Transportation Services

For many Stark County residents, public transportation services are essential for their basic needs, including trips to work and medical appointments. Fortunately, local transportation resources are available to support low-income individuals as well as those with permanent disabilities. Find routes and more information for SARTA here.

Transportation resources

ABCD, Inc.

Non-profit community development agency committed to improving the quality of life of people through Community Economic Development, Energy Conservation, Housing Development, and Transportation Housing Sponsors housing developments and helps to provide affordable housing to moderate income families Along with providing new housing, also help to revitalize older neighborhoods Contracted with the cities of Canton, Massillon along with the Stark County Regional Planning Commission Transportation Door-to-door service for: · Dialysis Centers in the Stark County area · Area Agency on Aging · Governmental Agencies · Church groups in the Stark County area · Veterans Energy Conservation Home insulation, furnaces, hot water tanks, and carbon monoxide detectors for income eligible applicants through a contract with the Cleveland Housing Network
1225 Gross Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 455-6385
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Koala Kruizers

Provides students with safe, reliable transportation to school, extracurricular activities and medical/dental appointments.
1170 S Main St
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 966-2327
Fax: (330) 966-2339
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities

A Major Unusual Incident (MUI) is an event that negatively impacts the health, safety or wellbeing of an individual with developmental disabilities. If you or someone you know is experiencing a major unusual incident, call the 24-hour hotline to report the event. MUI Hotline: 330-477-4477 The Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities exists to connect individuals and families with the services they need for health, safety, education and a high quality of life.
  • Service and Support
  • Early Intervention
  • Preschool
  • Health Services
  • Transportation
  • Family Support
  • Medicaid Waivers
2950 Whipple Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 477-5200
Intake: (330) 479-3582

Stark County Job & Family Services

Report child abuse: 330-455-KIDS / 1-800-233-5437 Partner with our customers, community and other service providers to protect children and vulnerable adults, stabilize and strengthen families, and encourage self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.
  • Cash assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Medicaid & Medical
  • Non-emergency transportation - Transportation to and from Medicaid-qualified appointments, including doctor visits, dental visits, vision appointments and more.
  • Child care services
  • Work experience program - Program participants are matched with local businesses and organizations in exchange for public assistance benefits.
  • Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) - Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.
  • Foster care & adoption
  • Kinship care
  • Child support services
  • Project KARE
  • Healthy Start - Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old.
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Local: (330) 452-4661
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Veteran’s Service Commission of Stark County

Provides VA Benefits Assistance, Financial Assistance, Medical Transportation, and Employment Resources to Stark County Veterans and their families.
2955 Wise Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 451-7457
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Medicaid transportation assistance

Who is eligible?

The Stark County NET program is available to anyone with a Medicaid card who is able to get themselves into a vehicle independently or with help from a caregiver. These free and discounted rides are used for trips to and from approved medical appointments but require notice at least five days in advance.

How do I apply?

To apply for NET transportation assistance, you can reach out by phone, fax or in person. During the application process, you will be asked to provide information about yourself and your medical providers. Missing or incomplete information could result in trip delays.

  1. To apply by phone, call (330) 451-8486
  2. Fax your request to (330) 451-8859
  3. Apply in person at 221 3rd St. SE, Canton, OH 44702

How does self-reimbursement work?

If you qualify and choose to provide your own transportation, you can apply for mileage repayment. Simply call to speak with a NET coordinator and request a mileage reimbursement form to be mailed to you. With your completed form, you should submit proof of a valid driver’s license and insurance for the person who will be driving. If applicable, Medicaid spenddowns must be met before you can receive reimbursement payments. Find out more from Stark County Job & Family Services.

Stark County Job & Family Services

Report child abuse: 330-455-KIDS / 1-800-233-5437 Partner with our customers, community and other service providers to protect children and vulnerable adults, stabilize and strengthen families, and encourage self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.
  • Cash assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Medicaid & Medical
  • Non-emergency transportation - Transportation to and from Medicaid-qualified appointments, including doctor visits, dental visits, vision appointments and more.
  • Child care services
  • Work experience program - Program participants are matched with local businesses and organizations in exchange for public assistance benefits.
  • Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) - Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.
  • Foster care & adoption
  • Kinship care
  • Child support services
  • Project KARE
  • Healthy Start - Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old.
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Local: (330) 452-4661
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed.
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Student transportation

All public-school districts in Stark County offer free bus routes to students of all ages. Contact your district for information about bus routes and times.

Alternative transportation services

United Way of Greater Stark County

Offers an Auto Repair Program through a partnership with Department of Job & Family Services Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to help individuals file free tax returns Auto Repair Program A partnership between United Way of Greater Stark County and Department of Job & Family Services to help employed parents pay for car repairs to get back on the road. The program offers up to $1,500 in assistance to pay for services performed by ASE-certified mechanics.
  • Must be currently employed or enrolled in college full time
  • Must be age 18 or older
  • Must have minor child in the home or pay child support for minor child
Click to apply online or to learn more.  If you have questions, call the Auto Repair Program at 330-491-9971.   Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) A service from United Way of Greater Stark County that utilizes IRS-certified volunteers to help individuals file tax returns for free, looking for all possible deductions and credits. Annual household income must be $60,000 or less. To schedule your tax appointment, click here or call our VITA appointment line at (330) 994-VITA (8482).
401 Market Ave N
#300
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 491-0445