Posts Tagged ‘Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority’

NEO Transit Agencies Get FTA Grants

March 13, 2022

Local public transit officials have released information as to how much money they are receiving in Federal Transit Administration grants and for what purposes the funding will be used.

FTA recently announced the awarding of $32,639,029 to improve bus service at five Ohio transit agencies.

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority plans to use its $4 million to rehabilitate its Hayden bus maintenance facility.

Laketran in Lake County will use its $14,681,981 to expand a bus garage and add an operations and maintenance facility.

Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority will get $1,514,888 to replace older buses.

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority in Cincinnati will receive $10,134,960 to replace older buses while the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority will get $2,307,200 to upgrade its maintenance facility and replace older paratransit vehicles.

The funding is coming from the Infrastructure and Jobs Acts approved by Congress last year.

SARTA Launches Canton-Cleveland Route

March 3, 2013

The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority will launch a route from Canton to Cleveland on Monday that at 63 miles may be Ohio’s longest transit service.

The weekday SARTA route will serve the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center’s Wade Park campus and downtown Cleveland three times a day.

Veterans traveling to Cleveland for a medical appointment can ride for free if they schedule their trip through the Stark County Veterans Service Commission.

The fare for other passengers will be $2.50 one way and $5 round trip.
The route originates at the Canton Cornerstone Transit Station at 112 Cherry Ave. SE, leaving each weekday at 6:50 a.m., 10:50 a.m. and 2:50 p.m.

It then will travel north to the American Legion Post 44 at 1633 Cleveland Ave. NW to pick up or drop off the veterans associated with the Veterans Commission and then to Wade Park in Cleveland, arriving at 8:40 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:20 p.m.

The bus also will stop at West Prospect and West Superior avenues (near the Tower City Center) before it returns to Canton.

Each bus can accommodate 32 seated passengers and two wheelchairs. Priority seating will be given to veterans who schedule their trip through the Veterans Commission.

Groups larger than four people and riders with mobility devices not associated with the Veterans Commission should call SARTA to reserve a seat.

SARTA also offers hourly bus service to Akron-Canton Regional Airport and downtown Akron’s Pfaff Transit Center, which has Greyhound intercity bus service. Greyhound bus service to Canton ended nearly a decade ago.

Akron Metro RTA offers 11 weekday round trips between Akron and Cleveland. Also serving downtown Cleveland are routes of Laketran (Lake County) and the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority.