All of the discounted fare programs below are subsidized programs offered in partnership with local community agencies.
Lakeland Community College Students
Lakeland Community College offers free transportation to students on Laketran’s Routes 1-9. Student must swipe a valid student ID at the fare box each time they board. Schedules are available in Admissions, Library, and AFC. Laketran also offers free Campus Loop (Route 7) service to get around campus.
Mentor High School – Cardinal GO
Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, Mentor High School will offer Cardinal Go, a student transit benefit that provides free transportation to students on Laketran’s Routes 1-9. Students must register with Mentor Public Schools to participate in the program. Once students are enrolled, they will download Laketran’s EZfare app and scan a digital ticket each time they board to ride for no charge. Mentor High School students can register using the parent portal.
Wickliffe High School – Blue Devils GO
Wickliffe High School now offers Blue Devils GO, a student transit benefit that provides free transportation to students on Laketran’s Routes 1-9. Students must register with Wickliffe High School by completing this Blue Devils GO registration form and returning it to the high school’s main office. Once students are enrolled, they will download Laketran’s EZfare app and scan a digital ticket each time they board to ride for no charge.
Lake County Veterans
Laketran, in partnership with the Lake County Veterans Service Commission and Lake County Commissioners, provides Lake County veterans with free Dial-a-Ride transportation to any medical or adult day care appointment and any VA location within Laketran’s service area. Veterans must register with Lake County Veterans Service Commission to be eligible for free medical transportation. Here is more information on Laketran’s Veterans Medical Transportation.
Going to Senior Centers or RSVP volunteer assignments in Lake County
Dial-a-Ride transportation to any and from any Lake County Senior Center or RSVP of Lake County volunteer assignment is provided free of charge to all Lake County seniors (60 years or older). Dial-a-Ride trips are paid through the Lake County Senior Services Levy and will pay for a ride to and from the senior center. RSVP volunteers must be approved through the RSVP office prior to scheduling rides on Laketran. Seniors must show their Golden Buckeye card when boarding.
Seniors/Citizens with Disabilities in Perry Township (including North Perry Village and Perry Village)
Perry Township will pay the $2.50 in-county ($5.00 out of county/medical only) Dial-a-Ride fare for resident seniors/individuals with disabilities. Seniors (sixty years of age or older)/individuals with disabilities must show their Golden Buckeye card to receive this benefit. No registration is required.
Seniors/Citizens with Disabilities in Wickliffe
The City of Wickliffe provides seniors and individuals with disabilities local transportation through the city’s Senior Bus Transportation. For more information call (440) 943-7120. For transportation outside Wickliffe’s service area, the city will pay Laketran’s $2.50 in-county Dial-a-Ride fare for resident seniors/individuals with disabilities registered with the City of Wickliffe. Seniors/individuals with disabilities must show their Golden Buckeye card to receive this benefit.
Seniors/Citizens with Disabilities in Willoughby
The City of Willoughby will pay $1 toward any in-county Dial-a-Ride fare for resident seniors/individuals with disabilities registered with the city. Seniors/individuals with disabilities are responsible for paying the remaining $1.50 in-county fare. The City of Willoughby will also pay up to $1 towards the fare for Laketran’s Cuyahoga County Medical Service. Seniors/individuals with disabilities are responsible for paying the remaining $4 of the fare.
To receive a discounted bus fare, Willoughby residents must register for a Laketran Transportation Card with the City of Willoughby at the Willoughby Senior Center located at 36939 Ridge Rd. The senior center is open Monday – Friday, 8:00-4:30. Call 440-951-2832 for more information.
If you are a Medicaid recipient, the cost of your transportation to some Medicaid-approved health care services may be covered by Medicaid. In these instances, the rider does not pay a fare. For more information contact Lake County Job and Family Services and ask about Laketran’s Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation by calling 440-350-4212.