SARTA has several programs to assist Veterans in getting to work and medical appointments.
Cleveland (CVA) Bus Route
SARTA has partnered with the Stark County Veterans' Service Commission (VSC) to provide Stark County Veterans with FREE rides to the Wade Park VA Hospital for medical appointments. The new Cleveland Bus Route will leave Canton and the American Legion three times a day Monday - Friday and go to the Wade Park VA and Downtown Cleveland.
SARTA and the VSC will also provide Demand Response services for Veterans who have medical appointments at the Parma or Akron VA clinics on by appointment only.
Veterans must coordinate with the VSC. To schedule a FREE ride with the Veteran Services Commission call 330-451-7457 x3.
Free bus tickets can only be obtained from the VSC. Our transit centers and drivers can not issue free tickets. If a Veteran wishes to go to Cleveland and does not have a medical appointment at the Wade Park VA, a one-ride ticket can be purchased for $2.50 ($5.00 round trip).
Additionally, those using mobility devices and parties of 4 or more MUST make round trip reservations 24 hours in advance as space is limited.
Please Note: Cleveland Bus Tickets can only be used for the Cleveland Bus.
Veterans Demand Response Transportation
The Veterans Demand Response Transportation is designed to enable Veterans in Stark County to reach employment through our Demand Response Services. Veterans can utilize this service for $1.75 for a 1-ride ticket up to three months.
For more information call SARTA at 330-639-2804 or visit the Veterans Demand Response Services page.
Veterans who have an ADA recognized disability should consider utilizing SARTA's Proline Services. Proline offers transportation services across the county to and from their end point. These trips are scheduled in advance through our Proline department.
For more information about Proline service, contact our Proline department at 330-455-2292 or visit our Proline page.
Veterans Employment Program
SARTA is offering those seeking or who recently obtained employment up to 90 days of free fixed route bus passes.
For additional information contact Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC) social worker at 330-761-7054.
Our Travel Training is designed to teach Veterans:
- How to use SARTA's Bus Service
- How to read schedules and plan trips
- Locate and transfer to other buses
- Purchase tickets/passes and pay fares
Those who participate in training receive a 31-day Bus Pass (one time only). For additional information on our Travel Training program please call our Trainers at 1-855-887-2782 or visit SARTA Travel Training Program.