Riding RTA


Welcome to Your ACRTA!


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.  


Click on the bullet points below, to learn more about "Riding LACRTA" . . .


Schedules, Fares & Maps


Schedules, Fares & Maps

The RTA Fixed Route bus system consists of 7 regularly scheduled routes and 6 routes on Saturday. RTA's Fixed Route service operates six days a week, 359 days a year with individual route times varying by season.  ACRTA uses a flag stop method for the bus to stop.  Simply stand by the curb of one of our bus routes and raise your hand to flag down the bus as it approaches.  Do not approach the bus until it has made a complete stop and the doors open.  If there are passengers alighting from the bus, stand back and allow them to clear the step well before you enter the bus. 





The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) mandates equal opportunity in employment, transportation, telecommunications, and places of public accommodations for individuals with disabilities.  As a local transit provider, the ADA had a significant impact on the kind of services ACRTA offers.  As such, the ACRTA offers complementary paratransit service, know locally as UPLIFT; fixed route buses provide special accommodations for the disabled; the Transfer Station is ADA accessible; and more.  You can find more information at the links below . . .


Community Connections


Community Connections

ACRTA is appreciative of our community partners! The daily collaboration and coordination with our partners is beneficial to the entire community.  Every day, someone's quality of life is improved through the transportation services/options provided through ACRTA.  Our sincerest gratitude is offered to the selfless actions of selfless individuals who help make the services provided at ACRTA possible. 

Thank you!  Click on the links below to visit the websites of our community partners. 


About RTA




Intercity Bus Services

Your ticket to the world!  Residents of Lima and Allen County can ride an intercity bus on your way to see the world.  Stop in at the ticket counter in the Transfer Station and buy a ticket on an intercity busline.  Climb aboard!  You will see Ohio, or the United States, or even see the world!!   Greyhound, Hoosier Ride, and Baron Buslines are your doorway to world. 

For Ticket Sales Call: 



Departs 10:10 a.m. for Dayton

Departs 3:35 p.m. for Detroit



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Departs 12:40 p.m. for Columbus

Departs 3:50 p.m. for Chicago



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Departs 5:35 a.m. for Columbus

Departs 3:55 p.m. for Chicago


 Meet Lori, the UPLIFT Coordinator for Lima Allen County RTA!

 UPLIFT is a transportation service provided by the Regional Transit Authority for individuals who, because of a disability, are unable to use the fixed route service.  UPLIFT is a shared ride service, which means that passengers share a vehicle with other passengers who are traveling to similar destinations at the same time. Passengers must schedule rides 24-hours in advance. All UPLIFT vehicles are wheelchair lift- or ramp-equipped.  Eligibility for UPLIFT is based on specific criteria outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you have a disability (including a cognitive or visual impairment), which restricts mobility, and would like to apply for UPLIFT, please contact RTA at 419.222.2782.  To download an application, click on the Accessibility tab at the top of this page; then click on "UPLIFT Application" or click here.  If you would like more information about UPLIFT, call Lori and she will be happy to help.


Lima LPD and RTA


To increase the sense of safety for riders on RTA buses as well as at the transfer station, ACRTA has developed a partnership between ACRTA and the Lima Police Department (LPD).  RTA will keep you informed about the partnership, here on the website.  Recently, a LPD canine unit, an officer and his dog, allowed RTA to photograph the team.  Meet Patrolman Randy Tigner and his canine, Rocky. 


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