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Transit Department

Contact  740-773-1569

575 East Seventh Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601


Asti Powell
Transit Director
asti.powell@
chillicotheoh.gov


Bill Menendez
Operations Manager
bill.menendez@
chillicotheoh.gov


Mark Mathews
Fleet Manager
mark.mathews@
chillicotheoh.gov


Penny Hodges
Transit Secretary
penny.hodges@
chillicotheoh.gov

Julie Clifton
Transit Clerk
julie.clifton@
chillicotheoh.gov

 Aaron Kennedy
Transit Coordinator
aaron.kennedy@
chillicotheoh.gov

 

Chillicothe Transit System (CTS) announces public hearing dates for January service changes.

Join CTS at one of our upcoming public meetings to learn about service changes proposed to begin on January 3, 2022. During these meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input on recommended service adjustments.

The meetings will be held at 575 E. 7th Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 on Friday, November 12th from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and again 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Chillicothe Transit facility is ADA accessible. Attendees with mobility needs can contact Operations Manager, Bill Menendez, at 740-773-1569.

In addition to in-person public hearings, information regarding proposed service changes will be shared online (via Facebook and the city's website).

You may submit feedback
via phone or here.

For more information and maps of the proposed routes click here.


Chillicothe Transit System (CTS) is Chillicothe’s public transportation provider. CTS provides the following transportation options: 
Fixed Route Bus Service serving the City of Chillicothe, Monday-Saturday, with limited service to Bainbridge, Frankfort, and Massieville, Monday-Friday.

On-Demand Paratransit Service is door-to-door transportation for eligible individuals with disabilities and anyone 65 or older within the city limits. 
RossGo is a subprogram of CTS, provides non-emergency medical transportation for Medicaid-eligible Ross County residents with trips to the following counties: Athens, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Licking, Meigs, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Scioto, Ross, and Vinton.

Vaccination Transportation - Free transportation to and from vaccination clinics will be available on-demand within the city limits. This service is free but does require scheduling in advance. Effective April 1, 2021, this service will be available Monday-Friday 6:00a - 2:00p.

Mask Requirements - Although the Ohio Health Orders pertaining to masks have been lifted, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires the continued use of face masks for all transportation networks that are federally funded, including Chillicothe Transit System, through January 18, 2022.

For all COVID-19 updates, please visit here.
Hours of Operation
CTS buses are currently running during the following hours and days:

Monday - Friday
ROUTE 1:
will be running every hour 6a-10p
ROUTE 2: will be running every hour 10:30a-5:30p
ROUTE 3: will be running every hour 6a-10p
ROUTE 3.5: will be running every hour 10:30a-5:30p
VA ROUTE:
will remain at reduced service with trips at 7:30a and 4p
COUNTY ROUTE-BAINBRIDGE:
will remain at reduced service with trips at 6a and 6p - Must be scheduled one (1) business day prior.
COUNTY ROUTE-FRANKFORT:
will remain at reduced service with trips at 8a and 4p - Must be scheduled one (1) business day prior.
COUNTY ROUTE-MASSIEVILLE:
will remain at reduced service with trips at 9:30a and 6p (combined with Bainbridge Route) - Must be scheduled one (1) business day prior.
Saturday
ROUTE 1:
will remain at reduced service with trips at 10a, 12p, 2p, and 4p
ROUTE 3:
will remain at reduced service with trips at 11a, 1p, 3p, and 5p
VA ROUTE:
will remain at reduced service with trips at 10:30a, 1:30p, and 3:30p
NO COUNTY ROUTES:
as usual on Saturdays

Saturday effective February 6, 2021
ROUTE 1:
will be running every hour 10a - 6p.
ROUTE 3:
will be running every hour 10a - 6p.
VA ROUTE:
will remain at reduced service with trips at 10:30a and 3:30p
NO COUNTY ROUTES:
as usual on Saturdays

Curb to curb paratransit service is available to anyone 65+ or with a disability. This service is FREE but does require pre-registration. Please call 740-773-1569, choose option #1 for more information and to register.

Route Times and Maps 

Closures
CTS is closed Sundays and for the following national holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President's Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving Day
1/2 Day Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
1/2 Day New Year's Eve

Fares
Currently, all of CTS's services (fixed route, Paratransit, RossGo, van service) are fare-free.

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