News & Updates

August 20, 2020

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) a grant in the amount of $446,742.  PARTA will use the funds to purchase a new compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicle to replace an aging diesel bus...

July 17, 2020

Effective immediately, facial coverings are required in the City of Kent. Call the Health Department at 330-678-8109 with questions or concerns. 

July 13, 2020

Ohio's draft long-range transportation plan called Access Ohio 2045 is available for public review and comment from July 13 - August 31, 2020.  

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...

May 21, 2020

Fare collection will resume on Monday, June 1 for PARTA Fixed route and Dial-A-Ride service...

May 7, 2020

Beginning the week of May ll the PARTA will start ramping up service on some routes following temporary reductions due to COVID-19.  

May 6, 2020

Today the Federal Transit Administration announced a $4.1 million grant award to PARTA as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act...

May 5, 2020

PARTA General Manager Claudia Amrhein has been elected to serve as 2020 president of the Ohio Public Transit Association...

April 9, 2020

PARTA has provided its drivers with face masks and is encouraging riders to wear them too...

PARTA Is Still in Service

April 8, 2020

PARTA continues to be there for essential trips and Portage County's essential workers who need us...

PARTA is still in service.  We will continue to be there for essential trips and Portage County’s essential workers who need us. Our buses are sanitized regularly as we maintain our efforts to provide safe trips for our riders in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 30, 2020

PARTA is making significant changes to its operating schedule...

March 24, 2020

The lobby of the Kent Central Gateway (KCG) parking deck and transit facility will be closed to the public from Tuesday, March 24 until further notice...

March 20, 2020

Effective Monday, March 23,  PARTA will close its administrative office to the public...

March 17, 2020

Effective March 18, PARTA will discontinue collecting fare from passengers to facilitate social distancing...

March 11, 2020

PARTA is actively engaged in efforts to ensure the health and safety of its passengers and employees ...

PARTA | Portage Area Regional Transit Authority


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