News & Updates
Mask mandate extended for public transportation
August 27, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation through January 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.
June 8, 2021
Beginning Sunday, June 13, PARTA will reduce bus service on certain routes in Kent and Ravenna. The changes are necessary due to a shortage of available drivers. Riders will notice increased wait times on some fixed routes in the early morning and in the evening.
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.