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June 6, 2014

TARTA workers protest funding source

Union representatives urged local leaders to take another look at switching to sales-tax funding, which would be “more equitable and pay-as-you-go” compared to property taxes, whose revenue has slumped during the last five years as area real-estate values tumbled.


April 29, 2013

Ohio’s TARTA paratransit union issues driver complaints

Grievances included low pay, severe discipline, and denied requests for bathroom breaks.


August 13, 2012

TARTA to offer free rides to some paratransit riders

Those who are qualified will be able to ride fixed-route buses without having to pay a fare. The agency’s paratransit ridership grew by 15.8% in the last year.


May 3, 2012

TARTA may not seek sales tax in Nov.

Proposal to place a sales-tax referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot will probably not move forward due to a lack of consensus among board members.


January 3, 2012

TARTA using 'ghost riders' to monitor drivers

Assessments are part of insurance consortium program where other participating transit systems based in Ohio assess partner agencies' drivers.


July 20, 2011

Feds award Ohio’s TARTA $3.49M for paratransit buses

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority will use the “State of Good Repair” grant to replace 38 of its paratransit vehicles. The agency’s paratransit program has been the fastest growing part of the system, with ridership increases in each of the past 15 years.


May 25, 2011

TARTA, Avego team to provide riders mobile access

Avego originally provided the SMS and Web departure board services as part of a three-month Futurefleet pilot in 2010.


February 24, 2010

Ohio’s TARTA paratransit ops get new home

After a one-year delay, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority was able to secure the necessary funding to begin building a new paratransit operations facility this summer.


October 20, 2009

Trapeze equips Ohio paratransit service

Software is designed to help dramatically reduce driver wait times and no shows, as well as prevent same day cancellations. Application includes IVR Confirm, Callback and Cancel modules that enable clients to review trip bookings through a computerized voice system to confirm accuracy.


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