Lima/Allen County RTA

Lima/Allen County RTA Allen County Regional Transit Authority
200 East High Street
Lima, OH 45801
419-222-2RTA We at RTA, want to provide a safe, reliable, comfortable, and enjoyable riding experience for all of our patrons - and our drivers.

We promise to serve you with integrity, respect, civility, trust, teamwork, and to be receptive to your suggestions.

Operating as usual

12/30/2021

Reminder: ACRTA will be closing at 5:15 pm on Friday, December 31st. We will be CLOSED Saturday, January 1st.
Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve!

12/22/2021

Reminder: ACRTA will be CLOSED Friday, December 24th and Saturday, December 25th.

12/15/2021

Did you know:
Every $1 invested in public transportation generates $5 in economic returns.
Every $1 billion invested in public transportation supports and creates approximately 50,000 jobs.
Home values were up to 24% higher near public transportation than in other areas.

Our Christmas angels were back again this year! With their generosity we will be able to help keep many of our passenger...
12/08/2021

Our Christmas angels were back again this year! With their generosity we will be able to help keep many of our passengers a little warmer.

11/24/2021

Reminder: ACRTA is CLOSED tomorrow, November 25 for Thanksgiving. We will run normal hours Friday and Saturday.

We always love helping the community when we can!
11/15/2021

We always love helping the community when we can!

Thank you, Lima/Allen County RTA, for allowing Lima Memorial to temporarily utilize a vehicle as a shuttle for patients visiting the Lima Memorial Emergency Center during the final phase of the Welcome Center construction.

Lima Memorial Hospital Shuttle service will be available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the first parking lot off of Dewey Avenue with limited weekend availability. Patients may call 419-998-4539 to be picked up or if they have any questions about shuttle services and times.

Patients experiencing a critical emergency are not required to wait for the shuttle and may be brought to the ER entrance.

11/11/2021

In honor of Veteran's Day, all Active Duty and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces can ride the fixed route buses for free with proof of service (DD214 , Veteran's Card, Military ID)

09/27/2021

Starting October 4th, we are reducing service hours temporarily due to a driver shortage.

Routes 1, 2, 3, and 6 will end at 6:45 pm instead of 9:45 pm, Monday through Friday.

Routes 4 and 5 will end at 7:15 pm instead of 10:15 pm, Monday through Friday.

Uplift door-to-door services will also end at 7:15 pm Monday through Friday.

Routes 7, 8, 9, and 10 will not be affected by the reduction in service hours, and Saturday hours will remain the same.

We are still looking for drivers. We will train the right applicants to get their CDL with passenger endorsement.

09/03/2021

Reminder: ACRTA is CLOSED Monday, September 6th for Labor Day.

08/19/2021

Now hiring drivers!!! Paid training to get your CDL, paid holidays & birthday, medical/dental/vision insurance; monthly/quarterly/yearly bonuses, and PTO. Apply online at www.acrta.com or in person at 200 E. High St., Lima, OH 45801.

08/10/2021

Another great event happening this Saturday, right in Downtown Lima:

Celebrating You for Mental Health Awareness
August 14, 2021 - August 14, 2021
Location: Downtown Lima
Address: Town Square North Quadrants 50 Town Square, Lima, OH 45801
Times: 2 - 8 PM
Admission: Free
Contact: Sue Smith
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Join us for food trucks, free food, mental health resources, spoken word artists, and more! Live music from Mixed Vibes and Lima Symphony Orchestra. Family friendly events from 2-4:30 pm and adult events from 6-8 pm. Sponsored by Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties.

There's a Block Party at the Bradfield Center this Saturday, August 14th! ACRTA is offering free fixed route rides all d...
08/10/2021

There's a Block Party at the Bradfield Center this Saturday, August 14th! ACRTA is offering free fixed route rides all day to help get people closer to the action.

Did you know the ACRTA has a Trolley?  Built in 1991 to look like the old time trolleys, it is rented out for weddings a...
07/29/2021

Did you know the ACRTA has a Trolley? Built in 1991 to look like the old time trolleys, it is rented out for weddings and community events. We love making special events even better!

This week our driver Pennie has a birthday!  Please tell her Happy Birthday if you see her!
07/22/2021

This week our driver Pennie has a birthday! Please tell her Happy Birthday if you see her!

This week our driver Pennie has a birthday! Please tell her Happy Birthday if you see her!

Starting off our July birthdays is Tim!  HIs birthday was a few days ago but it's still his birthday week, so wish him a...
07/15/2021

Starting off our July birthdays is Tim! HIs birthday was a few days ago but it's still his birthday week, so wish him a Happy Belated Birthday if you see him! πŸŽ‰

Starting off our July birthdays is Tim! HIs birthday was a few days ago but it's still his birthday week, so wish him a Happy Belated Birthday if you see him! πŸŽ‰

Let's run a throwback Thursday pic today!  This is from our South Main (#5) route in March of 2019.  Any frequent riders...
07/08/2021

Let's run a throwback Thursday pic today! This is from our South Main (#5) route in March of 2019. Any frequent riders recognize themselves? We love our passengers, you are the reason we are here!

Let's run a throwback Thursday pic today! This is from our South Main (#5) route in March of 2019. Any frequent riders recognize themselves? We love our passengers, you are the reason we are here!

This bus seems a little confused.  Glad ours know they are buses!
07/01/2021

This bus seems a little confused. Glad ours know they are buses!

This bus seems a little confused. Glad ours know they are buses!

06/29/2021
June was full of birthdays! A few from earlier in the month.:  A'nasha is one of our friendly, helpful dispatchers.  Kel...
06/24/2021

June was full of birthdays! A few from earlier in the month.: A'nasha is one of our friendly, helpful dispatchers. Kelli is the Transportation Manager for our Fixed Routes. David currently is driving the fixed route buses, switching up his routes throughout the week. Last but not least, Caleb is one of our mechanics at the bus garage. Thank you all for the different roles you play keeping ACRTA running!

06/23/2021

Looking for a new job or career? We have the following positions open:

Mechanic - paid training to get your CDL, premiums paid for relevant ASE certifications

1 F/T & 1 P/T Fueler/Washer

4 F/T Bus Operators - paid training to get your CDL

2 F/T Shift Leaders - part time driving, part time supervisory duties.

ACRTA offers medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, paid birthday, paid holidays, and OPERS retirement.

Must have clean driving record and pass ODOT physical, drug/alcohol screening, and background check.

For more information, please see our website at www.acrta.com/acrta-employment/ to view job descriptions and apply.

Applications may also be picked up at 200 E. High St., Lima, OH 45801.

Come join our team!

Missed a birthday earlier this week!  Eric is off today but will be driving tomorrow so if you see please wish him a Hap...
06/11/2021

Missed a birthday earlier this week! Eric is off today but will be driving tomorrow so if you see please wish him a Happy Belated Birthday!!πŸŽ‰

Missed a birthday earlier this week! Eric is off today but will be driving tomorrow so if you see please wish him a Happy Belated Birthday!!πŸŽ‰

If you see this lady out on route today, wish her a Happy Birthday!πŸŽ‚ Miss Sue will be on a lot of different routes today...
06/04/2021

If you see this lady out on route today, wish her a Happy Birthday!πŸŽ‚ Miss Sue will be on a lot of different routes today running breaks and such, so you may see her more than once.

If you see this lady out on route today, wish her a Happy Birthday!πŸŽ‚ Miss Sue will be on a lot of different routes today running breaks and such, so you may see her more than once.

05/28/2021

Reminder, we are CLOSED Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day. We are running normal schedule Saturday, the 29th.

More information on one of our routes starting next month.
05/28/2021

More information on one of our routes starting next month.

Coming soon!
05/28/2021

Coming soon!

Meet Larry C.!  Larry likes to mess with people and always has a smile or a fake grimace on his face!  He is our employe...
05/27/2021

Meet Larry C.! Larry likes to mess with people and always has a smile or a fake grimace on his face! He is our employee of the month, so if you see him out on route tell him congratulations!

Meet Larry C.! Larry likes to mess with people and always has a smile or a fake grimace on his face! He is our employee of the month, so if you see him out on route tell him congratulations!

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Put a Lid on It! | Ohio AAP
05/26/2021
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Put a Lid on It! | Ohio AAP

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Put a Lid on It! | Ohio AAP

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Put a Lid on It! Download the 2021 Bike Helmet Safety Toolkit here Read about the 2020 bike helmet program and distribution event through our press release here! Partners and Bike Helmet Safety Resources: Helmet Advocacy Training Slides Revised Ohio AAP Bike Educati...

Spring has finally sprung at ACRTA!  Our new Administrative Assistant, Steven, got our flowers from the Lima Noon Optimi...
04/30/2021

Spring has finally sprung at ACRTA! Our new Administrative Assistant, Steven, got our flowers from the Lima Noon Optimist sale planted this morning.

A little late in the month, but please meet Tim!  He is April's Employee of the month at ACRTA.  Tim has worked here sin...
04/29/2021

A little late in the month, but please meet Tim! He is April's Employee of the month at ACRTA. Tim has worked here since August of last year, but has been a professional driver since 1989. Tim says the best part of the job is the people he works with and getting to know the passengers. If you see Tim, please tell him Congratulations!

A little late in the month, but please meet Tim! He is April's Employee of the month at ACRTA. Tim has worked here since August of last year, but has been a professional driver since 1989. Tim says the best part of the job is the people he works with and getting to know the passengers. If you see Tim, please tell him Congratulations!

Today's throwback Thursday post:  Our vehicles participating in the 2015 Labor Day Parade.
04/08/2021

Today's throwback Thursday post: Our vehicles participating in the 2015 Labor Day Parade.

Instead of Throwback Thursday, this week we are featuring one of our Uplift vans.  Tonya decorates her van for every hol...
03/25/2021

Instead of Throwback Thursday, this week we are featuring one of our Uplift vans. Tonya decorates her van for every holiday for the passengers, so you will be seeing it again. All her passengers love Miss Tonya!

Today's Throwback Thursday pic.  Chalk drawing or painting that was done outside of South Middle School in 1996.  We can...
03/11/2021

Today's Throwback Thursday pic. Chalk drawing or painting that was done outside of South Middle School in 1996. We can't read the artist's name, maybe someone remembers doing this?

Today's Throwback Thursday pic. Chalk drawing or painting that was done outside of South Middle School in 1996. We can't read the artist's name, maybe someone remembers doing this?

Meet Sandi!  Sandi has been a driver at RTA for almost three years now and also serves as one of the Shift Leaders.  You...
03/09/2021

Meet Sandi! Sandi has been a driver at RTA for almost three years now and also serves as one of the Shift Leaders. You may have seen her driving a big bus, one of the vans, or working in the Dispatch Office. Sandi is the Employee of the Month for March, so next time you see her please tell her Congratulations!

Meet Sandi! Sandi has been a driver at RTA for almost three years now and also serves as one of the Shift Leaders. You may have seen her driving a big bus, one of the vans, or working in the Dispatch Office. Sandi is the Employee of the Month for March, so next time you see her please tell her Congratulations!

Important Press Release!
03/05/2021

Important Press Release!

Important Press Release!

Today's Throwback Thursday pic!  Our bus fleet in 1939.
03/04/2021

Today's Throwback Thursday pic! Our bus fleet in 1939.

Today's Throwback Thursday pic! Our bus fleet in 1939.

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200 E High St
Lima, OH
45801

Opening Hours

Monday 5:30am - 6:50pm
Tuesday 5:30am - 6:50pm
Wednesday 5:30am - 6:50pm
Thursday 5:30am - 6:50pm
Friday 5:30am - 6:50pm
Saturday 7:50am - 4:50pm

Telephone

(419) 222-2782

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Thank you, Lima/Allen County RTA, for allowing Lima Memorial to temporarily utilize a vehicle as a shuttle for patients visiting the Lima Memorial Emergency Center during the final phase of the Welcome Center construction. Lima Memorial Hospital Shuttle service will be available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the first parking lot off of Dewey Avenue with limited weekend availability. Patients may call 419-998-4539 to be picked up or if they have any questions about shuttle services and times. Patients experiencing a critical emergency are not required to wait for the shuttle and may be brought to the ER entrance.
Check out these in-person job fairs happening in September. OhioMeansJobs Allen County Texas Roadhouse Coleman Health Services U.S. Plastic Store Lima/Allen County RTA and more!
Thank you to Lima/Allen County RTAfor offering free rides on Saturday so our community can more easily take advantage of all the awesome events happening in Lima! Rides will be free from 6:50 and to 3:50 pm with special stops in downtown and at the Bradfield Center! #visitdowntownlima
From Tonya re Lima/Allen County RTA trips on the new #9 bus route:
STARTING JUNE 7. The Lima/Allen County RTA Bluffton Route (9) will run Monday-Friday to and from Lima with regular stops at Downtown Bluffton, SumiRiko, McDonald's, and Diamond Manufacturing. Bluffton route arrival times: 6:48-:58 a.m./ 8:48-:58 a.m. / 10:48-:58 a.m. 2:48-:58 p.m./ 4:48-:58 p.m. Customers can use the flag stop method to signal the driver to stop and board the bus anywhere along the Bluffton Route. See brochure for fares and other details.
A bus route in Bluffton is headed our way! Lima/Allen County RTA Route 9 to and from Lima with multiple stops in Bluffton.
Your online (Google) bus route schedules state that the Eastgate route includes running past Nelsons on Reservoir Road every hour at 24 minutes past. I sat outside today for 2 hours waiting on a bus to show up. Either the busses run the Reservoir road part of the route as stated or change your online schedules!!! PEOPLE RELY ON THOSE ONLINE SCHEDULES! Thank you
Starting Monday, March 8th, the Lima/Allen County RTA will be offering free rides for those with appointments to get the vaccine.
We spent another awesome day with Allen County Public Health administering vaccines to residents of Allen County who qualify in Ohio’s established Group 1B. This group includes people with developmental/intellectual disabilities and severe cogenital, early onset and developmental disorders. A special thanks to all the volunteers, Lima/Allen County RTA and providers that helped make day run smoothly. Also, to our SSAs (case managers) that contacted more than 220 people & dropped everything to coordinate this day. The best part of the day was FINALLY seeing people we love again! This has not been an easy year; however, the kind words, loving gestures and smiles today (even with masks) helped warm our hearts. ❀️
Lima/Allen County RTA could be coming to Bluffton and Delphos by mid-year if everything goes according to plan.
Do you have experience in the Automotive Industry? Lima/Allen County RTA is currently accepting applications for Mechanics! This position will be responsible for maintaining Allen County RTA vehicles, diesel vehicles, buildings and grounds, along with all vehicles under service contract. Apply today! #Mechanics #LimaOhio #OhioJobs #WorkNow
Do you have a valid Ohio Class B CDL? Lima/Allen County RTA is currently hiring Bus Drivers. Start the new year with a new career! Join their team! #BusDriver #AllenCountyRTA #Transportation