Proposed Demand Response Changes

Public Hearing Notice

PARTA will hold public hearings on potential Dial-A-Ride (DART) changes set for July 1, 2018.  Public hearings will be held at the following dates and times:

April 16, Reed Memorial Library                                  10:00 a.m.

April 16, Garrettsville Library                                       2:00 p.m.

April 17, Randolph Senior Center                                10:00 a.m.

April 18, Kent Central Gateway (2nd Floor)                 2:00 p.m.

April 19, Reed Memorial Library                                  5:00 p.m.

April 20, Streetsboro Library                                         2:00 p.m.


The following changes are being recommended:

Reallocating Days/Hours of Operation

Service hours will be reallocated to support expanded days and hours of service, mirroring fixed route services: Monday-Friday 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Increase in DART Fares


DART Current Proposed
General Public $4.00 $6.00
Reduced Fare $2.00 $3.00
Medicaid (Contract with JFS or DD Board) Free
Ticket Book General Public (10 Ride) $30.00 $54.00
Ticket Book Reduced Fare (10 Ride) $15.00 $30.00

Utilization of Fixed Route System

Trips that have easy access to fixed route bus service and have pickup and drop off locations within .3 miles of a fixed route will no longer be eligible for DART service. Trips will still be eligible for DART if pickup or drop off locations are outside the 0.3-mile subject to service availability.

PARTA offers free travel training to help individuals and groups learn to use PARTA’s fixed route system. Individuals who attend the class for the first time receive a free 10-ride pass.  Click here to learn more about travel training and upcoming courses.

Additional Information

Click here to view a PowerPoint of proposed changes.

Click here to view FAQ of proposed DART changes.

Record-Courier Article: PARTA to host hearings on possible fare increases


Please complete the form below with any comments you have regarding the proposed changes.  All comments must be submitted by 4:00 on April 22, 2018.


Route Changes