News & Updates
Area transportation planning agency looks for public input
The metropolitan planning organization through which PARTA receives federal funding is updating its public participation plan. The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) seeks public participation as it selects which highway, public transit, bike, and pedestrian projects are worthy of receiving federal funds.
AMATS periodically updates its public participation plan to identify and pursue new, innovative public participation approaches. The agency is currently inviting interested parties to share their ideas. Comments are being accepted through March 18 at www.amatsplanning.org.
Mask mandate extended into 2022
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation through March 18, 2022. The mandate covers all forms of public transportation including buses.
Riders must wear face masks while riding any bus or waiting inside bus shelters or transit centers. Children under 2 and people with certain disabilities are exempt. Masks are not required when waiting outside at a bus stop, in open-air areas.
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.