Most South East Area Transit vehicles are wheelchair accessible and can be accessed on the fixed route service. If you know in advance that you will be traveling on the Z-Bus and need special accommodations, please feel free to call the office at 740-454-8573.
For those disabled individuals who are unable to access the fixed route due to their disability, there is a program called EZ Ride. EZ Ride is a curb-to-curb complimentary paratransit service that can be applied for. Please be aware that this is a curb-to curb service which basically means that SEAT drivers are not permitted to take clients to their front doors or into their homes. Once the driver has assisted the client on and off the vehicle, the client needs to make other arrangements for assistance if required. If a client requires a full-time caregiver, Z-Bus will allow that caregiver to ride free with the client. Please call (740) 454-8573 and speak to the Transit Center for application information or click on the EZ Ride Application link for a printable version of the application. Once the application is completed and includes a physician’s signature, the application will be processed. Once you are determined eligible, you will be asked to obtain an official Z-Bus EZ Ride picture ID card. You must present this ID to the Z-Bus Driver at the time that you board the bus and pay your $2.00 fare (one-way).
To set up rides on the EZ Ride Program, you will need to phone the Z-Bus office one business day prior to the day that you wish to be picked up. Your ride will be set 30-minutes prior to the time that you need to be at your destination. At that time, you may set a return time or ask to be put on the “will call” list to call when you are finished at your appointment. The “will call” list is a first come first serve basis and all will calls are to be picked up by the drivers when time allows for that on their schedules. Additionally, there is a fifteen-minute pick-up window on scheduled pick-ups. This means that the driver is allowed to be 15-minutes early for a scheduled pick up and up to 15-minutes late for a scheduled pick up. All passengers are encouraged to be ready to go 15-minutes prior to their scheduled pick up time to allow for this window.
In addition to the EZ Ride Service, there is a Reduced Fare Program that is applicable to Seniors who are 65 years of age an over and also to those individuals who have a documented disability. An application can be obtained from the Transit Center by calling (740) 454-8573 or by clicking on the Reduced Fare application link for a printable version of the application. Again, once you are determined eligible to receive Reduced Fare, you will be required to obtain an official Z-Bus Reduced Fare picture ID card and present it to the driver when you board the bus. Your Reduced Fare will cost you $.50 each time you board the bus for a one-way trip.
It is the mission of South East Area Transit; through the efforts of dedicated, well-trained employees; to be the best in providing safe, reliable, courteous public transportation; so that all of us may "Ride with Pride".
South East Area Transit (SEAT) is a government entity that provides public transportation services to the citizens of Muskingum and Guernsey Counties.
Muskingum County Service Hours
- Fixed Route Service - 6:00am to 6:00pm Monday thru Friday
- Demand Response - 6:00am to 6:00pm Monday thru Friday
Guernsey County Service Hours
- 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday
The South East Area Transit operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the South East Area Transit.
South East Area Transit does not provide transportation service on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day, to allow our employees time to spend with their families.
SEAT BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2017 MEETING SCHEDULE: (Meetings held at 375 Fairbanks Street, Zanesville, OH at 4:00PM)
January 11, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017 (Held in Guernsey County)
April 12, 2017
May 10, 2017
June 14, 2017 - Canceled
July 12, 2017
August 9, 2017 - Canceled
September 6, 2017 - Special Meeting
September 13, 2017 - Canceled
October 11, 217 - Canceled
November 15, 2017
December 13, 2017