For Immediate Release
February 10, 2022
Media Contact: Andy Cole
Communication and Marketing Manager
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is set to join Ohio’s other public transportation agencies in celebrating Ohio Loves Transit Week, which runs from February 13-20.
TARTA’s activities for this event will include hosting a virtual community forum – Empowering People To Make Connections – on Monday, February 14, from 5-6 p.m. Keynote speaker and nationally-recognized transit expert Bethany Whitaker of Nelson\Nygaard will discuss the steps TARTA and others have taken during the pandemic to ensure passenger safety, and TARTA CEO Laura Koprowski and Director of External Communications Sam Melden will outline the changes that lie ahead in 2022.
“Ohio’s public transit systems provide hundreds of thousands of trips per day, keeping people in touch with work, family, and every other aspect of their lives,” TARTA CEO Laura Koprowski said. “Public transportation and mobility can make lives better, and we see that in action every day in the Toledo area.
“I am so proud to be part of a team that is changing the public perception of TARTA. Ohio Loves Transit Week gives us another opportunity to showcase who we are, who we are going to be, and how that benefits the people and businesses of Lucas County.”
TARTA also has customer appreciation events scheduled for February 16 and the downtown Toledo Transit Hub and February 17 for TARPS passengers.
Organized by the Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA), Ohio Loves Transit is designed to highlight the impact of public transportation on our communities and its role as a driving factor for economic development.
TARTA thanks its Ohio Loves Transit partners for their support of Ohio Loves Transit Week and their continued commitment to public transportation:
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. TARTA is underway with exploring and introducing new initiatives and service options that will enhance convenience and customer experience while moving our region into the future of public transit.
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