SARTA 20 years of Service

By Kristie Petty-Cox Stark County has a rich history of providing transportation services dating back to 1884. Transportation operated on a local basis and was not county wide. Each city operated its own form of transportation and they did not connect to each other. In the spring of 1997, a county wide sales tax levy […]

SARTA offers Service to Stark State College

By Kristie Petty-Cox Last year, the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) and Stark State College began a partnership to develop a program to enhance Stark State Students, Staff and Faculties ability to access Stark State’s main campus in North Canton. As a result of the partnership, SARTA and Stark State are providing express bus […]

SARTA Outreach Specialists

By Kristie Petty-Cox When most people think about jobs at Stark Area Reginal Transit Authority (SARTA) they think of bus drivers. SARTA has a lot of bus drivers or coach operators; however, there are a many other vital jobs. Have you ever heard of our Outreach Specialists? They are a key part of our community […]

SARTA Rolling into the Future

By Kristie Petty-Cox In July 2016, SARTA announced that it was seeking to renew its ¼% sales tax levy for a ten year term versus the five years we had done in the past. Chuck DeGraff, SARTA’s Board President stated, “Renewing the levy for ten years will provide the reliable revenue stream we need to […]

SARTA Zero-Emission Technology

By Kristie Petty-Cox In 2011 SARTA began perusing grant funds to build a state-of-the-art Zero Emissions fleet. Today we have a state-of-the-art Hydrogen Fueling Facility, which recently completed construction, and two of ten Hydrogen Fuel Cell buses. Construction of the $1.6 million fueling facility was funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Federal […]