Fare Matching Program

SARTA’s mission is to provide safe, responsive and efficient transportation for all citizens of Stark County.  To assist nonprofits in the community SARTA has created an initiative to provide matched fares.  The total award available for all nonprofits in 2018 will be about $15,000.

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 2018 calendar year.  After that, they will be required to purchase passes/tickets with no match from SARTA. 

To be considered for funding, applicants must complete and submit one (1) signed original application with original signatures throughout and one (1) digital copy of all submitted materials postmarked or received by 4 pm on October 31, 2017.  Applicants will receive a notice of award by January 30, 2018.

Submit application in person or by mail to:
Latrice Virola
1600 Gateway Blvd
Canton, Ohio 44707

Submit digital application to:

The following is information on our fare structure to help assist when applying for the program.

Pass Type



1 Ride


1 bus trip with Transfer if necessary

All Day


From time of activation until end of service on 1 business day

10 Ride


10 trips with transfer if necessary

31 Day


All rides within 31 calendar days

Proline (W/ ADA Approval)

1 Ride


1 proline ride

10 ride


10 proline rides

31 day


All proline rides within 31 calendar days