Overview of Services
PARTA provides fixed route, Door-to-Door, and ADA Paratransit service to the residents of Portage County. Our public transit service is a vital resource for people from all walks of life including students, workers, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and many others. A ¼% sales tax approved by Portage County voters in 2001 provides an important source of operating funds allowing PARTA to provide safe, dependable, and affordable transportation. A more in depth description of PARTA services is provided below.
Dial-A-Ride services are available anywhere in Portage County. All transportation is provided on small buses with the equipment needed to help those with disabilities such as wheelchair lifts. Operators have been trained to ensure the safe travel of all our passengers. If you are interested in this service, we encourage that all trips be scheduled one to three days in advance. Schedulers are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for holidays.
For more information about passes and how to contact our scheduling department, call PARTA at 1-877-RIDE-RTA (7433-782).
Individuals who qualify for Medicaid are eligible for free medical transportation through NET (Non-Emergency Transportation) throughout Portage County and surrounding counties.
PARTA currently operates 15 fixed routes that service Akron, Brimfield, Cleveland, Franklin Township, Garrettsville, Hiram, Kent, Ravenna, Ravenna Township, Stow, Streetsboro and Windham. 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.
Kent State University (KSU) has contracted with PARTA to provide transportation services for students on campus. There are five (5) fixed routes that provide transportation to students throughout campus. KSU students can use their FLASHcard to ride any of those routes and all other PARTA buses in Portage County at no cost.
Campus Bus Service
PARTA complies fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To review all our policies and procedures click here.