Our service

Geauga Transit operates as a demand response transportation service. This type of service allows us to have flexible routing and scheduling, that provides door-to-door transportation to an exact destination. Due to Geauga County being rural, we do not have fixed routes. This means that vehicles can be dispatched to any area of the county on a first call, first-serve basis.

Hours of Operation


Transit vehicles depart the facility until 6:00 am and must return by 9:00 pm.

Geauga Transit does not operate on weekends and some federal holidays including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Please remember to schedule your trips in advance of the holidays.

2024 Geauga Transit Holiday Closure flyer

Our mission

To provide for the transportation needs of all county residents, in a safe, professional matter, thus providing the means to maintain mobility and quality of life. 

Our Objective: Geauga Transit strives to provide the highest quality service to all of our clients. We are continually investigating new ideas from our staff, riders, community leaders, and county residents. Geauga Transit is our county’s public transportation and will provide professional transportation services to all clients.


Here at Geauga Transit, we are not only excited about driving…we are excited about how we serve our community. Our ideal candidate is passionate about customer service, reliable, and team-oriented. A valid Ohio driver’s license is required to work as a driver and all applicants must pass a background check, drug-test and ODOT physical. Through an intergovernmental agreement, Laketran manages the hiring for Geauga Transit.

We are currently hiring for a Part-time Drivers. 

 Apply Today: Laketran-Geauga Employment Application

  • Email your completed application to jobs@laketran.com
  • Fax your application to 440-350-1033
  • Mail your application or stop by in person at 555 Lakeshore Blvd., Painesville Twp., OH 44077
  • Have a question?  Call us at 440-754-5550 


All Geauga Transit employees are hired by Laketran and work from our Geauga Transit office located 12555 Merritt Rd. in Chardon. Laketran is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other similarly protected status.


Geauga Transit is operated by Laketran and adheres to all Laketran procurement procedures and policies, while following the regulations of ODOT and FTA.

Laketran strives to provide its passengers and taxpayers with the highest quality goods and services, at the best value. It uses this philosophy to buy the wide range of goods and services needed to provide the high quality public transportation Lake County enjoys.

Vendors can review Laketran solicitations, join our bidders list, and review a procurement schedule by visiting Doing Business with Laketran. Laketran encourages all potential contractors to review our Terms & Conditions prior to submitting any proposals or quotes.

Questions and concerns can be submitted to Andrea Aaby, Director of Compliance and Development, aaaby@laketran.com.


Geauga Transit was established in 1976 with a grant that was awarded to the Geauga County Commissioners from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration, in the amount of $25,000. Geauga Transit began with 1 older sedan and 1 station wagon, headquartered on Chardon Square.

As Geauga Transit continued to grow, we added more vehicles (all handicap accessible). In 1986 – 1987 a new facility was built on Merritt Road. By 1998, we were able to implement a computerized scheduling software system to increase ridership. In 2002, Geauga Transit built an addition on to the facility which made it possible to park the vehicles inside and provide an area for the mechanic to maintain the vehicles.

All of this growth has been made possible, in large part, through grants from the Federal Transit Administration and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

As of July 2023, Geauga Transit is now directly operated by Laketran, under contract by the Geauga County Commissioners. The goal of the new partnership is to improve Geauga Transit’s access to state and federal funding, so we can provide more transit service throughout Geauga County.

Enjoy reading about our recent accomplishments in our 2023 Annual Report.

contact us

Email: info@geaugatransit.com

Phone: 440-754-5555

TTY: 888-287-7190

Fax: 440-286-9496

Address: 12555 Merritt Road, Chardon, OH 44024