PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN STARK COUNTY, OHIO

THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT IS TO PRESENT THE RESULTS OF AN IN DEPTH STUDY OF THE TRANSIT NEEDS OF STARK COUNTY. INCLUDED IN THIS STUDY ARE THOSE SOCIOECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL FACTORS RELATED TO EXISTING AND FUTURE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN THE COUNTY. THE AUTHORS RECOMMEND THAT IF TRANSIT IS TO BE PRESERVED IN THE STARK COUNTY URBANIZED AREA, A REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY MUST BE CREATED. SHOULD THE VARIOUS MUNICIPALITIES (OTHER THAN CANTON AND/OR MASSILLON) DECLINE THE OPPORTUNITY OF URBAN AREA AUTHORITY PARTICIPATION, EITHER CITY CAN PROCEED COOPERATIVELY OR INDEPENDENTLY TO PRESERVE TRANSIT. THE NEWLY CREATED TRANSIT AUTHORITY IN STARK COUNTY MUST HAVE COMPLETE REGULATORY AUTHORITY OVER ITS OWN ROUTES, FARES, AND FIXED-ROUTE SERVICE OF ANY PRIVATE CARRIERS OPERATING WITHIN THE AREA. THE TRANSIT AUTHORITY MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSIDIZE PRIVATE CARRIERS OPERATING IN THE TRANSIT AREA TO PRECLUDE UNNECESSARY TAKEOVERS OF PRIVATELY OPERATED TRANSIT OPERATIONS. BUSES OF THE TRANSIT AUTHORITY SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO OPERATE OFF-ROUTE SCHOOL SERVICE WITHOUT THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE BUSES BE PAINTED YELLOW, STRIPED, OR EQUIPPED WITH SPECIAL BLINKING SIGNALS. THE AUTHORS FURTHER RECOMMEND THAT THIRTY FIVE NEW AIR-CONDITIONED BUSES SHOULD BE ACQUIRED BY THE TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO MODERNIZE THE CANTON AREA FLEET AND EXPAND SERVICE TO NORTH CANTON. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO OHIO-T9-4
  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith, Wilbur & Associates

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  • Publication Date: 1970-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 17 1982 12:00AM