It is SARTA’s goal to work with our community partners to identify those individuals who need financial assistance for transportation in Stark County. We are asking nonprofits, whose agency budgets are less than $5 million and work with low-income individuals, to apply for a match on full fare passes/tickets on a yearly basis. This program is for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. If you are not a 501(c)(3) your application will be taken into consideration; however, 501 (c)(3) organizations, as well as organizations that help with the opioid epidemic, will be given special consideration. Organizations will not be required to purchase all passes/tickets at one time. However, the awarded amount SARTA matches will be capped at a specified amount for the 2021 calendar year. After that, they will be required to purchase passes/tickets with no match from SARTA.
SARTA’s Fare Marching Program is a coordinated effort between SARTA and local agencies who serve low income individuals. This program has provided over $70,000 worth of matched fares.
In 2023 this program will match around $30,000. In 2023 the maximum amount of matched funds available to an organization will be determined based on when the application for the funds is received.
|Date Applicaiton Received:||Maximum Match in 2023:|
|Oct. 1, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2022||$1000*|
|Jan 1, 2023 – March 31, 2023||$750*|
|April 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023||$500*|
|July 1, 2023 – Sept. 30, 2023||$250*|
*This is as long as funds are still available.
Submit applications in person or by mail to:
1600 Gateway Blvd SE
Canton, OH 44707
For more information about our fares, passes and programs, please visit our website at www.sartaonline.com , or contact Latrice Virola, Director of Customer Relations, at 330-430-1036 or [email protected] .
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
The following is information on our fare structure to help assist when applying for the program.
|1-Ride||$1.50||1 bus trip with transfer if necessary|
|All-Day||$3.00||From time of activation until end of service on 1 business day|
|10-Ride||$15.00||10 Trips with transfer if necessary|
|31-Day||$45.00||All rides within 31 calendar days (Sundays and holidays included)|