Toledo Zoo and TARTA Enter New Partnership

Two Toledo institutions are proving the age-old adage of together everyone achieves more. Toledo Zoo and TARTA have entered into a new partnership to help keep the community connected.

On Mondays, beginning July 13 and going through August 31, Toledo Zoo will contribute to covering TARTA services from the downtown TARTA hub to the Zoo’s Main Entrance. Rides will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. each Monday.

As of July 13, Toledo Zoo will restart Free Lucas County Admission on Mondays from 10 a.m. – noon with valid proof of residency. Zoo gate hours will be 10 a.m. – noon and the park will close at 2 p.m.

“The best partnerships add value to all of the partners. By partnering with TARTA, the Zoo can now facilitate a safe, public transportation option for access to the Zoo on Mondays. It will be exciting to see how this partnership could grow in the future, said Toledo Zoo’s president & CEO, Jeff Sailer.

“As we continue rebuilding TARTA from the inside out, community partnerships with both public and private organizations will be critical to the revitalization of a robust public transit system in our region. Our

partnership with the Toledo Zoo is a prime example of TARTA’s renewed commitment to excellence, a new business model and to providing the transportation that our region deserves,” said TARTA General

Manager, Kim Dunham.

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