For Immediate Release
August 18, 2021
Media Contact: Andy Cole
Communication and Marketing Manager
As some of the world’s best golfers get ready to tee-off for the Solheim Cup at Toledo’s Inverness Club, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is chipping in to make sure the event is accessible to everyone who wants to watch.
In partnership with “Toledo is for Everyone” – an effort that promotes the region as the most inclusive community in the nation – TARTA and Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service (TARPS) will be providing free accessible transportation to the Solheim Cup shuttles from Aug. 31-Sept. 6.
“TARTA is always thrilled to support events like the Solheim Cup that give the Toledo area a chance to demonstrate to a broader audience the inclusive, dynamic community we are a part of,” said TARTA Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Dunham.
“TARTA strives to connect riders with disabilities to work, school, entertainment, and everything else our area has to offer. As part of ‘Toledo is for Everyone,’ we are happy to provide free, accessible rides to help our entire community enjoy one of the biggest events in women’s golf.”
Riders can take TARTA’s Route 31H bus or reserve TARPS transportation to the Stranahan Theater, at 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard in Toledo, which will serve as General Parking for the event. From there, attendees will be able to catch a free ADA shuttle to Inverness.
Passengers wishing to travel directly to the Inverness Club may use TARTA’s Route 5 bus. TARTA’s Call-A-Ride service will also be available for those wishing to go to the Stranahan whose pick-up location is in the Maumee Call-A-Ride area, as well as to take those riders from the theater back to Maumee. Riders are reminded that all Call-A-Ride service must be booked one day in advance.
The first day passengers will be able to book rides to the event through TARPS is Aug. 24. Guests using the TARPS service for the event must be dropped off at the Stranahan Theater, and all requested TARPS trips for the tournament will be dropped off and picked up at the theater.
As TARTA reinvents itself, it continues its push to serve the mobility needs of the whole community and to be the accessible, disability-friendly transit system that northwest Ohio needs and deserves.
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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