(TOLEDO, Ohio) – Effective FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020, TARTA will be running on Level Ill service.
In addition to a Saturday fixed route schedule, there will be no Call-A-Ride or Express Service. We are also limiting TARPS to essential trips only pending further notice.
We will limit the number of passengers to ten on each fixed route vehicle and provide ambassadors and additional supervisor presence to assist drivers and riders during lineup. Additionally, shadow service will be implemented on fixed route to address overflow demand.
TARPS riders who already have rides scheduled are being notified of the changes.
“In order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in our community, TARTA will initiate Level III service delivery. The health and safety of our staff and riders is of upmost importance to us and we are taking every precaution to ensure their protection,” TARTA General Manager, Kim Dunham, said.
“The decision to cut or lessen service is a difficult one, as we realize that without bus service, there are people in our community who have limited mobility access. There is no time that this access is more important than during this unprecedented national pandemic.
We ask for everyone’s patience and assistance during these uncertain times and request that you only use our service if absolutely necessary.”
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation continuously and will keep the public apprised of future developments.
Anyone with questions is encouraged to call 419-243-7433, visit www.tarta.com and TARTA’s social media platforms.
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