Through the development of its new strategic vision, TARTA is embracing the changes in our community and exploring how public transportation will play a role as a critical resource for our region’s future. Following months of in-depth research, including local stakeholder input, current best practices in the transit industry and a look toward future trends in urban mobility, TARTA has prepared a number of recommendations designed to Move Toledo forward into the future of public transportation.
Launch app to accept fares via smartphone from debit/credit cards
Implement online scheduling for TARPS and Call-A-Ride
Incorporate alternative fuel sources for fleet (including propane- and electric-powered vehicles)
Explore opportunities to integrate autonomous vehicles as technologies advance
Implement new Uber-like, on-demand service
Launch a van pool program to offer ride-share for residents who work in locations like Ann Arbor, Detroit, Findlay, etc.
Expand service throughout all of Lucas County, providing access to areas like Spring Meadows and Oregon
Lengthen service hours to better accommodate workers on all shifts
Refresh brand to better reflect the future of TARTA
Update fleet to meet needs of evolving TARTA services
Completely restructure routes to create more efficient service in suburban areas, decrease the number of transfers required and increase frequency of buses
Shift funding model from property tax to sales tax to equalize transportation funding