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The City of Shelby is located along the scenic Black Fork River in Richland County in North Central Ohio. From the heart of Shelby, State Routes 61, 96, and 39 provide easy access to such thoroughfares such as US 30, Interstate 71, and the Ohio Turnpike (US 80/Interstate 90). Shelby is accessible by vehicle from Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, and Canton within 90 minutes; Toledo within 2 hours; and Cincinnati, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Parkersburg, WV, in 3 hours.

Rail & Air
CSX and Ashland Railway (a shortline service) each have lines through Shelby. Ashland Railway operates 56 miles of track with a base operation in Mansfield, Ohio, and interchanges with CSX, Norfolk Southern and Wheeling & Lake Erie Railways.

Shelby’s Airport (12G) offers two hangers to house up to 17 planes. https://www.shelbyairport.com/

The Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, home to the 179th Airlift Wing (AW) and Red Horse Squadron of the Ohio Air National Guard, is located along State Route 13 and only a 20-minute drive from Shelby.

Commercial airlines are available at the Cleveland Hopkins International, Port Columbus International, and Akron-Canton Regional Airports – each about 75 miles away.

Public Transportation
The City of Shelby partners with the Richland County Transit and Area Agency on Aging to provide a taxi service for Shelby residents within city limits. Call 419-295-5144 to schedule a pick up time and location.

Hours: Tue-Fri, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; excludes holidays
Fares: Adults, $2.00; Students (18 & under), $1.00;
Disabled & Medicare, $1.00
Seniors, $2.00 (free trips for medical, grocery or personal care for seniors)

Title VI Notice

Title VI Notice and Complaint Form

Richland County Transit
The Richland County Transit (RCT) operates numerous routes, including one route coming to Shelby. The RCT operates daily, except Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. Call 419-522-4504 for more information or visit the RCT website.
Route 13 SHELBY

Cycling & Walking
Richland County Bicycle Master Plan
Shelby Bicycle Map

If you would like to comment on the proposed Shelby Bicycle Map, please contact Paul Bender, Land Use Planner & Active Transportation Coordinator with the Richland County Regional Planning Commission at 419-774-6200.

Safe Routes to Schools
The goal of Ohio’s Safe Route to School (SRTS) Program is to assist communities in developing and implementing projects and programs that encourage and enable children in grades k-8, including those with disabilities to walk or bike to school safely. The City of Shelby has agreed to create a team of key community stakeholders representing the 5 E’s (engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, and evaluation) and work with the Ohio Department of Transportation on a School Travel Plan.
National Center for Safe Routes to School