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We're writing to ask you to help some of Portage County’s most vulnerable residents. We hope you will meet this challenge.


Each year more than a dozen Portage County non-profit organizations turn to PARTA’s subsidized fare program to help clients who cannot afford the cost of public transportation. This program is funded, in part, through PARTA’s Foundation, the Portage Public Transportation Assistance Foundation, Inc. (PPTAFI).


This year, PPTAFI’s goal is to raise $10,000 to help Portage County residents who cannot afford bus fare. Combined with dollars from PARTA’s general fund, monies raised by PPTAFI will be donated to local agencies in the form of subsidized fares to aid clients in need.


Traditionally, a golf outing has been the primary means to raise funds. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PPTAFI cancelled its golf outing in 2020 and will again forgo the outing in 2021. However, the need remains, and it is even more critical that we reach our goal this year. 


We at PARTA and PPTAFI, as well as those agencies who depend on us for assistance, hope that you will choose to support this worthy program. Your donation of $25, $50, $100, or more will help some of Portage County’s most vulnerable residents make life-necessary trips they would otherwise not be able to afford – to medical appointments, counselors, the grocery store, and more.


Your donation will make a difference in the life of someone who needs transportation!


To contribute, click the link below to donate by debit or credit card. Alternatively, checks made out to "PPTAFI" can be mailed to:



2000 Summit Rd.

Kent, OH 44240


Thank you for your support.




Claudia B. Amrhein, General Manager/CEO

Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority


W. Frank Hairston, President

Portage Public Transportation Assistance Foundation, Inc.