ford Ford TorqShift 5R110W Retired from revenue service and is currently used as a road supervisor vehicle.
1301-1302 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 1301-a.jpg 2013 Ford/Elkhart Coach E-450/ECII Ford 6.8L Triton V10 Ford TorqShift 5R110W Retired in 2018.
3524-3525,
3540
1961 GMC TDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway 3524-3525 & 3540.
6681-6686 1963-1965 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
6689 1967 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
6691-6692 1969 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
7071-7080 1961 GMC TDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-Transport of New Jersey R3xx's.
  • Bought used by MBTA in 1977 & leased to LRTA.
7095-7099 1972 Flxible 111CD-D06-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Leased to LRTA from the MBTA from 1974-1977.
7350-7359 1972 Flxible 111CD-D05-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Leased to LRTA from the MBTA from 1974-1977.
7901-7922 1979 TMC T-30 CityCruiser Detroit Diesel 6V53T Allison MT-643
8001-8010 1980 GMC RTS-03
(T7W-603)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
9201-9222 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 9215-a.jpg 1992 Flxible Metro "C"
(35096-6TL)
Detroit Diesel 6L71TA Allison V731
9401-9413 1994 Gillig Phantom 30'
(3096TB6CT)
Cummins C8.3
9801-9802 Lowell Regional Transit Authority 9802-a.jpg 1998 Blue Bird CSFE

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