Laketran News

Laketran drivers recognized for safety efforts by state association

Laketran drivers Lee Raimey and Vickie Williams were two of the three drivers recognized during the Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA) awards ceremony at the association’s annual meeting this month in Columbus. Bus driver Lee Raimey received the 2019 OPTA Milestone Award for 30 years of accident-free driving at Laketran. He has never had an […]

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Where the jobs are: Laketran now takes Cleveland workers to Mentor industrial hub

By Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio–Bri’anna Cooper and Michael Dudley stand under a downtown streetlight every weekday before dawn and wait for the 6:20 a.m. to Mentor. Why Mentor, 26 miles from Cleveland? Because that’s where the jobs are. Cooper and Dudley were placed by temporary agencies a couple months ago in factories […]

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NOACA awards $100,000 planning grant for Vine Street Corridor

Kristi Garabrandt – The News-Herald The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Association has awarded a $100,000 Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative Grant to Laketran to be used for the planning of the Vine Street Corridor. The grant was announced recently by Mayors Dennis Morley of Eastlake, Rich Regovich of Willowick and Bob Fiala of Willoughby along with Laketran CEO Ben Capelle. […]

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Laketran CEO delivers Meals on Wheels to raise awareness

Chad Felton | The News-Herald Laketran Dial-a-Ride drivers typically take seniors and people with disabilities around Lake County to get to work, medical appointments or shopping.  However, on March 18, the start of Community Champions Week, Laketran CEO Ben Capelle took the driver’s seat, and with the help of Lake County Council on Aging volunteer […]

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