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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.


May 12, 2014

Ohio paratransit drivers use teamwork to find missing man

When an 80-year-old parishoner with a memory impairment went missing after church services, Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service driver Maureen Wilcheck put out a radio call to other drivers and within minutes, driver Lori Brooks spotted the man.


September 10, 2012

Ohio community fights to keep paratransit, fixed-route service

Several senior communities and centers in the Sylvania, Ohio area rely on TARPS’ services.


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.


July 15, 2011

Toledo’s TARTA receives FTA grant for solar panels

The $1 million in funding will help the agency build a solar panel array at its headquarters and replace the facility's lights with modern, energy-efficient equipment.


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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