For Immediate Release
February 17, 2022
Media Contact: Andy Cole
Communication and Marketing Manager
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) reminds customers to plan their trips accordingly as a storm expected to bring snow and icy streets with it approaches the area.
TARTA will run on a normal schedule through Level 1 and Level 2 snow emergencies in Lucas County and Rossford. Huron Street lineups at the downtown Toledo Transit Hub may move to Cherry Street if it’s determined that road conditions on Huron Street are unsafe.
Customers can keep themselves updated on changes by following tarta.com or TARTA social media channels, and news media will also be notified of any services changes.
TARTA services would only be modified and possibly suspended in the event of a Level 3 Snow Emergency. Weather-related schedule changes will be announced by TARTA through social media channels, tarta.com, and news releases.
In the event that a Level 3 Snow Emergency is announced the day before, fixed-line weekday routes will operate on a Saturday schedule from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. If roads are deemed hazardous, prescheduled TARPS trips canceled, with the exceptions of doctor’s appointments and kidney dialysis appointments. Call-A-Ride and UT Blue Loop services would be suspended until the Level 3 Snow Emergency is lifted.
If a Level 3 Snow Emergency is called before 11 a.m., fixed-line service would be scaled back to a Saturday schedule at noon and run until 6 p.m. Call-A-Ride services would run two complete time points and then be suspended for the remainder of the day. Prescheduled TARPS reservations would be canceled, and with the exception of those in life-threatening situations.
In the event that a Level 3 Snow Emergency is called after 11 a.m., fixed-line routes will run on a Saturday schedule beginning with the first available line-up, and the last line-up would take place at 6 p.m.
For a comprehensive look at TARTA’s weather emergency plan, visit tarta.com/rider-information-2/snow-emergency-plan, and keep an eye on TARTA’s social media sites for updates.
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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