Public Hearings Scheduled for Proposed 2018 Service Changes

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 by: Steve Atkinson | Category: Community Interest


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.

Press Release Contact Name: Steve Atkinson
Press Release Contact Email: SAtkinson@TARTA.com
Press Release Contact Phone: 419-245-5216
Organization Name: Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority
Organization Address: 1127 W Central Ave