Laketran News

Laketran joins state initiative Ohio Loves Transit

On February 14, 2018, Laketran will join Ohio Public Transit Association members to celebrating “Ohio Loves Transit” a statewide initiative to promote the need for public transit in Ohio. The purpose of this day is to celebrate transit and demonstrate how it is helping move Ohio forward. Over 3 million Ohioans rely on public transportation […]

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Falkowski and Miller continue to move Laketran forward

At the January 22 meeting, the Laketran Board of Trustees unanimously re-elected Brian Falkowski, of Concord, as Board President to a fourth, one-year term and Paul E. Miller, of Mentor, as Vice President for a third, one-year term for 2018.  President Falkowski has been a Laketran Trustee since June 2011 and Vice President Miller has […]

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Laketran expands propane fleet to improve efficiency

Aging population demand more efficient service As Dial-a-Ride ridership continues to grow alongside Lake County’s aging population, Laketran is aggressively trying to find ways to make the service more efficient. One of those strategies is transitioning the 85 bus Dial-a-Ride fleet from diesel fuel to propane. General Manager Ben Capelle explained, “There’s some expenses we can’t […]

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Laketran aims to aid Mentor industries’ quest for workers on Tyler Boulevard

By James Ewinger, The Plain Dealer | January 22, 2018 PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Laketran and Mentor city planners are looking for ways to turn the transit system into an economic driver along Tyler Boulevard, which is home to at least 200 businesses – most involved in light and medium manufacturing. The quest is for the best way […]

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Laketran’s year of transition serving as catalyst for future

The News-Herald | Tuesday, January 2, 2018 With Ray Jurkowski retiring as general manager after 14 years, Laketran knew 2017 was set to be a year of transition. The organization in July promoted deputy general manager Ben Capelle to the role previously held by Jurkowski. But that’s not all the transit system faced — add […]

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