PARTA enriches lives by providing eco-friendly transportation that builds community trust. We use technology to support mobility options that are flexible, safe, and reliable.
To accomplish this mission...
PARTA is driven to create a better tomorrow and community growth by enhancing public mobility opportunities.
Our transportation services support the dignity of each person, and we serve with pride, striving to provide excellent customer service.
Using modern technology, we deliver reliable, environmentally sustainable solutions for reaching lifeline services and opportunities throughout our community.
PARTA currently operates 15 fixed routes that service Akron, Brimfield, Cleveland, Franklin Township, Garrettsville, Hiram, Kent, Ravenna, Ravenna Twp., Rootstown, Stow, Streetsboro and Windham. Every day, PARTA provides trips to workers, seniors, individuals with disabilities, students, and others across Portage County who regularly rely on our transportation services. Routes run Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Our Dial-A-Ride service is available countywide for those individuals who are unable to utilize our fixed route system. This shared-ride service is available Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Outlying areas are provided service on certain days of the week depending on the township. It is a critical service for hundreds of people who have no other access to medical appointments and the like.
PARTA also operates transportation service at Kent State University. PARTA services are free to all KSU students (with the exception of the Akron and Cleveland Express Routes – available for just $1 or $5) both on and off the campus with your FLASHcard.
The Kent Central Gateway Transit Center and Parking Garage is also operated by PARTA. This multimodal facility allows residents to bike, park or transfer via bus to any of the great attractions here in Portage County.
Portage County’s FIRST Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station
Opened in 2018, the station is located at 2000 Summit Road in Kent.
PARTA's CNG fueling station is
OPEN to the PUBLIC!
Price: $2.48 per GGE.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.
CNG fuel benefits everyone!
Cleaner & greener: Use of CNG reduces health-harming CO2 pollutants by 30% and lowers greenhouse gas emissions by over 70%.
Domestic Fuel: 98% of the fuel used by PARTA will be produced in the U.S.
Affordable: CNG fuel prices are consistently lower than diesel.
CNG is being utilized across the country by thousands of transits, governmental agencies, trucking firms, refuse companies, shipping companies, schools, and car and pickup owners.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PARTA is governed by a 14 member Board of Trustees appointed by the political subdivisions creating the Authority: the cities of Aurora (2), Kent (3), Streetsboro (2), and Ravenna (2); Portage County (3 – northern, middle, and southern); and the townships of Ravenna (1) and Franklin (1).
Trustees so appointed serve in a voluntary capacity and serve staggered three-year terms beginning July 1 of the year appointed.
Board meetings are public and are regularly scheduled to occur on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., unless otherwise publicized. Standing Committees of the Board also are public and meet monthly or as needed. Board and committee meetings are held at the PARTA offices at 2000 Summit Rd., Kent, unless otherwise publicized.
PARTA is strongly committed to fiscal responsibility, accurate financial reporting, and public accountability.
The Ohio Auditor of State presents awards to public entities that meet specific criteria during their financial audit. PARTA has been recognized numerous times by the State Auditor for exemplary financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and compliance with applicable laws.