Ashland Public Transit (APT) was recently allocated funds from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) through its Rides to Community Immunity program.
Ashland Public Transit and the Ashland County Health Department are teaming up to offer free rides to any of the vaccination sites located within the county. The program is available to all Ashland County residents.
Vaccine appointments must be scheduled prior to booking your ride with APT, and you can do so by visiting gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.
To schedule transportation for your appointment, please call APT dispatch at (419) 207-8240.
Ashland Public Transit operates Monday through Friday 6:00am—9:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am—9:00pm. All of APT’s vehicles are wheelchair accessible and sanitized based on recommendations from the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and the Ashland County Health Department.
A “Shared Ride” Public Transportation System
Call for a Ride: (419) 207-8240
If you are a TTDY user, call: Ohio Relay Service: 711
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.
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.
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.
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 “origin to destination” 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. To apply for the Disabled Fare use the form available here. All of Ashland Public Transit's vehicles are wheelchair 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. To apply for the Elderly Fare use the form available here.
Types of Trips:
Currently, Ashland Public Transit permits three types of trips:
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 plus $1.00 per mile for miles traveled outside the city limits. If the driver has to wait for the passenger at the out of town location, wait time is $15.00 per hour. When returning from your out-of-town trip, the cost per mile remains the same as the trip to the destination. Out of town trips must begin OR end within City limits. 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.
To Contact Us:
206 Claremont Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805
(Lower Level of Municipal Building)