Major Changes to WRTA Services Coming Soon
The coronavirus outbreak has necessitated changes to services offered by The Western Reserve Transit Authority. The changes will be rolled out over the next two weeks.
- Effective Monday, March 30, all Nightline routes have been eliminated.
- Also effective Monday, March 30, the 24-Midlothian Loop will no longer run after 6:30 p.m., and the 25-Boardman/Canfield Loop and 26-Boardman East Loop will not run after 6:55 p.m.
- Effective Monday, April 6, all WRTA Fixed Route bus service will be eliminated. This means large buses will no longer run in Mahoning or Trumbull Counties. The final Fixed Route runs will take place Saturday, April 4.
- WRTA will provide Enhanced Countywide (small bus) service from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday to all areas within Mahoning County, and Monday through Friday to all areas within Trumbull County. Countywide is a scheduled service, with rides provided at no cost during this state of emergency. Scheduled rides must be for work, medical and shopping purposes only. Countywide trips can be scheduled starting Monday, March 30.
Those who wish to use Countywide Service must call 330-744-8431 to register for the service. Once registered, riders can schedule a trip between 7 days and at least 24 hours in advance of the planned trip.
More information is available on the Countywide page of this website.
“We are taking these steps to protect our employees and to assist with the Stay-at-Home order from Ohio Governor Mike Dewine,” said WRTA Executive Director Dean Harris. “We will do all we can to accommodate the needs of our riders. We hope that they will limit their requests to only the most essential trips.”
For more information, call 330-744-8431.