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Laketran 1997 New Flyer C35LF. Powered by a Detroit Diesel Series 50G with an Allison B400R ATEC transmission.
Founded 1974
Headquarters 555 Lakeshore Boulevard
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Service area Lake County
Service type Bus
Routes Local:1-6, Park & Ride:10-14
Destinations Painesville,Mentor,Madison,Willoughby,Willowick,Wickliffe,Willoughby Hills,Fairport Harbor,Eastlake
Fuel type Diesel, CNG

Laketran is the transit agency that serves Lake County, Ohio, the county northeast of Cleveland. It is the third-largest transit system in Northeast Ohio, serving Mentor, Painesville, Willoughby, Wickliffe. Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, Madison and other Lake County destinations.[1]

Laketran was established as the Regional Transit Authority for Lake County in 1974. Laketran's services include six local fixed routes, five commuter express routes to downtown Cleveland, and Dial-a-Ride, a door-to-door paratransit service.

Laketran is funded by a quarter of a percent sales tax.

Laketran received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for systems carrying more than one million passengers annually, twice: in 2000 [2] and 2005.[3] Laketran connects to Greater Cleveland RTA at Shoregate Shopping Center (Route #39) and at East 276th Street and Euclid Avenue (Route #28).

With the addition of the New Flyer C35LF, LakeTran also operates a fleet of Orion V on their express routes to and from Cleveland. LakeTran also operates a fleet of Ford Econoline Cutaway buses on light routes and Dial-A-Ride service. In late 2009 Laketran purchased a fleet of New Flyer XN35s and are currently operating them. Laketran also operates a fleet of smaller size low floor Gillig buses purchased in 2010 mainly used for route 6

Laketrans hours of operation for local routes are Monday-Friday:6am-8pm, Saturday:9am-7pm. Laketran does not operate on Sundays or Federal Holidays

Local Routes[edit]

  • 1 Red Line- Painesville to Lakeland Community College
  • 2 Blue Line- Mentor to Lakeland Community College
  • 3 Green Line- Mentor to Shoregate
  • 4 Pink Line- Madison to Painesville
  • 5 Purple Line- Painesville to Fairport Harbor
  • 6 Gold Line- Shops of Willoughby Hills to Lakeland Community College

Express Routes to Downtown Cleveland[edit]

  • 10 Mentor Park & Ride
  • 11 Lakeland Community College Park & Ride
  • 12 Wickliffe Park & Ride
  • 13 Willoughby Hills Park & Ride
  • 14 Eastlake Park & Ride


  1. ^ "Transportation choices". EcoCity Cleveland. April 18, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Transit Industry Awards Presented At APTA Annual Meeting" (Press release). American Public Transportation Association. September 26, 2000. Archived from the original on 2001-04-14. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  3. ^ "2005 APTA Public Transportation Award Winners". American Public Transportation Association. March 6, 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-10-23. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 

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