Welcome Message

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to PARTA’s website.

For over 40 years, PARTA has safely transported people to work, school, medical and dialysis appointments, grocery stores and other essential services and destinations in and around Portage County on fixed route and shared-ride public transit services. Click here to learn more about our fixed routes and “Dial-a-Ride” service.

As PARTA has grown, so too has our presence in the community. In 2013, we opened the Kent Central Gateway Multimodal Facility in downtown Kent. The Gateway offers a 10-bus bay transfer center, 348-space public parking deck, electric vehicle charging stations, a bike-share center and bike lockers, ground-level retail spaces, a Veterans Memorial, and conference rooms available for public rental. Click here to learn more about the Gateway.

New, easier to read bus schedules and streamlined fixed route timing and connections came in 2015, paving the way in 2016 to launch SPOT PARTA – a real-time automatic vehicle location system.  SPOT takes away the guesswork and enables you to track your bus from your phone, and plan your trips from wherever you are.  Click here to learn more about SPOT PARTA.

In 2018, PARTA will open the first and only Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) public-private fueling station in Portage County, making a significant economic and environmental investment to benefit our county today and in the future.

We thank you for your support and welcome your comments about your experience with PARTA, as we work continually to make a positive impact on the Portage County community through our transportation services.



Claudia B. Amrhein
General Manager