TARTA riders had to pre-purchase bus fares at specific locations
around town or pay in exact change when boarding the bus.
EZfare, riders no longer need to keep track of a printed pass
and can save time by purchasing bus passes anywhere, anytime.
The app was
developed in collaboration with 10 other transit systems to
spread the financial commitment across multiple organizations
for the betterment of public transportation riders. While TARTA
continues to face difficult financial limitations for
operations, its financial contributions to the app development
were provided through a grant from the
Federal Transit Administration.
pursuing alternative funding sources to continue to advance
TARTA and public transit in the region, despite the limited
operating funds currently available. In this instance, we’re
fortunate that this grant made it possible to offer TARTA riders
a new technology that simplifies the rider experience,” said
Jim Gee, General Manager for TARTA.
the EZfare app will continue to evolve and add new features to
further enhance the rider experience.
wish to continue purchasing fares with cash will be able to do
so. The EZfare app supplements all existing fare purchase
locations and options
The app can be
downloaded from the
App Store at or the
Google Play store.
information is available on the
TARTA website or
The Toledo Area Regional
was formed in 1971 and is a political subdivision under Ohio
law, similar to a park or school district. TARTA supplies more
than 2.5 million passenger trips annually and provides
interconnected regional service to six communities in Lucas
County – Toledo, Maumee, Waterville, Ottawa Hills, Sylvania, and
Sylvania Township – and Rossford in Wood County.
TARTA provides a variety
of transportation services, including fixed-line service on
regularly scheduled specific routes; the Toledo Area Regional
Paratransit Service (TARPS) for the disabled and Call-A-Ride
service in suburban communities. TARPS and Call-A-Ride customers
are required to call in advance to arrange pick-up times.