TARTA offers transportation options for seven Toledo-area communities

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Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority — TARTA — has been the “Ride of Toledo” since 1971. TARTA has 30 routes and carries 3.1 million passengers each year in and around the Toledo metropolitan area. TARTA currently serves the communities of Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Rossford, Sylvania, Sylvania Township, Toledo, and Waterville.

TARTA fare is $1.25 per person; 60 cents for persons with disabilities and senior citizens age 65 and over. Children under 6 ride free with adult, limit of two. TARTA tokens are sold in quantities of 25 for $28.25. Weekly and monthly passes are available for $12.50 and $50, respectively; reduced fare senior/disabled weekly passes are $6.25; monthly passes are $25 to persons with disabilities and senior citizens age 65 and over.

All TARTA buses are equipped with lifts and ramps making them 100 percent wheelchair-accessible. TARTA also recognizes the role of bicycles in riders’ commutes and has bike racks mounted on the front of all of its buses. Each rack holds two or three bicycles (adult or child) independently.

For persons with disabilities that may prevent them from using regular TARTA buses, there’s TARPS — TARTA’s paratransit service. TARPS operates in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and covers the same service area as TARTA. Applications are available by calling TARTA at 419-243-7433. TARPS is available to qualified riders only.

Other TARTA innovations include a Call-A-Ride service in Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Rossford, Sylvania, Sylvania Township, and Waterville. Fare is $1.25 per person; 60 cents for persons with disabilities and senior citizens age 65 and over. Call-A-Ride passengers may also connect to and from TARTA regular line service.

TARTAtracker.com is a website accessible from any computer or mobile device allowing users to track TARTA line service buses for arrival times to stops throughout TARTA’s service area. Alert notifications are available letting riders know when their bus is getting close to their current location. TARTA users may also use Google Maps or Bing Maps when planning their trips.

For more information, visit TARTA.com or call 419-243-RIDE today. Service updates, route detours, and all TARTA schedule and route maps are available online.

“Lineups all day, every day.” On Sunday, January 7, 2018, the TARTA winter route schedule will begin. Most routes will be affected by routing and time changes; new timetables and maps are available at TARTA.com/Winter2018.

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