Area news in brief for June 2

SARTA HEARINGS – Officials from Stark County’s public transit agency will discuss revisions to the system’s fare structure and its new ticketing system during two virtual public meetings June 16. The meetings will be 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and can be accessed on SARTA’s Facebook page, at facebook.com/SARTAonline. The agency will be eliminating the Proline 31-day pass, change cards, transfers and all other paper tickets on Jan. 1, 2022. The system will operate with a new fare structure and streamlined smartcard-based ticketing system. SARTA staff will provide details about the changes and respond to questions from the public during the meetings. Questions and comments may be submitted before the meetings via the contact form located online at SARTAonline.com/public-meetings and must be received no later than noon June 15.