SARTA will discuss route changes, new route during virtual public meeting
The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) will discuss changes being made to Routes 103 and 108 and unveil details of a new community circulator, Route 158 during a virtual public meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. The meeting will be live streamed on SARTA's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SARTAonline.
The public may submit comments and questions via Facebook during the meeting. Comments and questions may also be submitted in advance via the contact form located at www.sartaonline.com/-effective-may-16th-rt-108-103-changes-and-new-158-community-circulator
According to SARTA CEO Kirt Conrad, the route changes will streamline travel between some of the transit system’s most popular destinations by eliminating the need to switch buses at the Cornerstone Transit Center. All changes will take effect on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
After reaching Washington Square, Rt. 108 will turn left on Easton St. NE and stop at Edelweiss and Middlebranch, change its header to and interline with Rt. 103 and travel inbound to Cornerstone on Middlebranch. When Rt. 103 arrives at Edelweiss and Middlebranch it will change its header to Rt. 108 and travel inbound to Cornerstone on Market Ave.
As a result of the change riders boarding at Edelweiss and Middlebranch will not need to change buses at the Cornerstone Transit Center to ride either Rt. 103 or Rt. 108.
Riders who wish to stay on the Rt. 103 or Rt. 108 for their inbound routes will need to change buses at Edelweiss and Middlbranch.
A detailed map and timetable of the revised routes may be viewed and downloaded here: https://www.sartaonline.com/route-103-and-108-changes-effective-may-15th
Community Circulator, Route 158
The new Community Circulator, Route 158 will connect the Walmart on Walmart on US 62 and the Walmart on Tuscarawas St. Riders traveling to the Walmart on US 62 will use Rt. 158 heading East on 12th St. Riders traveling to the Walmart on Tuscarawas St. will use Rt. 158 heading West on 12th St. As a result riders will not need to change buses at the Cornerstone Transit Center to travel to either or both stores.
A detailed map and timetable of the new Community Circulator Rt. 158 may be viewed here: https://www.sartaonline.com/-new-coming-may-15th-rt-158-community-circular
For more information about the route changes/new route or the virtual public meeting please contact SARTA Customer Service at 330-477-2782, Option #2.
Published: Thursday, April 15, 2021