By Leo Jennings
Spring is around the corner and SARTA’s coming down the road with a bus load of neat features that make public transit a great way to shake off the winter blues. If you’re aching to hit the great outdoors, our affordable fixed routes make traveling to parks, bike trails, jogging paths, baseball diamonds and hundreds of other destinations across Stark County a breeze. And here’s a bonus: there’s never a charge for bringing your bike along on our bicycle rack-equipped vehicles.
Along with the warm weather, here’s something else to be excited about this Spring: PinPoint by MyStop, EZfare, and SARTABuzz, our rider tools that make riding SARTA a walk in the park.
Let’s start our stroll with PinPoint by MyStop, our enhanced transit info app. Available as a free download for Apple and Android devices, PinPoint by MyStop places control of your trip in the palm of your hand.
To put the app to work for you, visit www.sartaonline.com/sarta-pinpoint-by-mystop and click on the download links or search for “MyStop” in the App Store or on Google Play. Install the app and then click or swipe to plan trips using enhanced Google Search, see multiple routes and buses on your screen, get directions to the bus stop nearest you, track your bus in real time, select routes/stops as favorites, set reminders so you don’t miss your bus, and receive email or text service alerts.
If you’re running an older version of PinPoint or are a new user, don’t miss the bus; download the new PinPoint by MyStop and take control of your travel today.
Once you’ve planned your trip with PinPoint, purchase your ticket or pass with EZfare, the free app that makes paying fares and transferring between transit systems incredibly EZ. To experience the benefits of EZfare, visit sartaonline.com/ez-fare and click on the download links or search EZfare in the App Store or on Google Play. When you open EZfare for the first time you’ll be prompted to open an account. Once you do, you’re just a few steps away from purchasing your fare online.
- Choose SARTA or another transit system from the menu.
- Tap on “Buy Tickets” to purchase the tickets or passes you need for your trip.
- Enter your payment information, we accept debit and credit cards. Your purchase will be placed in your ticket wallet.
- When it’s time to ride, open your ticket wallet, activate your ticket, and show it to your driver.
That’s it, you’re on your way.
Finally, don’t forget to grab SARTABuzz the perfect companion to PinPoint and EZfare. Log onto sartaonline.com/sarta-buzz or text SARTA Buzz to 31996 to sign up and we’ll hit you up with the latest buzz, including rider alerts.
So, no matter where you’re going this Spring, SARTA can get you there and PinPoint by My Stop, EZfare, and SARTABuzz make traveling a breeze. Want a ride?
Enjoy Spring With SARTA