On March 23rd, 2007, Governor Ted Strickland designated the Lawrence County Port Authority as the recipient of Federal Transit Administration funds in order to initiate the start-up of a public transportation system in Lawrence County, Ohio. The Port Authority then contracted with the Ironton-Lawrence County CAO to administer the program.
The sole purpose of the new bus system is to provide affordable transportation for Lawrence County residents in order to travel throughout the Tri-State area. It provides an opportunity for residents to get to work, school, shopping centers, hospitals, doctors' offices, and any other places that they need to travel.
The new system, called TTA-Ohio, will consist of two fixed routes running Monday through Friday. One will travel from Proctorville to Ironton. It will provide destination stops in Huntington, Chesapeake, South Point, Coal Grove, and Ironton. The other will run throughout Ironton with destination stops periodically in Ashland. All buses will be handicap accessible and will provide para transit service for these residents. The buses will be professionally driven with courteous drivers! They will be clean and most importantly, always on time!
Also, CAO will provide a demand response service, for all residents of Lawrence County that qualify. These residents have a need for transportation to get to the fixed bus routes and the current CAO fleet will offer this service by use of sophisticated dispatching tools. An "open door" policy will be adopted to increase efficiencies throughout the county.
With the ever increasing cost of owning and operating a vehicle and the negative global effects of more cars on the road, this public transportation system will fill the much needed void in Lawrence County for today and into the future! Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to "Connect the Tri-State" and RIDE THE BUS!!!