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The Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority (BARTA) is in Reading, Pennsylvania. BARTA has 52 buses, including 40 hybrids.

Current fleet

  • 2007 Gillig BRT 35 ft. buses (0750-0756) Powered by Cummins ISL (In process of being retired; 0750, 0752-0755 placed for auction on GovDeals.com)
  • 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
  • 2018 Gillig BRT 35 ft. hybrid electric buses (1801-1805, 1808-1812) Powered by Cummins B6.7/BAE Hybrid
  • 2018 Gillig BRT 40 ft. hybrid electric buses (1806-1807) Powered by Cummins B6.7/BAE Hybrid
  • 2019 Gillig BRT 35 ft. hybrid electric buses (1901-1905, 1912-1918) Powered by Cummins B6.7/BAE Hybrid (These are part of the 18 buses owned by the SCTA. 1906-1911 were leased to Red Rose Transit for operation.)

Retired fleet (as of November 2015)

  • 2003 Optima Opus 35 ft. buses powered by Cummins ISB (0301-0305) 0304 was scrapped after having a fire in January 2008. 0301-0303 & 0305 were put up for auction on 11/13/2015.
  • 2003 New Flyer D40LF 40 ft. buses powered by Detroit Diesel Series 50-EGR (0321-0323) All 3 units were put up for auction on 11/13/2015.
  • 2004 Optima Opus 35 ft. buses powered by Cummins ISB (0406-0410)
  • 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40 ft. buses powered by Detroit Diesel Series 50-EGR (0431-0432) Moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, obtained by Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
  • 2005 Gillig BRT 35 ft. buses powered by Cummins ISL (0533-0549)

4 of the Opus buses (0406, 0408-0410) were leased by COLTS (County of Lackawanna Transit System) in Scranton, Pennsylvania in June 2017. COLTS obtained the buses to fill a gap with the lack of buses in their fleet. 0410 was originally donated to the Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center for students to use for hands-on training after it retired at the end of 2016. Then, a second bus (0407) was donated to the Career and Technology Center.

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