We want to make riding TARTA buses the easiest part of your day!
The TARTA Next project takes a broad and detailed look at TARTA’s network, with the goal of improving the existing system and services.
TARTA’s services are a fundamental part of our lives. Better bus service will help create a better future – safe, reliable and affordable access to jobs, education, and services and a pathway to a more equitable and sustainable region.
TARTA Next goals include:
Redesign services to match the way people travel in the Toledo area
Make it easier and faster for more people to get to work
Create more opportunities to use TARTA for different kinds of trips (work, shopping, entertainment, etc.)
What is This Study About?
TARTA NEXT is a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (or COA for short).
The project will take a blank slate approach to understanding how transit could work better in the Toledo area and where it should go.
The TARTA NEXT team started technical work in Summer 2021 by collecting and compiling data and creating maps to prepare for broad conversations with bus riders and residents in the Toledo region.
Evaluate Land Use
and demographic data to understand the current and future demand for transit
Analyze TARTA's existing routes and performance
Creation of Scenarios and Options for how bus service
could be improved
Evaluation and Conversation about the scenarios, which will lead to recommendations
Recommendations and Implementation
are scheduled for Winter/Spring 2022
Market and Service Analysis
On-Board Passenger Survey
Draft Service Improvement Options
Preferred Service Recommendations
Define near- and short-term recommendations for implementation
Final TARTA Plan