WRTA has been created as a countywide public transit authority
WRTA is the Western Reserve Transit Authority. WRTA has been created as a countywide public transit authority, under authority of the Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 306, by the City of Youngstown and the Mahoning County Commissioners. WRTA provides bus services to residents and others in Mahoning County. WRTA, like public transportation systems across the country, provides its services with the assistance of local, state and federal funding. Fares paid by riders are not sufficient to cover the costs of operation or the capital facilities and equipment required. WRTA receives local funding from a 1/4% sales tax approved by voters in November 2008. This tax became effective on April 1, 2009. WRTA is governed by a publicly-appointed Board of Trustees and managed by professional staff.