For Immediate Release
August 31, 2021
Media Contact: Andy Cole
Communication and Marketing Manager
As the effects of the pandemic continue to impact people and businesses in the Toledo area, those who depend on public transportation can continue to get to work, school, and other sites without having worry about how to pay.
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) Board of Trustees has announced that rides will remain fare-free on buses, paratransit, and Call-A-Ride vehicles through Dec. 31, 2021. TARTA hasn’t charged passengers since March 17, 2020.
“We hope the extension of the free-fare period gives some peace of mind to people who rely on TARTA to reach their job, their doctor’s office, or anywhere else their day-to-day routine and needs may take them,” said TARTA Board President Kelsie Hoagland.
“As our local businesses and residents continue to deal with the COVID pandemic, now is the time to make TARTA easy to use and continue safety protocols such as free-fares.”
Masks are still required for passengers on all TARTA vehicles through January 18, 2022, and are available for free on board.
TARTA remains committed to reaching out to members of its ridership negatively impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and keeping passengers safe and moving on a reliable transit system.
TARTA provides a vital link in the Toledo metro area to jobs, education, health care and other destinations. It enables everyone in our community to have access to transportation regardless of their age, race, physical ability or economic background.
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