Rossford Call-A-Ride Resumes; TARTA Remains Fare Free
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is bringing back hours of service to pre-COVID schedules on Monday, June 28, 2021. The announcement also includes resuming Call-A-Ride service in the City of Rossford; continuing free fares through the summer; and improving frequency on 10 routes to run every 60 minutes. As Ohio’s COVID-19 health restrictions were lifted and more Northwest Ohio residents return to normal activities, TARTA is responding with the following service improvements:
- Fixed Route Bus Service: Weekday service from the Downtown Toledo Transit Hub will operate 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday service will operate 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. with expanded hours of service to 9:30 p.m. on Routes 2C, 5C, 12, 14 19 and 31C. All routes will now run every 30 or 60 minutes; an improvement from the 90 minute frequency during the pandemic.
- Paratransit Service/Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service (TARPS): Weekday TARPS service will begin at 4:55 a.m. to 9:40 p.m. Saturday and Sunday service is expanded to 7:50 a.m. to 10:20 p.m.
- Call-A-Ride Improvements: TARTA’s on-demand service is returning to Rossford and continues to be available in Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Sylvania, Sylvania Township and Waterville.
Hours of service are also returning to pre-COVID schedules. Customers will need to reserve their ride(s) the day before by 3 p.m. Multiple trips are allowed pending availability.
All TARTA services will continue to operate at no charge to customers. As required by federal law, all passengers must wear a mask and TARTA provides complimentary masks if needed. TARTA’s Rider Information Line is available to answer questions about the new service at 419- 243-7433 Monday through Saturday. For TARPS information, call 419-382-9901. Details are also available at www.tarta.com including a new trip planner for riders to easily plan how to use the TARTA system.