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Perrysburg residents utilizing new transportation service

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PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Perrysburg voters gave the axe to TARTA last summer, but are residents really taking advantage of its replacement service?

Just before July, Perrysburg transportation vans hit the streets, and since then, the ridership has increased.

Officials say so far, the vans have made more than 1,100 trips each month – up from nearly 700 trips in July. Last month, they had more than 860 ambulatory passengers and 103 passengers in wheelchairs.

Officials expect the number of people using the vans to grow as people learn about the program.

"A lot of people have certain disabilities and have to rely on public transportation," said Tim Fisher, deputy finance director for the city. "A lot of people, their car might break down, get stuck, need a ride and just a little bit of everything."

Vans will pick people up anywhere in Perrysburg for just $1 per leg of the trip.

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