Lowell Regional Transit Authority (Fixed Route)
Lowell, MA

Place Of Performance:Lowell, MA
Customer Since:2004
General Manager:John Whitaker
Staffing Levels:
     Operations51
     Maintenance12
     Administration10
Annual Ridership:1.5 million
Value Of Operating Budget:$3.8 million
Value Of Capital Budget:$5 million
Number Of Vehicles:46
Service Type:Fixed Route
Website:www.lrta.com

The Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) has been managed by First Transit since July, 2004. The LRTA serves the northern part of the Middlesex County of Massachusetts providing fixed route service to the City of Lowell and the Towns of Tyngsboro, Dracut, Billerica, Tewksbury and Chelmsford.

In August of 2005, the LRTA began operating all of its fixed route service out of the new Robert B. Kennedy Bus Transfer Center.  The Kennedy Center is located at the Gallagher Intermodal Transit Terminal.  The addition of the Kennedy Center makes the Gallagher Terminal a true intermodal terminal in the sense that all of the LRTA's 17 fixed routes now connect with the MBTA commuter rail, Peter Pan and Trailways intercity coaches, and the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority.  At the dedication ceremony, Congressman Martin Meehan proclaimed that now the citizens of Greater Lowell could come to the Gallagher Terminal and embark on a journey that could take them anywhere, from Billerica to Bangkok.