Welcome to PARTA

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to PARTA’s redesigned website.  We hope you find the site helpful and easy to use, pointing you in the right direction as you look for information about PARTA’s services.

Who is PARTA? We’re the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority, the regional transit authority serving Portage County, Ohio, celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2015.

If you live or work in Portage County, no doubt, you see them everywhere – buses with the familiar bright green and yellow striping that identifies them as PARTA buses.  The transit fleet you see, safely operated by skilled, courteous bus operators,  together with a human support network you don’t often see –  dispatchers, schedulers, mechanics, trainers, operations supervisors, administrative and information technology professionals –  we are PARTA.

One of 61 transit systems in Ohio, PARTA operates fixed-route and county-wide demand response public transportation services, provides on and off campus transportation for Kent State University, and operates the Kent Central Gateway Multimodal Facility – in downtown Kent.

Through our transportation services, we connect people to the community. Last year we moved 1.5 million people – getting them to work, to school, to medical appointments, to the grocery store, and to other essential services and destinations.

PARTA’s primary job is to safely transport people.  But at PARTA, we also strive to help build and strengthen the Portage County community through our services – by safely transporting people – and also by supporting projects and initiatives to help our community to become better place to live, a better place to work, and a better place to raise a family.

Thank you for taking a moment to learn more about PARTA.  We welcome your comments and feedback about our redesigned website and your experience with PARTA, as we work continually to make a positive impact on the Portage County community through our services.


Claudia B. Amrhein
General Manager