Community Action Wayne/Medina and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) launch safe, affordable, convenient countywide public transit service October 4th, 2021

“WCT meets the demonstrated need for countywide public transportation,” CAWM President/CEO Melissa Pearce said. “Residents who once faced mobility challenges will now be able to travel to work, medical appointments, government offices, stores, senior centers, and hundreds of other destinations in Wayne County. I am confident WCT will significantly improve
and enhance the quality of life in our community, and I would like to thank the Wayne County commissioners and SARTA for working with us to create and operate the new service.”

SARTA CEO Kirt Conrad said his award-winning, nationally recognized agency was eager to lend its experience and expertise to the project. “Across Ohio, and particularly in rural areas, the lack of mobility is a barrier to self -sufficiency, job creation, and economic growth,” he said. “I believe WCT will break down that barrier by delivering the safe, affordable, reliable, and convenient mobility services the people of Wayne County want, need, and deserve.”


Funding for WCT is provided by the Federal Transit Administration, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and various local contracts.

For more information, please contact SARTA Customer Service at 330-477-2782, Option #2 or CAWM at 330-264-8677.


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