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"TARTA now has 96 buses in its active fleet, down from 166 five years ago, Mr. Gee said. Besides an 82 percent reduction in its school-related routes, he said, the authority has reduced its fleet because of budget-related route cuts, improved scheduling, and Perrysburg’s withdrawal from TARTA."

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The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority has agreed to sell 11 surplus buses to a transit agency in southwestern Ohio.

The 11 Thomas buses built in 2003 are no longer needed because of TARTA’s reduced operations after Toledo Public Schools eliminated much of its student transportation contract because of budget cuts, Controller Stacy Clink explained Thursday to the authority’s board of trustees.

The buses will be sold to the Butler County Regional Transit Authority, based in Hamilton, Ohio, which recently won a contract to provide transit service to Miami University in nearby Oxford, Ms. Clink said.

TARTA bought the buses using primarily federal funds, and Federal Transit Administration policies encourage such transfers of surplus vehicles. The transit authority will be paid $2,261.05 for the amortized value of the local share of the vehicles’ original purchase price, and will be reimbursed for repairs to the buses needed to make them roadworthy for Butler County.

The buses, which all have about 300,000 miles on their odometers, are part of a 38-vehicle fleet the transit authority acquired in 2003, of which 21 are still in use by TARTA and three are leased to Sandusky Transit, said James Gee, TARTA’s general manager. The remaining three were retired after crashes, he said.

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  • 2 years later...

Toledo is back to operating school trippers. Just purchased 44 buses from various properties in Ohio.

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2015/08/06/TARTA-trustees-approve-deal-with-Toledo-Public-Schools.html

21 from Columbus, 13 from Cleveland, and three from Akron, TARTA obtained seven surplus buses from the Butler County Regional Transit Authority, which operates in and around Hamilton, Middletown, and Oxford, Ohio.

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  • 6 years later...

Akron roster as of 1/22:

2800-2817 ex Dayton 2801,2802,2805,2807,2808,2813,2902,2903,2907,2910,2911,2915,2916,29182919,2922,2924 (2811 wrecked, 2812 gone also)

2818-2821 ex Columbus 2804,2805,2810,2812

2822 never existed

2823-2836 ex Columbus 2814,2816,2818-2827,2829,2830 (2833 gone)

2904 ex Columbus 2905

2905 never existed

2905-2914 ex Columbus 2912,2913,2917,2924-2926,2929,2922 (2913 wrecked)

8828-8838 Axxess 40 JC084097-4107

2701 ex Columbus 2705

2702-2703 never existed

2704-2706 ex Columbus 2723,2725,2726

818-825 G27B C1181443-1450 (821 gone)

826-827 G30B C1181349-1350

1001-1003 ex Columbus 1044-1046

2837-2839 ex Columbus 2833,2836,2840

2915-2920 ex Columbus 2932,2935,2937-2940

2822,2905,2702,2703 apparently assigned but never put in service

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Couple questions

4 hours ago, andrethebusman said:

2800-2817 ex Dayton 2801,2802,2805,2807,2808,2813,2902,2903,2907,2910,2911,2915,2916,29182919,2922,2924 (2811 wrecked, 2812 gone also)

Is 2915 a typo for 2913? 2913 popped up in Toledo around the same time as the rest of the Dayton units, and as far as I know, 2915 was scrapped

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=4015642565130609&set=gm.1020421305110630

Per an Excel sheet TARTA put up last month, TARTA 2817 should be GDRTA 1011.

4 hours ago, andrethebusman said:

2822,2905,2702,2703 apparently assigned but never put in service

COTA 2702, 2703 were registered in Kentucky in 12/2019 but have no registration records in Ohio after July 2007 when COTA got them. Were they sold to TARTA via Kentucky?

COTA 2721 turned up Toledo in Feb 2021 on the other hand.

5 hours ago, andrethebusman said:

2905-2914 ex Columbus 2912,2913,2917,2924-2926,2929,2922 (2913 wrecked)

COTA 2930 appears to be dropped from this. It became TARTA 2909

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