The Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority is committed to providing safe, dependable, courteous and affordable transportation services that help Portage County residents meet their travel needs.
Letters of Intent Being Accepted for Elderly & Disabled Program
Posted Monday, July 6, 2020 – The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) from non-profit organizations, state or local government authorities, or operators of public transportation services, including private operators of public transportation services to provide transportation services or improvements in Summit County, Portage County, or the Chippewa and Milton Township areas of Wayne County, Ohio. Successful projects will be funded under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (FTA Section 5310). $1,014,879 in federal funds is available for project implementation. Funds expended under this program must be used in the AMATS area. READ MORE
PARTA Enacts Additional Safety Measures
Including Requiring Passenger Facial Coverings
Posted Friday, May 29, 2020 – Beginning June 1, PARTA is launching several safety initiatives as it restores transit service on local fixed routes and countywide Dial-A-Ride (DART) services to preCovid-19 levels. These safety measures are rooted in protecting the safety and health of drivers and passengers while riding public transit buses. READ MORE
PARTA to Resume Fare Collection June 1
Posted Thursday, May 21, 2020 – Fare collection will resume on Monday, June 1 for PARTA fixed route and Dial-A-Ride service. Regular fixed route fare is $1 per trip or $2 for an all-day pass on local routes. Dial-A-Ride fare is $6 per trip. Express service to Akron and Cleveland remains suspended until further notice. READ MORE
Gradual Ramp Up of Service to Begin
Posted Thursday, May 7, 2020 – Beginning the week of May 11 the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) will start ramping up service on some routes following temporary reductions due to COVID-19. The transit system plans to return to approximately two-thirds of its normal capacity as it gradually restores fixed route service. Express buses to Akron and Cleveland remain suspended. READ MORE
FTA Provides Funds to Respond to COVID-19
Posted Wednesday May 6, 2020 – Today the Federal Transit Administration announced a $4.1 million grant award to the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The grant will allow PARTA to continue to provide transit service and pay for wages and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE
Amrhein to Lead Transit Association
Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – PARTA General Manager Claudia Amrhein has been elected to serve as 2020 president of the Ohio Public Transit Association. OPTA is the primary advocate for public transportation in Ohio. Amrhein took office following approval by OPTA members at their annual meeting in April. She will balance her volunteer responsibilities to OPTA with duties at PARTA.
“I am so proud of her,” said PARTA Board President Rick Bissler. “She has certainly represented herself – and PARTA – very well. OPTA made a great choice.” READ MORE