For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Laura Koprowski,
Chief Communications and
Customer Experience Officer
(TOLEDO, Aug. 6, 2020) -The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is announcing fall schedule changes to its service to take effect Aug. 16, 2020. The following TARTA routes will be discontinued due to low ridership:
Low ridership on these routes is attributed to the coronavirus pandemic which is impacting employment and work hours. In addition, local, state and federal health and safety guidelines advise to only use public transit for essential trips is also impacting TARTA’s ridership.
TARTA schedules are available at tarta.com/routes or by calling 419-243-RIDE (7433). Riders are also encouraged to utilize mobile transit applications like Transit, Passio Go! or Google Maps for other real-time routing options.
There are no schedule changes to TARTA’s paratransit service, Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service (TARPS). TARTA will also continue to follow its COVID-19 Rider Safety Guidelines which include requiring passengers to wear a facial covering and no fare collection. For a complete list of the Rider Safety Guidelines, visit tarta.com/coronavirus.
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (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 Toledo into the future of public transit.
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