The SID below has a Top Altitude of 5000 feet, but its Minimum Enroute Altitude (MEA) is above 5000 feet. Why?
I am referring to the SID depicted below, from FAA's SID charts (plate and departure route description). As one can see, the Top Altitude is 5000 for this particular SID. Nevertheless, if we take a look at the MEAs of its transition route, we notice values much greater than 5000 feet (8000, 11000 and 15000 feet).
Could someone explain to me the reason behind this?