LANTA bus routes are a mystery

LANTA bus routes are a mystery

There are 13 comments on the The Morning Call story from Sep 26, 2008, titled LANTA bus routes are a mystery. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

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Black Hole Resident

Allentown, PA

#1 Sep 26, 2008
God forbid Americans take the iniative to figure out for themselves which route to take. The LANTA website is excellent and it is very easy to maintain a set of paper schedules and figure out for yourself the routes and times. The Allentown Transportation Center has such maps as you refer to. What next a government program to help lazy, ignorant, dependant people figure out when the bus will come?
Joe Blow

Reading, PA

#2 Sep 26, 2008
Why don't you just join the 21st century and go online? Do it at the library if you have to. No point in LANTA paying to print paper schedules. Airlines stopped printing timetables years ago.
Frank

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Sep 26, 2008
You sound the same geniuses like they have at my work that decided we didn't need a phone book, everyone could go online. Works great until the network is down, or your computer is locked up due to antivirus updates. The letter writer made a good suggestion. If LANTA wants more business, they need to make it easy find out where and when the bus runs.
Joe Blow wrote:
Why don't you just join the 21st century and go online? Do it at the library if you have to. No point in LANTA paying to print paper schedules. Airlines stopped printing timetables years ago.
Steve

Allentown, PA

#4 Sep 26, 2008
Yeah have more paper for the morons in center city to throw around and have blowing around and no one to clean it up...sounds good to me!

“"Mister, we ARE the weirdos."”

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, Pa

#5 Sep 26, 2008
Steve wrote:
Yeah have more paper for the morons in center city to throw around and have blowing around and no one to clean it up...sounds good to me!
Have you never been to a major city? There aren't PAPER copies of routes lying around- Its a large sign poster, showing the routes. Everyone is so quick to bash other people's ideas.... cripes.

“"Mister, we ARE the weirdos."”

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, Pa

#6 Sep 26, 2008
that was supposed to be posted, not poster... Missed that one lol.
Don Schenk

Allentown, PA

#7 Sep 26, 2008
Black Hole Resident wrote:
God forbid Americans take the iniative to figure out for themselves which route to take. The LANTA website is excellent and it is very easy to maintain a set of paper schedules and figure out for yourself the routes and times. The Allentown Transportation Center has such maps as you refer to. What next a government program to help lazy, ignorant, dependant people figure out when the bus will come?
The ATC has maps? I only noticed schedules.

The leaflets for the individual routes do have maps, but try deciphering them sometimes.(I did okay on the SATs, but still have to call LANTA sometimes.)

And of course there are the times when LANTA changes a route on you without warning, for some reason or the other. And they don't bother to put up a poster or sign telling you that you're waiting for a bus that'll never arrive, and where to go to catch it.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#8 Sep 26, 2008
Black Hole Resident wrote:
God forbid Americans take the iniative to figure out for themselves which route to take. The LANTA website is excellent and it is very easy to maintain a set of paper schedules and figure out for yourself the routes and times. The Allentown Transportation Center has such maps as you refer to. What next a government program to help lazy, ignorant, dependant people figure out when the bus will come?
Agreed! There are way too many lazy jabronis out there! I even see people ask the bus driver if the bus goes to Easton or the mall when it specifically says so right on the front of the bus. I never fault a driver when he/she reacts hostily to such morons.
nxn459

Allentown, PA

#9 Sep 26, 2008
why is everyone so hostile on these boards?
TRIPLE K

Jamison, PA

#10 Sep 26, 2008
nxn459 wrote:
why is everyone so hostile on these boards?
Its Friday and a lot is bottled up from the week you know!!! Monday is another hostil day as well, so if you are not into hostility I suggest the comic section,or the recipe section or the friendship thread!!! Personally I like hostility!!!!
AuH2O

Allentown, PA

#11 Sep 26, 2008
LANTA does print schedules and they are available at the transfer station, malls, etc..plus just call them and they'll send you them. Hard to read? How come the so-called 'wrong people" riding the buses can figure it out?
What a needy lot we are. No wonder even after using a licensed realtor, lawyer at closing and a bank so many dopes still took mortgages they didn't realize they'd have to pay back.
Commuter

Allentown, PA

#12 Sep 26, 2008
This guy is a doctor? God help us. Good thing he doesn't practice in New York where there are more than the 20 or so routes LANTA has. I wonder if the good doctor has a map and routes brochures at his office. Do you think he buys free bus tickets for his patients?
Disgusted

AOL

#13 Sep 26, 2008
The American version of mass transit is a disgrace. If for no other reason, a trolley system will always be better than a bus system because, if nothing else, people can see where the trolleys go because they can see the tracks and the electric lines above. Pretty much NO ONE knows where the bus routes are. Plus, the bus stop near my house is a rusty sign on a telephone pole. No shelter at all. At the new shopping center at Freemansburg Avenue and Route 33 is the same. Plus, trying to walk across the busy street - with no sidewalks - is almost impossible.

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