TARTA Welcomes University of Toledo and Local High School
Students Back to School by Meeting Their Mobility Needs
Rocket Lift and Additional Bus Service Resumes
Although it will be an
unusual school year for University of Toledo and local high
school students due to COVID-19, one thing is remaining the
same. The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA)
will provide students with bus service beginning Aug. 17.
TARTA operates the Rocket
Lift service with the Blue and Gold routes on the
University’s main campus. Service runs Monday through Friday
on school days only. Real-time bus tracking for Rocket Lift
is available through the mobile PassioGO app and can be
downloaded for free at the App Store and Google Play.
For charter and parochial
high schools located within the Toledo Public School
District, students may use TARTA’s fixed-route bus lines or
Call-A-Ride service depending upon the school’s location.
A complete list of routes
and time schedules serving area schools are available at
http://tarta.com/services/school-services/. Students and
parents are also encouraged to register for TARTA’s text
alerts to receive the latest updates about detours and
service updates at http://tarta.com/sign-up-for-alerts/.
There are currently no
fares for riding TARTA’s services as part of the Authority’s
safety protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. TARTA has
also installed plastic barriers around drivers; instituted a
10-passenger limit per bus for social distancing inside the
vehicles; and requires all riders to wear a facial covering.
Complimentary facial coverings are provided by TARTA drivers
to riders if needed.