Charge electric vehicles free at SARTA’s Belden Village Transit Center

April 20, 2022

CANTON – The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority has added a state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging station at SARTA’s Belden Village Transit Center.

There is no charge for using the ChargePoint Level 2station, which is capable of charging two vehicles at a time in four to five hours. A $15,000 EPA grant was used to fund the station, which went online March 1.

“In addition to being a perfect fit with our sustainability efforts, the charging station will give us the opportunity to attract new riders,” SARTA CEO Kirt Conrad said. 

“EV owners can pull in, plug in, and then hop on one of our hydrogen fuel cell or CNG-powered buses and take a short ride to the Belden Village Mall, go to work, go to school, go to a medical appointment, go out to eat, go bowling, take in a movie or visit the Hall of Fame. We look at as a real win-win. EV owners get a free charge, and we get to demonstrate that SARTA is the safe, affordable, convenient, low-emission way to reach thousands of destinations in Stark County and beyond.”