All language assistance services for Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority programs and services,
including paratransit functional assessments and paratransit eligibility appeals,
are provided to the public at no charge.
Riders with disabilities gain the freedom of the city and its surroundings with TARPS paratransit service. Buses with lifts, ramps, and attentive staff make the going easy.
All registered TARPS customers may use TARTA’s regular bus line, Call-A-Ride and game shuttle services free of fare! This allows TARPS users more flexibility in their schedules and is a great way to save money.
TARPS/ADA Rider Guide (Updated August 20, 2017)
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TARPS Policy Manual
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TARTA Travel Training Referral
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The continued increase in demand for TARPS has created the need for a dedicated facility. Features of the 80,000 sq. ft. green building’s design include a geothermal heating and cooling system, solar panels, skylights, reflective roofing and earth sheltering for energy efficiency. A biodiesel fueling station for public fleet vehicles is on the site as well.
TARPS operates in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and this service covers the same big area our full-size buses cover: all of Toledo, Maumee, Rossford, Ottawa Hills, Sylvania, Sylvania Township, and Waterville.
To request a TARPS application, please call 419-382-9901, option 2, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and holidays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. After your application is received, you will be contacted by phone and/or email to arrange an in-person interview. Transportation for this interview at 130 Knapp Street, adjacent to the Amtrak/Greyhound Station, is free if you would like to use a TARPS vehicle if your pickup address is within the TARTA service area.
TARPS tickets and passes are available at the TARTA offices, 1127 W. Central Ave., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon.
*Exceptions are Mud Hens and Walleye home games.
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