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.  

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 2019 calendar year.  After that, they will be required to purchase passes/tickets with no match from SARTA. 

In 2019 this program will match around $15,000. In 2019 the program will be structured slightly different than in previous years. The maximum amount of matched funds available to an organization will be determined based on when the application for the funds is received.

Date Application Received                          Maximum Match in 2019

Oct. 1 2018 – Dec.  31, 2018                          $1000*

Jan. 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019                      $750* 

April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019                        $500*

July 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2019                         $250*

*This is as long as funds are still available.

For more information about our fares, passes and programs, please visit our website at www.sartaonline.com , or contact Latrice Virola, Director of Planning, at 330-430-1036 or lvirola@sartaonline.com .

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 

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

Pass Type

Cost

Description

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

Proline (W/ ADA Approval)

1 Ride

$2.25

1 proline ride

10 ride

$22.50

10 proline rides

31 day

$63.00

All proline rides within 31 calendar days