Wayne County Transit will begin offering transit service throughout the county on Monday.
All Wayne County residents can use WCT. The service will be available Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to midnight. Trips must be scheduled in advance.
WCT is a shared transportation service so that passengers can travel with others who are traveling in the same general direction. Drivers may make multiple pick-ups and drop-offs during each trip, according to a statement from Community Action Wayne / Medina, which partners with the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority.
The vehicles comply with the American Disabilities Act and can accommodate personal mobility devices, including wheelchairs.
A $ 2.50 one-way ticket can be paid for with exact change on the bus or through EZfare, the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority’s free mobile ticketing smartphone app. Residents are required to register with Community Action Wayne / Medina before using WCT.
Registration required; here is how to do it
Registration forms can be obtained by calling 330-264-8677 or visiting www.cawm.org. Once the registration process is complete, residents will receive a WCT Customer ID number that will allow them to plan trips.
Reservation requests should be received three to four days before the day travel is required.
Residents who begin using the service for business travel will receive free travel to and from work for their first 20 days.
Detailed information about the WCT is available from Wayne County Transit at sartaonline.com or by calling 330-264-8677.
âWCT addresses the demonstrated need for county-wide public transportation,â said CAWM President and CEO Melissa Pearce. âResidents who once faced mobility challenges will now be able to travel to work, medical appointments, government offices, stores, senior citizens’ centers and hundreds of other destinations in County. Wayne. I have no doubts that WCT will dramatically improve and improve the quality of life in our community, and I want to thank the Wayne County Commissioners and SARTA for working with us to create and operate the new service.
SARTA CEO Kirt Conrad said his agency was eager to put their experience and expertise to work on the project.
âAcross Ohio, and especially in rural areas, lack of mobility is a barrier to self-sufficiency, job creation and economic growth,â he said. âI believe WCT will break down this barrier by providing the safe, affordable, reliable and convenient mobility services that the people of Wayne County want, need and deserve. “
Funding for the WCT is provided by the Federal Transit Administration, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and various local contracts. For more information, contact SARTA customer service at 330-477-2782, option # 2, or CAWM at 330-264-8677.