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Join PARTA in celebration of Ohio Loves Transit!

From February 7-14, 2021, Ohio public transit agencies and their partners will participate in Ohio Loves Transit – a statewide initiative highlighting how independent mobility is the strong economic engine of Ohio’s communities.


Hosted annually by the Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA), Ohio Loves Transit provides an opportunity to showcase how public transit is necessary for our economy and enhances mobility for all – especially through access to jobs and by keeping our community moving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our gift to you

As part of the Ohio Loves Transit celebration, PARTA is offering a free ride to its passengers through the EZfare app. Download PARTA’s EZfare app, create an account, and purchase your first fare before 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 11.  On Sunday, February 14 we’ll drop a ticket into your account good for one free ride on our local fixed route bus service.  Already have a PARTA EZfare account?  You’ll get a free ride too.  It’s our gift to you!

Did you know...
  • Transit drives Ohio’s economy, with national statistics showing that for every $1 invested in public transit $4 is generated in economic return.

  • Ohio’s transit systems provide a vital link to thousands of people with disabilities, by providing rides to work, job training programs, medical appointments, and adult day care facilities.

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, PARTA continued to move Portage County residents every day to essential jobs, medical appointments, and to meet their daily needs by visiting grocery stores and pharmacies.

There has never been a more important time to come together to recognize the important role that public transit plays in our lives and to secure a bright future for our region. Join us in our celebration!