ADA Coordinator Blog Series: 2019

February 12, 2019

Public transportation is a hot topic right now, especially in the Toledo area. You may wonder, what is the history of disability and public transportation? What does the Americans with Disabilities Act say about public transportation? And lastly, what is the future of access and public transportation?

The Future of Public Transportation and Disability
Inspired by the chants of the 1978 Denver protesters, the We Will Ride Campaign was founded by leaders in the disability rights movement to ensure that the coming transportation revolution of autonomous vehicles reaches its potential to serve all Americans.

I Fill the Seat on the Bus


Public Transportation Project

The Ability Center is joining forces with local grassroots organizations to collect video testimonials from individuals who use public transportation in northwest Ohio. This project is aimed to not only continue the momentum on the importance of public transportation, but also to drum up support for policy makers to take notice, then action.

Proposed TARTA Cuts

Proposed TARTA Cuts

Lucas County administrators announced that a task force will be created to dive deeper into cuts made by Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority.

Stay connected to our page for updates on TARTA's service cuts.

Proposed Service Changes:
Discontinuation of Sunday service;
Discontinuation of holiday service;
Modification to Fixed Route services:

Discontinuation of 6 King Road/City of Sylvania;
Schedule adjustments to 39 Franklin Park Mall/City of Sylvania/39M Monroe/Centennial-Sylvania – 4:15 PM outbound and 5:00 PM inbound trips discontinuation;

Schedule adjustments to 29X Waterville Express— 5:15 PM outbound trip discontinuation;
Introduction of experimental 47 Maumee-Arrowhead/Work Express, to replace 43 Maumee-Arrowhead/Western via UTMC name, routing, and schedule adjustments;

Weekdays—discontinuation of 6:00 AM and 10:30 PM lineups;
Saturday—discontinuation of 7:30 AM and 7:30 PM lineups;
Sunday—discontinuation of services

Modification of Muddy Shuttle and Walleye Shuttle services

Former Toledo Mayor Visits Office

Former Toledo Mayor and State Representative Elect, Paula Hicks-Hudson, met with our advocacy staff to discuss the state budget. Ohio’s new budget is slated to be approved by the end of summer 2019.

Katie Hunt Thomas and Katie Shelley shared the importance of Medicaid and public transportation for the citizens of Ohio.