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Route 4 ~ Grand Easton

Good afternoon everyone,

Here is a new route operated by the LTA to connect two of the city’s most valuble transit hubs. Route 4 ~ Grand Easton is an express route which operates between the Waterfront Bus Terminal (Bus Lane) and Grand Easton Stations previously unused open-air annex on Columbus Avenue. With the route being express in nature, please make sure that you are not stopping anywhere except where indicated by the orange dash marks on the map.

Destination signs will be updated on this route later today.

Route 4 ~ Grand Easton

Route 4 ~ Grand Easton

Route 4 ~ Grand Easton

Route 4 ~ Grand Easton

Another destination sign is on the way, has yet to be uploaded to my image server.

Route 71 ~ Saratoga (Garage)

Hey drivers,

Another new route to the database is Route 71 ~ Saratoga (Garage) which travels from various parts of Liberty City to the Liberty Transit Authority garage at Saratoga Avenue. The goal of this route is to avoid losing revenues on buses returning to the garages throughout the city. At this time, there is only one garage/teminal which we will be testing this type of route on.

There are 3 sub-routes for Route 71 ~ Saratoga (Garage).:

71 ~ Saratoga Garage – This route will travel from Bus Lane to the Saratoga Garage, making all normal stops. This bus terminates at the garage.

71A ~ Saratoga – This route is the flagship of this series of routes. 71A is responsible for the continuous back and forth between the Broker Bus Terminal and the Saratoga Avenue Garage.

71E – Any bus which is going to go “Out of Service” for travel back to the Saratoga Garage will wear this number. Passengers may board at the terminal of departure BUT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EXIT UNTIL ARRIVAL AT THE SARATOGA GARAGE. This route ends here, there are no connections.

Route 71A ~ Saratoga
Route 71A ~ Saratoga
Route 71 ~ Saratoga Garage

Route 71 ~ Saratoga Garage

Route 71A ~ Saratoga

Route 71A ~ Saratoga

Route 71E ~ Saratoga Garage

Route 71E ~ Saratoga Garage

Route 8 ~ Medical Express

Hey drivers,

In response to the high amount of 9-1-1 calls to the emergency dispatch center, the Liberty Transit Authority is working closely with the Liberty City Emergency Services (LCPD, FDLC, and MS Paramedics) to provide transportation from the busiest parts of Algonquin to the local hospitals. With MS Paramedics and FDLC responding to a rise in calls (up 14% from last year), patients who are able to make it to the hospital on their own power can use this service to transport themselves to the hospital for a lower cost than 9-1-1 services.

Route 8 ~ Medical Express will depart from the Bus Lane SATELLITE terminal (under the highway on Privateer Ave.). This route will depart every 15 minutes heading northbound on Albany Ave. to avoid much of the traffic which Liberty City is used to.

Drivers, please refer to the map for the designated stop points. It is highly imparitive that these are the only stops for this route. Patients traveling on the bus may need medical attention in a very timely manner.

Route 8 ~ Medical Express

Route 8 ~ Medical Express

Route 8 ~ Medical Express (Northbound)

Route 8 ~ Medical Express (Northbound)

Route 8 ~ Medical Express (Southbound)

Route 8 ~ Medical Express (Southbound)

Route 49 ~ Industrial

Hey drivers,

As 2010 continues, the Liberty Transit Authority is renewing our commitment to assisting the citizens of Liberty City by connecting them to the destinations they need to get to. The newest route to the transit system is Route 49 ~ Industrial which will connect the LTA’s Ferry Terminal through the industrial zones of south-eastern Alderney. There are two different direction signs which are affixed to this route. Please see the maps and direction signs posted below for further information.

What do you think of this route? Let us know on the forums!

Please click here for the map.

Route 49 ~ Industrial

Route 49 ~ Industrial (GREEN MAP LINE)

Route 49 ~ Industrial

Route 49 ~ Industrial (BLUE MAP LINE)

Route 9 ~ Airport Express

Hey drivers,

Welcome to 2010! On behalf of the Liberty Transit Authority, we would like to thank all of our guests for their visits to the website and usage of our services. We had a great year in 2009 and hope to have a stronger year in 2010! To start things off, I am proud to introduce one of the routes which as been requested by a user of our community! We look forward to working with our community more and more during 2010, and this is a prime example of this!

The new route, Route 9 ~ Airport Express is exactly as it sounds,  an express route which connects Francis International Airport to the downtown area. The route starts from the FIA bus stop area in-front of the terminal building. Please park at the LAST spot where “City Shuttle 2” is listed to stop as “City Shuttle 1” is where Route 39 ~ Willis stops. At departure, simply follow the Algonqiun-Dukes Expressway, cross the Algonquin Bridge and make your way towards the Waterfront Bus Termial. Please note, THIS ROUTE DOES NOT GO TO BUS LANE. This route has a designated bus stop/shelters which are for this route specifically. To access this area, turn south on Bismarck, east on Jade St., south on Albany Ave., East on Emerald St., and south on Privateer Rd. At the end of Privateer Rd., there is a dedicated stop for this route. It is here where you would change your destination sign to state that you are returning to the airport.

This route is an express route, which states that you are not to make any other stops then the ones outlined by the yellow circles on the map. Stopping on this route removes the “express” aspect, where you are shuttled from one spot to the other as quickly as possible.

I hope you enjoy this route, if you have any suggestions please let us know on the forum!

Please click here for the map.

Route 9 ~ Airport Express
Route 9 ~ Airport Express
Route 9 ~ Airport Express

Route 9 ~ Airport Express

Route 70(A)(B)(L) ~ Schottler

Hey drivers,

I am having another busy period, but I have managed to create a few more routes. This first one which I will release early (unfortunately without a destination sign to accompany it) is going to be Route 70 ~ Schottler. This route is unique as there are two starting points. If you are going to start from the Broker Bus Terminal, you will operate 70B while if you are starting at the end of the hospital loop in Schottler, you will operate 70A or 70L, depending on which route you would like to drive.

Route 70A and 70B are full service, they will travel the entire neighbourhood’s distance, while 70L is like 339 Willis Local (attn, now numbered 39L) in the way which is simply serves a community without a terminal connection. 70L operates from the hospital loop ONLY. See the maps for details.

Destinations will follow shortly, keep checking back to the website!

Route 70(A) ~ Schottler

Route 70(A) ~ Schottler

Route 70(B) ~ Schottler

Route 70(B) ~ Schottler

Route 70(L) ~ Schottler Local

Route 70(L) ~ Schottler Local