WRTA to Suspend Services in Response to Virus Concerns

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In response to the area’s coronavirus outbreak, the Western Reserve Transit Authority is suspending its Nightline and fixed-route services.

Effective Monday, all Nightline routes, which run 7:15 p.m. to midnight, will be suspended and, effective April 6, all WRTA fixed routes in Mahoning and Trumbull counties will be suspended.

Meanwhile, the agency’s Enhanced Countywide service will operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, beginning Monday. All trips on the Countywide service must be scheduled by calling 330 744 8431. Trips must be scheduled between 24 hours and seven days in advance. Only trips for work, medical and shopping needs will be allowed. Information on how to schedule trips is available here.

“We are taking these steps to protect our employees and to assist with the Stay-at-Home order from Gov. Mike Dewine,” said WRTA Executive Director Dean Harris in a statement. “We will do all we can to accommodate the needs of our riders. We hope that they will limit their requests to only the most essential trips.”

More information is available at WRTAOnline.com or by calling 330 744 8431.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.