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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Effective April 19, masks are not required on PARTA buses.

“No Mask, No Problem” says PARTA bus company

Joshua Bailey, Reporter April 26, 2022

Face coverings are no longer required for riders or bus drivers on Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority buses or at its transit center in downtown Kent, following a federal court ruling Monday. U.S....

A description of Phase 2D of vaccine distribution.

COVID-19 vaccination waitlists keep doses from going to waste

Ethan Cohen Reporter March 26, 2021

“Right now it’s so difficult to know when you’re going to get scheduled or if your first appointment might be in Medina or be an hour, an hour and a half away,” said Joan Seidel, Kent city health...

Entrance of the PARTA Kent Central Gateway in downtown Kent.

PARTA launches contact-free mobile ticketing application for riders

Mason Lawlor Reporter September 12, 2020

Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) is rolling out a new mobile ticketing application, EZfare, for riders throughout Portage County starting this season. The measure comes in response...

PARTA emphasizes sanitation in midst of pandemic

Griffin White Reporter March 30, 2020

Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority, a central part of transportation in Kent, spoke out about its efforts to ensure the health and safety of its passengers amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic.With...

A PARTA bus drives by the M.A.C. Center on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. 

PARTA to offer free rides on Valentine’s Day

Alex Johnson February 11, 2019

PARTA will offer free rides on Valentine’s Day this year.PARTA joins over 40 other members of the Ohio Public Transit Association by taking part in the “Ohio Loves Transit” event on Feb. 14.According...

A PARTA bus pulls into the Kent State Student Center stop on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. 

PARTA sees a slight increase in bus ridership

Sarah Limas October 24, 2018

More students are riding PARTA buses this semester, and the crowding on the transportation is becoming a slight issue.From the beginning of the semester to the end of September, students rode the bus 512,001...

PARTA buses sit parked at the PARTA headquarters across the street from Dix Stadium on Summit Street, where the CNG pump will be built next year.

PARTA receives $1.3 million grant

Alex Tinline October 21, 2017

PARTA is taking steps to become more environmentally friendly by installing a second condensed natural gas fueling pump.Through the grant they received earlier this month of over $1.3 million from The...

PARTA buses sit parked at the PARTA headquarters across the street from Dix Stadium on Summit Street, where the CNG pump will be built next year.

PARTA receives $1.3 million state grant

Alex Tinline October 11, 2017

PARTA announced through a press release Wednesday they have received over $1.3 million in state grant funding to put towards new purchases.As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Ohio Transit...

Claudia Amrhein, the general manager of PARTA, poses for a portrait on Monday, Aug. 27, 2017.

PARTA invests in natural gas for Portage County

Jenna Kuczkowski August 30, 2017

In its effort to become an “all in one” compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle hub, PARTA has plans to build a natural gas fueling station in Kent with part of their nearly $2.2 million grant through...

Kent to fix Lincoln-Summit traffic

Hannah Coleman April 16, 2017

Between potholes, closed roads and traffic cones, Kent State students and surrounding community members have found it impossible to ignore the construction taking place on Summit Street.The current road...

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Drivers prepare for further construction on Summit Street starting Monday

Hannah Coleman March 1, 2017

Kent State students and community members need to start planning extra time in their commutes to prepare for the Summit Street Improvement Project Phase II.Beginning Monday, traffic will be reduced to...

A PARTA bus drives by the M.A.C. Center on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. 

Proposed budget plan could hurt PARTA

Hannah Coleman February 13, 2017

Transit agencies in Ohio are bracing for the loss of millions of dollars in their budgets starting in July. The financial impact comes from the state no longer collecting the sales and use tax on Medicaid...

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