proposal presented to the TARTA Board of Trustees during its
Nov. 18th meeting, Starter Sunday Service will
include all fixed-line routes, with buses running from 7 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. As part of this initiative, TARTA’s Saturday service
will also be extended to start at 7 a.m. Final details of the
rollout would be determined after public outreach, which will
begin in December.
fully expanded service area and schedule will take effect in
late 2022 with the rest of the TARTA Next system redesign,
CEO Laura Koprowski outlined the importance of starting some
form of 7-day-a-week service earlier.
on TARTA Next gave us a chance to hear from so many members of
the community who depend on public transportation,” Koprowski
said. “They told us where and when they needed to go and how we
could help get them there. By a wide margin, the suggestion we
heard most often from our customers was the desire for Sunday
this isn’t the final version of the service, we’re pleased to
start this sooner than we had originally planned for customers
looking to get to work, religious services, or family
gatherings, and in appreciation for the voters of Lucas County
and Rossford passing Issue 12. One of TARTA’s biggest steps
forward in the last two years has been vastly improved customer
service, and we see this as another component of that.”
information on how often routes will run on Sunday will be
available after community feedback is collected in the coming
weeks. A detailed cost of adding Sunday service will be
presented to TARTA’s Board of Trustees in December.
plans to expand service countywide and update routes as part of
the ongoing TARTA Next project. The TARTA Next Advisory
Committee will make its suggestions to TARTA’s Board of
Directors in fall of 2022, and service improvements – including
an updated version of Sunday service – are slated to be in place
before end of that year.
provides a vital link in the Toledo metro area to jobs,
education, health care and other destinations. It enables
everyone in our community to have access to transportation
regardless of their age, race, physical ability or economic
background. TARTA is underway with exploring and introducing new
initiatives and service options that will enhance convenience
and customer experience while moving our region into the future
of public transit.