Finding out how to ride a bus in Stark County (and Northeastern Ohio) just became as simple as clicking a few buttons. SARTA, the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, has completed inputting route information into Google Transit, the public transport route planner that is a part of Google Maps. 

Google Transit allows you easily identify bus routes and times for traveling, as well showing alternate routes and numerous other choices. 

To use Google Transit online:

 • Go to Google Maps

• Click on “Directions”

• Click on the “Bus” symbol 

• Identify your starting point by

            *placing a pushpin on the map or

            *typing an address or place 

• Identify your end point by

            *placing a pushpin on the map or

            *typing an address or place 

• Google Transit will then show you the next available trip.

You then have options to:

            *select a departure time

            *select an arrival time

            *see multiple choices of routes

            *see multiple trips and times throughout the day by selecting “schedule explorer” 

One of the most exciting parts of Google Transit is that it ties system information together! Therefore route planning is not limited to Stark County destinations since METRO, RTA and PARTA (Summit, Cuyahoga and Portage Counties, respectively) are all part of Google Transit. You can also go to “Google Transit” for trip planning with transit systems from across the US and the world