Locals participate in ‘Ohio Loves Transit Week’


County transportation provides over 45,000 trips each year

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Fayette County Commissioners Dan Dean, Jim Garland and Tony Anderson proudly display their Ohio “I Love Transit” stickers for Ohio Loves Transit Week.

Fayette County Commissioners Dan Dean, Jim Garland and Tony Anderson proudly display their Ohio “I Love Transit” stickers for Ohio Loves Transit Week.


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Every segment of Ohio — businesses, communities, individuals and families — benefit from public transportation, an essential service that enhances economic development, insures sustainable lifestyle and a higher quality of life.

Fayette County Transportation provides over 45,000 trips each year, helping to create and maintain jobs that are essential in keeping our communities strong. They connect friends and neighbors to jobs, schools, medical appointments and providing rides to get a vaccine.

“Fayette County Transportation provides an invaluable service to residents of all of Fayette County and the City of Washington Court House. Friends and family utilize the transportation for work and other personal needs such as grocery shopping, medical appointments and sporting events when possible,” said Fayette County Commissioner Tony Anderson.

Public transit is a vital link for people with disabilities, providing rides to work, job training programs, medical appointments and adult day care facilities.

Fayette County Transportation continues to meet the daily mobility needs of Ohio’s growing senior population as well as keeping up with the capital need to move workers, students and those without access to their own vehicles.

The transit agency works to ensure all citizens have access to the transportation services they need to remain an active part of the community.

Transit drives our economy, with statistics showing that every $1 invested in public transit generates $4 in economic return.

Fayette County Transportation Director Joy Stanforth said that the Fayette County program transports over 34,000 rides a year to get individuals to and from work with an additional 5,500 medical trips for food, personal shopping, visiting loved ones in nursing facilities, etc.

The fifth-annual “Ohio Loves Transit Week,” Feb. 13-20, will include activities with transit customers all week.

During the week as long as supplies last, Fayette County Transportation will be handing out Ohio “I Love Transit” buttons to passengers.

Ohio Loves Transit Week is hosted by the county’s transportation partner, the Ohio Public Transit Association.

For more information, contact Joy Stanforth, director of transit, at 740-335-9628 or [email protected]

Fayette County Commissioners Dan Dean, Jim Garland and Tony Anderson proudly display their Ohio “I Love Transit” stickers for Ohio Loves Transit Week.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/02/web1_IMG_1181.jpgFayette County Commissioners Dan Dean, Jim Garland and Tony Anderson proudly display their Ohio “I Love Transit” stickers for Ohio Loves Transit Week. Courtesy photo
County transportation provides over 45,000 trips each year

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