Laketran News

“Fare Free” Rides on Laketran Routes 1-6 for Black Friday

Laketran has partnered with the business community to provide “fare free” rides on Routes 1-6 on Black Friday, November 26, 2010 to encourage people to shop locally in Lake County. The “fare free” rides are subsidized by French Chiropractic of Madison; Crusin’ 50’s Diner, The Olive and The Grape, and Van’s Photo of Mentor; Leader […]

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Local Fixed Route Service Extended Until 8pm

Effective Monday, November 22, Laketran will restore Local Fixed Route service on Routes 1-6 and Dial-a-Ride until 8 pm, Monday through Friday. The service restoration was made possible by a successful multi-point financial recovery plan that included pursuing new revenue streams such as Medicaid reimbursement for medical trips, grant sources for specific programs and internal […]

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Commuter Express Service for Friday, November 26

Due to historically reduced ridership on the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 26, 2010 only the following Commuter Express Routes and Departures will operate:   Morning Departures Route 10 AM: 6:25, 7:00, 7:35 Route 11 AM: 6:25 (Madison), 7:00 (Lakeland) Route 12 AM: 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 Route 13 AM: 6:40 Route 14 AM: […]

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Commuter Challenge Works for the Region

Commuter Challenge 2010 helped Northeast Ohio save 23,856 miles of driving!   From July 17-31, commuters were asked to try alternate transportation, including biking, walking, transit, carpooling or telecommuting. Participants won baseball tickets, Mr. Hero sandwich gift certificates, and other prizes.   Corporate participants included the Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, University Circle Inc., the […]

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Laketran First in Ohio to Introduce Smart Cards for Fare Payment

Laketran, the Regional Transit Authority for Lake County, Ohio is the first system in Ohio to introduce the use of Smart Cards for fare payment.   The Smart Card option, which becomes effective on Monday, August 16, 2010, allows passengers to pre-load their fare cards then pay their fare when boarding by simply tapping the […]

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