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Canton, Ohio - Executive Director and CEO Kirt Conrad and Board President Ron Macala are pleased to announce that the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority’s (SARTA) groundbreaking hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) program has received the prestigious “Blue Sky Award” from CALSTART, a broad-based consortium of private sector firms, governmental agencies, and academic institutions that is leading the clean energy revolution in the transportation industry.
European efforts prompt research into joint procurement as a successful strategy to reduce costs for zero-emission buses in the North American market
Atlanta, GA: The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) and the Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Cell Collaborative (RHFCC) are pleased to release Procurement Strategies for Reducing Capital Costs of Zero-Emission Buses, which evaluates the challenges associated with procuring zero-emission buses (ZEBs) and how joint procurement strategies can effectively decrease costs in the North American market.
Melissa Pearce, president and CEO of Community Action Wayne and Medina County (CAW/M), announced today that the agency is now seeking bids from transportation providers interested in participating in a pilot project that will make public transit service available throughout Wayne County.
By Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter, Columbus Business FirstA Columbus fuel cell startup has won a NASA grant to develop a power source for a future moon base – but really wants to take off back on Earth.
Canton, Ohio - Executive Director and CEO Kirt Conrad is pleased to announce that the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) has received a Top-50 placement in the 2020 “Green Fleet Awards” presented by 100 Best Fleets in recognition of the system’s embrace of renewable energy and deployment of alternative fuel-powered vehicles.
Canton, Ohio - More than 86% of people who use the free EZfare mobile ticketing app are “extremely satisfied” with the innovative cashless fare payment system according to a recent survey of Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) riders conducted by researchers from Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs.
Kirt Conrad, CEO of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) today announced that the transit system is preparing to alter several routes including the 117 and the 119, which serve portions of the city of Canton.
September 29th, 2020, Canton, OH - Safety remains a top priority for public transportation providers.
Stark County’s public transit agency will help to coordinate a transportation program that extends ride-sharing and other transit services.
WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio — Wayne County is getting ready to roll out a pilot program using grant money from the Ohio Department of Transportation.
WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO, September 17, 2020 - Grants totaling more than $1.
Transit riders can now plan, pay, and ride multimodal journeys with 13 transit agencies, all within the Moovit app
Ohio and Kentucky - September, 2020 - Moovit, an Intel company, a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and the creator of the #1 urban mobility app, is announcing its partnership with NEORide, a council of governments dedicated to the development and promotion of regional public transportation services and the creator of EZfare, and Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service to public transit.
STARK COUNTY, Ohio — The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority is rolling out a new amenity to make using its Proline point-to-point service more convenient.
Canton, Ohio - Using Proline, the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority's (SARTA) point-to-point mobility service will become easier and more convenient than ever before with the launch of GoLine ExpressCheck on Monday August 17.
STARK COUNTY, Ohio — The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) is driving a new route during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kirt Conrad, CEO of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), announced today that the transit system has agreed to use its expertise to help the JRC deliver free lunches to area seniors during the COVID-19 crisis.
A recent survey conducted by the Ohio Fuel Cell Collaborative (OFCC), the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), and the Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Cell Collaborative (RHFCC) found that both trucking companies and fuel distributors are willing and eager to embrace the zero-emissions technology, OFCC Executive Director Pat Valente announced today.
Alliance will be the site of the first of SARTA’s free mask distribution events.
Canton, Ohio - Kirt Conrad, CEO of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) announced today that the transit system will begin distributing free face masks to riders and the general public on July 21, 2020.
The masks – one per person while supplies last – will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the public bus agency’s four transit centers.
Customers can buy tickets, plan journeys and ride with 13 transit agencies - all from within the Uber app, in partnership with NEOride and Masabi
July 15, 2020 - NEORide, a council of governments comprised of 15 transit systems dedicated to the development and promotion of regional public transportation services, with Uber, and Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service to public transit, are today rolling out Uber Transit Ticketing, which will enable riders across Ohio and Kentucky to seamlessly buy tickets and ride with 13 local transit agencies - all from within the Uber app.
Canton, Ohio - SARTA will be holding a special board meeting tomorrow, July 1, 2020, at 5PM.
WOOSTER Wayne County commissioners are taking a cue from the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) on how best to implement a countywide public transportation system.
Canton, Ohio - CEO Kirt Conrad announced today that the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) will resume the majority of regular service on Monday June 22, 2020 and fare collection on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Kirt Conrad, President and CEO of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) announced today that the agency has been awarded a $1,997,503 Integrated Mobility Innovation grant by the U.
SARTA CEO Kirt Conrad made the following victim impact statement in Stark County Common Pleas Court during the sentencing hearing for former employee Kristy Williams who has pleaded guilty to a number of charges including aggravated theft, theft in office, insurance fraud, and forgery.
Strengthening Stark has its first financial win.
Anyone riding public transportation is “strongly encouraged” to put on a mask, according to the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority.
CANTON Bus riders are going to see changes to some of SARTA’s fixed routes starting Monday.
Canton, OH – SARTA CEO Kirt Conrad announced today that SARTA will combine and reduce the frequency of a number of the system’s fixed routes beginning Monday, April 13th, 2020.
Ridership has declined since the coronavirus outbreak started.
CANTON SARTA is holding a public meeting to discuss its Gateway facility expansion and the impact on the southeast part of Crenshaw Park.
Canton, OH - On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, at 4:30PM SARTA will be holding a Public Meeting to discuss their Gateway Facility Expansion and possible impacts to the SE part of Crenshaw Park.
Across the country, some stores, restaurants and other services that have remained open are stopping the use of cash or asking customers to pay using cards.
CANTON (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – SARTA will no longer be collecting fares or selling fare media on ALL SARTA services.
Canton, OH--March 14, 2020.
Buses are now disinfected daily, as opposed to weekly, and transit centers are disinfected twice a day.
The funding through the Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant Program will aid in the replacement of 29 buses with clean diesel or alternative propulsion vehicles.
SARTA’s set to launch “Success Express” routes on February 17, innovative service will connect workers and employers in fast-growing Stark County job hubs
Riding SARTA to and from work in North Canton and Massillon will be easier and more convenient than ever before when the transit system rolls out its new “Success Express” employment loops on February 17.
If you’ve noticed and used new benches popping up around town, you can probably thank Girl Scout Troop 60033 of Alliance.
SARTA announced this week it is adding express routes in western Stark County and around the Akron-Canton Airport in order to get employees to work before 6 a.
Looking to track your bus in real time? Check out SARTA’s innovative PinPoint system.
Here are some routes that service some of the popular destinations in Stark County.