The Portage Public Transportation Assistance Foundation, Inc. (PPTAFI) works in conjunction with the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) to help the most vulnerable in our community by supporting non-profit agencies whose mission aligns with PPTAFI.
Many local agencies assist their clients by purchasing PARTA bus tickets, passes, and trip cards. These agencies are limited in what they can afford to purchase. The number of people who need this help dwarfs the number of those who receive it.
In coordination with PPTAFI, PARTA provides grants to non-profit agencies that aid low income individuals to ensure Portage County residents in need have access to public transportation.
How it works...
Grant recipients receive financial awards that they may draw down to pay for half the cost of full fare passes. Award recipients then pay the other half of the cost. This allows individuals who do not qualify for traditional reduced fare programs to have access to discounted fares for public transportation.
Who receives assistance...
Last year, PPTAFI & PARTA provided grants to the following organizations to assist their clients:
Coleman Professional Services
Miller Community House
Portage Area Recovery Center
Portage County Job & Family Services
Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority