PARTA, also known as the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority, is headquartered in Kent, Ohio. It provides safe and affordable transportation service buses and light transport vehicles that help Portage County residents meet their travel needs. In addition to providing a multimodal alternative transportation network to the automobile, it offers a market development and education program to enhance public awareness of the availability and benefits of alternative transportation. The transport system offers various alternatives, including its dial-a-ride service, which provides door-to-door transportation in Portage County on a shared-ride basis, which provides more than 550 ride trips per day. Its campus loop route serves the university campus in a continuous clockwise loop as it connects major academic buildings and residence halls. Student disability transportation service is a component of the Kent State University campus bus service and provides door-to-door transportation in Portage County. PARTA offers various suburban fixed route services as well.