Laketran Drivers Recognized for Safety Efforts

Laketran drivers Lee Raimey and Vickie Williams were two of the three drivers recognized during the Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA) awards ceremony at the association’s annual meeting this month in Columbus. Bus driver Lee Raimey received the 2019 OPTA Milestone Award for 30 years of accident-free driving at Laketran. He has never had an … Read more

Laketran Launches New Transit Service to Spur Workforce Development between Cleveland and Lake County

Laketran launched transit service along Lake County’s largest manufacturing corridor adding to the connectivity its Park-n-Ride service provides between Lake County and downtown Cleveland. Laketran transports 700 commuters between Lake County and their downtown Cleveland jobs daily. More recently, the regional transit system has seen Cleveland residents and those as far west as the Middleburg Heights, using the Park-n-Ride … Read more

Laketran is Next to Join Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance to Save Perry Power Plant

Laketran’s Board of Trustees has added its name to a growing list of community stakeholders supporting the Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance. The alliance is seeking a public policy solution that will allow Perry Nuclear Power Plant to avoid its decommissioning slated for 2021. “Electricity is the future energy source for all ground transportation, including buses.” shared Ben Capelle, … Read more

Laketran Earns Top Safety Award Among Transit Peers

At the Monday, November 26, 2018 Board of Trustees meeting, Laketran was recognized by Ohio Transit Risk Pool as the 2018 recipient of organization’s Safe Operators Award Recognition (SOAR) award. Ohio Transit Risk Pool is a not-for-profit public transit risk pool serving ten regional transit authorities across the State of Ohio providing stable property and casualty coverage and … Read more

Laketran Offering Free Rides to Voters on Election Day

Laketran is trying to eliminate a barrier often mentioned as to why people don’t vote – access to transportation. On Tuesday, November 6th, Laketran will be offering free rides to polling locations across Lake County to ensure all registered voters can vote on Election Day. “Lack of transportation or the ability to afford transportation should not stand … Read more

Laketran’s Eco-friendly Fleet Receives Clean Fuels Ohio Award

With the addition of propane vehicles to its fleet, Laketran has been designated as an Ohio Green Fleet by Clean Fuels, Ohio’s statewide program. The Ohio Green Fleets program recognizes fleets efficiency and environmental performance and acknowledges Laketran’s commitment to being environmentally responsibility by improving air quality and reducing Ohio’s dependence on imported petroleum. Laketran earned the designation as … Read more

Laketran & Lakeland Community College Launch Campus Loop Service

Officials from Laketran, the regional public transportation system in Lake County, Ohio, Lakeland Community College, elected officials, and community representatives gathered on September 6th outside the Lakeland Community College’s new Health Technologies Building to commemorate Laketran’s Campus Loop service, the first transit service expansion for Laketran in nearly 15 years. Laketran’s new Route 7, Campus Loop, is an addition … Read more