WRTA to have hourly service on all routes on Sept. 6

YOUNGSTOWN — Starting Sept. 6, the Western Reserve Transit Authority will have hourly service on all its bus routes in Mahoning County.

That adds 56 more trips a day to about the 300 current weekday bus routes it has and doubles the number of trips on Saturday, said James Ferraro, WRTA’s executive director.

“We already serve the targeted areas, but riders told us they needed more frequent trips,” he said. “Previously, some had to wait two hours for service. But now, all of our routes will have service every hour.”

Rates will remain the same with the cost as low as 60 cents per trip.

The newly revised schedule will be on the agency’s website – wrtaonline.com – shortly, Ferraro said.