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TARTA 17B/E detour at Miracle Mile has ended; its regular routing is now in effect. 

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Bancroft and Delaware bridge closures to detour routes 22F and 24/24T.

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Ohio Public Transit Association Announces Opposition to Issue 3.

(Columbus, OH) – Citing significant public safety concerns, the Ohio
Public Transit Association today announced its strong opposition to
State Issue 3, a proposed constitutional amendment that would give a
small group of investors a monopoly over the cultivation and sale of
marijuana in Ohio.

The Ohio Public Transit Association represents 61 public transit
agencies around the state with a total ridership of 115 million trips
annually.

“Our members work hard to keep our roads safe for their 60,000
employees and the 500,000 Ohioans they serve daily,” said Jim Gee,
President of the OPTA and General Manager of the Toledo Area
Regional Transit Authority. “If Issue 3 passes, it will compromise the
safety not only of the hardworking men and women providing public
transportation but of everyone else on the road as well.”
Gee continued, “Marijuana use interferes with reaction time,
peripheral use, and decision-making abilities. No one wants to ride a
public bus in the lane next to a driver that is high, and my concern is
that marijuana legalization will make this scenario commonplace.”
“We’re starting to see reports of Colorado and Washington that link the legalization of marijuana to safety problems on the road,” said Gee.

“It’s far more difficult to test for marijuana than it is for alcohol.”
To apprehend motorists driving under the influence of marijuana, Ohio law enforcement officers would require additional drug detection training and equipment.

In August 2015, the state of Washington released data showing an 83% increase in THC positive DUIs from 2011 to 2015. A recent report
released by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
(HIDTA) Task Force found that marijuana-related traffic deaths in
Colorado increased by 92% between 2010 and 2014, even though
recreational marijuana wasn’t legalized until 2013.

The Ohio Public Transit Association joins a broad coalition of
professional organizations, law enforcement officers, and public safety advocates in calling for the defeat of Issue 3.

The Ohio Public Transit Association is a professional association that
provides leadership, resources, support and technical assistance to
public and private transit agencies in Ohio. OPTA members daily serve more than 500,000 Ohioans while employing more than 60,000. For more information, visit www.ohiopublictransit.org.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – PROPOSED SERVICE CHANGES

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority will hold a public hearing from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the Authority’s Administration Offices, 1127 W Central Ave, Toledo OH 43610, for the purpose of discussing with the public, information on service consolidations and modifications of various routes to be effective Sunday, January 3, 2016.
 
The site is accessible to persons with mobility impairments. Interpretive services for the hearing-impaired and Limited English Proficient person/s will be provided upon a 48-hour advanced request notice. Individuals wishing to comment in person on the proposed changes should be present.
 
TARTA’s Administration Offices are served by routes 20M/T and 20/24.
 
Proposed Service Changes:
Modifying 17B/E all trips, where all 17B trips will stop at New Towne Square Dr
Modifying 26D/L all trips, where all 26L trips will no longer stop at New Towne Square Dr
 
Comments may also be made in writing to James K. Gee, General Manager, Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, P.O. Box 792, Toledo OH 43697-0792. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, to be included as part of the official record for final route adjustments and implementation purposes.

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Small Business Vendor Open House
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
1127 W Central Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43610

TARTA invites area small businesses to our Central Avenue Offices for an open house to learn about our purchasing process and needs. If you are a small business and would like to know how you can do business with TARTA, then this is for you! This is a great chance to meet our staff, pick up vendor applications, and get your questions answered.

The location is accessible via route 20M/T

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Downtown routes to detour for Monday’s Labor Day Parade.

Lineups will be on Erie Street between Jackson and Jefferson streets.

Due to the Monday, September 7, 2015, Labor Day Parade at 9 a.m. in Downtown Toledo, TARTA routes will have detours effective 6 a.m. to noon.

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Route 44X on detour due to AW Trail roadwork. Due to construction on Anthony Wayne Trail, all 44X buses are using the following detour: 44X outbound - via Michigan to Washington L, Broadway/River Road R, to regular routing; 44X inbound - via River Road/Broadway to Monroe L, Erie R, to regular routing.
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