Hours and Prices
A “Shared Ride” Public Transportation System
To Contact Us:
206 Claremont Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Lower Level of Municipal Building
Call for a Ride: (419) 207-8240
If you are a TTDY user, call: Ohio Relay Service: 1-800-750-0750
Hours of Operation:
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturdays
Closed Sundays and all major holidays.
It is the mission of Ashland Public Transit, through the efforts of dedicated and well trained employees, to provide all citizens and visitors with safe, reliable and efficient transportation, which continues to grow to meet their needs.
To Use Service:
Please call Ashland Public Transit dispatch at 419-207-8240 to schedule your ride by providing your name, address, desired pick-up and drop-off locations, and the times you wish to be picked up. If you need assistance, please let us know when you schedule your trips. Ashland Public Transit is a “curb to curb” service with a 15 minute window for pick up and drop-off times.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Service:
Please call dispatch at 419-207-8240 if you are disabled as you may qualify for a reduced fare. Ashland Public Transit has 7 vehicles that are “handicapped accessible.”
Ashland Public Transit complies with all ADA, Title VI and Civil Rights Laws.
If you are 65 years of age and can show proof of your age with a driver’s license or birth certificate then you will qualify for a discounted fare.
Types of Trips:
Currently, Ashland Public Transit permits three types of trips:
- Subscription Trips: A pre-scheduled trip for a future date that has no end date. For example; Jane needs to go to the grocery store every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. If you know you will be using our service on a regular basis, please share this information with us so we can schedule a “Standing Order” for you.
- Demand Response Trips: A pre-scheduled trip that is scheduled 24 hours in advance. For example; John schedules a trip today to go to the doctor tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Call dispatch to request your trips between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. the day before you ride. If you schedule a trip after 5:00 p.m. you will be charged the Same Day service rate.
- Same Day Trips: Trips that are scheduled the day of the trip. For example; Jane needs to go to the pharmacy at 11:15 a.m. today. Ashland Public Transit allows “same day” trips within the city limits. A “same day” trip is $5.00 for the general public and $2.50 for elderly/disabled.
Scheduled Ahead (24 Hour Reservation) inside City limits
General Public = $3.00 per trip Elderly/Disabled = $1.50 per trip
Under 12 with Adult = FREE Under 12 without Adult = $1.50
For General Public Riders: If a second person riding is going to the same destination as the general public rider, the second person pays half-price ($1.50) when they schedule 24 hours ahead. A $3.00 charge will be applied to “no shows” for general public and a $1.50 charge will be applied for elderly/disabled. Children “under 12” are FREE with a fare-paying adult. Child restraint seats are available if you call ahead to notify dispatch.
Same Day Service One-way Trips inside City limits
General Public = $5.00 per trip
Elderly/Disabled = $2.50 per trip
Under 12 with Adult = FREE
Under 12 without Adult = $2.50
For General Public Riders: If a second person riding is going to the same destination as the general public rider, the second person pays half-price ($2.50) for “same day” service. A $5.00 charge will be applied to “no shows” for general public and a $2.50 charge will be applied for elderly/disabled. Children “under 12” ride FREE with a fare-paying adult. Child restraint seats are available if you call ahead to notify dispatch.
Out of Town Trips:
Ashland Public Transit provides transportation up to a 100 mile radius from downtown Ashland. Out of town trips need to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. The trip cost is figured by charging the in-town rate first, then charging for miles traveled outside the city limits. When traveling within Ashland County the charge per mile is $1.00. When traveling outside Ashland County the charge per mile is $2.00. If the driver has to wait for the passenger at the out of town location, wait time is $10.00 per hour. When returning from your out-of-town trip, the cost per mile remains the same as the trip to the destination. Please see our City and County Maps for service areas, please call dispatch at 419-207-8240 for out of town travel quotes.
Ashland Public Transit has specific fares for trips to Airports. Trips to Cleveland Hopkins and Akron-Canton Airport both cost $75.00 for one person. Any additional passengers will pay $10.00 each. Trips to Columbus Airport cost $100.00 for one person and $10.00 for each additional passenger.
This service is financed in part from an operating Assistance Grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration. Ashland Public Transit complies with all Title VI and Civil Rights Laws.