WRTA Halts Four Warren Routes at End of August

WARREN, Ohio — Western Reserve Transit Authority announced Tuesday that four routes serving the city will be discontinued at the end of August as grants that funded the routs expire.

Four fixed routes are affected, including #70 Southeast, #72 Southwest, #74 Elm and #75 Northwest.

Route #28, known as the Warren Express will continue to operate the old route to Lane Drive, as will Countywide — WRTA’s scheduled curb-to-curb service.

WRTA officials had hoped to place a 0.25% sales tax issue on the ballot this fall to continue and expand service in Trumbull County and Warren, but that effort was rejected by Trumbull County Commissioners.

“We really wish we could have continued service in Warren,” said WRTA Executive Director Dean Harris. “But our grant funding was limited. We had hoped to get the sales tax issue on the ballot so we could continue because the need is definitely there.”

Riders are advised to check WRTAonline.com for more information about Countywide service or call the WRTA office at 330 744 8431.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.