Laketran News

Laketran precautions against coronavirus

Updated: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. Driver barriers installed on Local Route buses – As an additional COVID-19 safety precaution, plexiglass barriers have been installed next to the driver’s seat on all of Laketran’s Local Route buses. Currently, Laketran has suspended fare collection and mandated rear door boarding for all customers until September […]

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Laketran expands Route 1 service to maintain social distancing as ridership grows

Beginning Monday, August 17, Laketran’s local bus route, Route 1, will operate every 40 minutes instead of 60 minutes on weekdays. Laketran is adding a third bus to the route so customers can properly distance while onboard to provide a safer space for everyone travelling. Since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Laketran has […]

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Laketran pilots Next Day Dial-a-Ride to improve access to service

On August 3, Laketran began a pilot program offering Next Day Dial-a-Ride reservations to customers who use the agency’s door-to-door transportation service. Dial-a-Ride is an assisted transportation service primarily used by seniors and people with disabilities who cannot access the agency’s Local Route service. Laketran provides the service throughout Lake County and to limited Cuyahoga […]

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New Transit Routes Aim to Improve Workforce Development along Lake County’s Largest Industrial Boulevard and Serve New Neighborhoods

Laketran’s first new routes in twenty years will serve Tyler Boulevard, Mentor Headlands, Mentor-on-the-Lake Lake County, OH – Laketran board of trustees approved a long awaited bus service to improve transit access along Lake County’s largest employment corridor. City of Mentor’s Tyler Boulevard is the major arterial connecting ten industrial boulevards lined with over 300 […]

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Lake County agencies distributing 15,000 pounds of food weekly to feed 450-plus senior households

By Chad Felton cfelton@news-herald.com  Laketran’s Mentor Park-n-Ride location was transformed into a grocery delivery destination June 17 where over 450 Lake County seniors in need received boxes of produce and dairy items. Offering a completely contactless pickup process, Laketran employees, community volunteers and elected officials alike, all equipped with personal protective equipment, worked together placing groceries in […]

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