For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Laura Koprowski,
Chief Communications and Customer Experience Officer
(TOLEDO, Feb. 15, 2021) – With weather forecasts predicting up to possibly 12” of snow in the Toledo metro area by tomorrow, Feb. 16, 2021, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is reminding customers about the Authority’s snow emergency plan and protocols.
TARTA is an essential service and operates in a variety of winter conditions including snow emergencies.
To best serve its customers safely and efficiently, TARTA developed a snow emergency plan for its fixed route bus service, Call-A-Ride and the Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service (TARPS). According to the plan, TARTA will operate its current fixed route bus services and regular schedules for TARPS and Call-A-Ride during a Level 1 and Level 2 snow emergency. Service will only be modified and possibly suspended during a Level 3 snow emergency. For details about the snow emergency plan, customers should visit TARTA’s Snow Emergency Plan
At this time, TARTA is planning to operate its current services and scheduled rides for Feb. 16. The Authority will notify the community of any changes on its website, social media channels and rider text alert system. Students who utilize TARTA to travel to school should check with their local school district on possible delays and closures.
Questions about the snow emergency plan should be directed to the TARTA information line at (419) 243-7443 or the TARPS information line at (419) 382-9901. Details are also available at www.tarta.com.
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) provides a vital link in the Toledo metro region 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 the metro region into the future of public transit.
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