The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority wants to make sure everyone’s voice is heard on election day by giving customers a free ride to their polling place. TARTA, TARPS paratransit services, and Call-A-Ride services will be free all day Tuesday, Nov. 8, as part of the Voter Ready With TARTA campaign. Customers will find resources to help them locate their polling place and find which route can get them there at tarta.com/news/voteready.
“Our mission statement revolves around connecting people to their communities, and that certainly includes being able to take part in the democratic process,” said TARTA Mobility Manager Daniel Hunt. “We see giving people a voice in who represents them as just as important as a trip to a place of work or a doctor or any other essential destination.”
“Additional efforts like Voter Ready are key components of TARTA and TARPS service. It’s important that we take an active role in enhancing the independence of our customers, in particular those with significant mobility challenges, by making it easier for them to vote,” he added.
Riders with specialized mobility needs are encouraged to call Daniel Hunt at 419-725-5281 to find out how TARTA can help.
For those who wish to vote early, use TARTA routes 3, 19 or 52 to reach Lucas County’s new Early Vote Center at 3737 W. Sylvania Ave. Early voting in Lucas County runs through Nov. 7.