Public Hearings Scheduled for Proposed 2018 Service Changes

Posted Oct 22nd, 2017 by Steve Atkinson  Category: Community Interest, General Interests, General News


Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
The McMaster Family Center for Lifelong Learning
Main Library
325 Michigan Street, Toledo, Ohio

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
TARPS Facility
130 Knapp Street, Toledo, Ohio

Wednesday, October 18, 2017,12:30 p.m.
TARPS Facility
130 Knapp Street, Toledo, Ohio

(Toledo, Ohio) TARTA is scheduled to hold three public hearings on October 17 and 18 to obtain public input on proposed service changes effective Sunday, January 7, 2018. Service change improvements include new daytime “lineups” for all TARTA weekday fixed-line services to increase Downtown route connectivity every 30 or 60 minutes. Currently, weekday route connections occur every 30-50 minutes and don’t necessarily coincide with passengers’ other bus schedules; and lineups only occur evenings and weekends.

The proposed service changes—to include weekday bus lineups—will allow for nearly all routes to meet at once on Jackson Street so riders may catch other buses at the same time and location to make their trips more timely and efficient.

All three Public Hearing meeting sites are 100% accessible and interpretive services for the hearing-impaired and Limited English Proficient person/s will be provided upon a 48-hour advanced request notice for each event. Individuals wishing to comment in person on the proposed changes should be present.

Time schedule and routing adjustments are proposed as follows:
1/4 Ottawa Hills/Sylvania/Sylvania Twp Call-A-Ride—NO CHANGES
2 (formerly 2M/H) Franklin Park via Toledo Hospital—adjust schedule for lineup and routing changes with access to ProMedica Toledo Hospital on all trips; rename 2H/M to 2
3 North/South Crosstown—NO CHANGES
5 (formerly 5R) Dorr via UT Main Campus/Wal-Mart—adjust schedule for lineup and routing changes; no access to the Independence/Nebraska/Richards loop; UT Transit Center outbound only
6N/S King Road/City of Sylvania—NO CHANGES
8/29 Maumee/Waterville Call-A-Ride—adjust Waterville Call-A-Ride hours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 Rossford Call-A-Ride—adjust schedule for lineup changes
10L Rossford via Hollywood Casino—NO CHANGES
12 (formerly 12/13) Front/Starr)—adjust schedule for lineup and routing changes; all trips clockwise; rename 12/13 to 12
14 (formerly 11/14) East Broadway/Oak—adjust schedule for lineup and routing changes; all trips clockwise direction; rename 11/14 to 14
15A Summit/Suder/Alexis—adjust schedule for lineup changes
15E Summit/Point Place via Alexis—adjust schedule for lineup changes
16 Alexis via Meijer—adjust schedule for lineup changes
17B Lagrange/Bennett via Miracle Mile—adjust schedule for lineup changes
17E Lagrange/Eleanor via Miracle Mile—adjust schedule for lineup changes
19F Cherry/Franklin Park—adjust schedule for lineup and routing changes; no access to Laskey/Secor
19T Cherry/Tremainsville—adjust schedule lineup and routing changes to absorb Laskey/Secor
20F (formerly 24) Central Ave/Franklin Park Mall—adjust schedule and routing for lineup changes; absorb route 24 between Downtown and Delaware/Detroit; no access to ProMedica Toledo Hospital; modify routing to Franklin Park via Central/Talmadge; no access to Executive Parkway/Secor Rd
20M Central/Meijer Drive—adjusted schedule for lineup changes
20W (formerly 24T) Ottawa Hills via Westgate—Ottawa Hills via Westgate; adjusted schedule for lineup changes; rename 24T to 20W
20 (formerly 20/24) Central/Westgate/Wal-Mart—no route or schedule changes; rename 20/24 to 20
22 Bancroft via UT Campus/Franklin Park—adjust schedule for lineup changes; no access to Harvest/Sylvania
26D Berdan/Douglas/Miracle Mile—adjust schedule for lineup changes
26L Lewis/Alexis/Miracle Mile—adjust schedule for lineup changes
27H Nebraska/Hill-Reynolds—adjust schedule for lineup changes
27N Nebraska/South-Reynolds (formerly Airport-Wenz)—adjust schedule for lineup and routing changes; no access to Reynolds/Angola/Wenz/Airport loop: to be covered by route 32H
28 Indiana/Smead/Oakwood (formerly 28/30)—adjust lineup schedule and routing; clockwise direction with 28/30; rename to 28
29X Waterville Express—NO CHANGES
31G Glendale/Southwyck—adjust schedule for lineup changes
31H Heatherdowns/Southwyck—adjust schedule for lineup changes
32H South/Airport via Home Depot—adjust schedule for lineup and routing changes; no access to Southwyck Blvd; add Reynolds/Angola/Wenz/Airport loo
32R UTMC/Southwyck—adjust schedule for lineup changes
34 Detroit/Byrne/Western via UTMC—adjust schedule for lineup changes
35 Airport/Maumee-Arrowhead—NO CHANGES
39 Franklin Park/City of Sylvania—NO CHANGES
39M Monroe/Sylvania-Centennial—NO CHANGES
41 Glendale-Southland/Maumee-Arrowhead—adjust schedule and Downtown routing
43 Maumee-Arrowhead/Western via UTMC—NO CHANGES
44X St. Luke’s Hospital—NO CHANGES
School Day Routes
11A/B East Broadway Crossstown—NO CHANGES
18A/B/C Sylvania Avenue Crosstown—NO CHANGES
20A/B Upton Avenue Crosstown—NO CHANGES
27A/B/C Reynolds Road Crosstown—NO CHANGES
34A/B/C Airport Highway Crosstown—NO CHANGES
36A/B Hawley Crosstown—adjusted afternoon schedule
37A/B Central Avenue Crosstown—NO CHANGES

Maps and further details of proposed routes will be posted at TARTA.com/hearings prior to the public meetings.

Comments may also be made by writing to James K. Gee, General Manager, Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, PO Box 792, Toledo OH 43697-0792. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017, to be included as part of the official record for final route adjustments and implementation purposes.

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