By Kristie Cox
In recent years, SARTA’s marketing tagline has been “Where can we take you today?” For a growing number of passengers, including Stark County’s military veterans, the answer is “Cleveland” via the transit system’s increasingly popular Route 4.
Here’s why. Route 4 is convenient. Buses make three roundtrips Monday through Friday from SARTA’s Cornerstone Travel Center and American Legion Post 44 to the Wade Park VA Medical Center and downtown Cleveland. You can leave in the morning or afternoon, stay all day or for a few hours, and then head home just before 5.
It’s our “Express Route” to everything that makes Cleveland one of the best cities in the USA. It’s a short walk from our stop at Wade Park to the Museum of Natural History, Museum of Art, restaurants and other spots that make University Heights a cultural mecca. Our downtown stop, at Prospect and Superior is near, well it’s near everything: the Gateway District, Jack Casino, Progressive Field, Public Square, Quicken Loans Arena, Tower City, and loads of great restaurants and hotels.
But wait, there’s more. Because transferring to the Cleveland RTA is a breeze, Route 4 can get you to the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Westside Market, Beachwood Place, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Airport, or any of thousands of destinations served by the RTA’s buses and trains.
The ride is cheap. Just a few bucks gets you to Cleveland and back. That’s way less than you’d spend on gas or parking. And if you’re a veteran with a medical appointment at the Wade Park VA, the ride is really cheap because it’s absolutely FREE thanks to SARTA and the Stark County Veterans Service Commission. If you’re a vet, just call the VSC at 330-451-7457, ext. 3, for more info or to arrange a free ride for yourself and up to three family members or companions. And thanks for your service.
Finally, more and more people are climbing aboard Route 4 because SARTA makes traveling to Cleveland easy. Begin by planning your trip with our powerful rider tools. Simply visit SARTAonline.com from your computer, tablet, or phone, tell us where you want to go and when you want to get there, click the “Get Directions” button, and highly detailed directions will appear on your screen in a flash. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions and you’ll be at your destination in no time.
We make buying your ticket to ride just as easy. They’re available for purchase on the Route 4 bus, at all our transit centers or can be ordered at SARTAonline.com/single-bus-tickets-passes. Click on “Cleveland” and you’re well on your way to visiting Canton’s fabulous neighbor to the North on SARTA, the best way to get wherever you want to go in Northeast Ohio.
SARTA’s Route 4