Transportation | School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies | Kent State University

The following is a list of car agencies where you can rent and/or purchase a car.  There is also information regarding public transportation and ESSENTIAL information regarding Ohio passenger safety laws.  

Car Rentals

Enterprise Car Rental Kent State University has an agreement with Enterprise, and they have agreed to give you the discounts for anyone associated with Kent State University on short term leases at the airport or on monthly leases for the duration of your stay.  Please call Enterprise directly for more information on lease amounts.   The Kent State University contact person is:  Christopher Felker, Branch Manager. 330-677-4447. 


Car Purchases


Klaben Ford Lincoln 1089 W. Main St., Kent OH 44242 Telephone 330-673 -3139

Montrose Mazda 1127 W. Main St., Kent OH 44242 Telephone  330-673-2122

Klaben Chrysler Jeep Dodge 1106 W. Main St., Kent OH 44242 Telephone 330-673-2122

Don Joseph Toyota 111 W. Main St., Kent OH 44242 Telephone 330-673-2200


Kia 835 Classic Drive, Streetsboro OH Telephone 330-422-7100

Nissan of Streetsboro 885 Classic Drive, Streetsboro OH Telephone 330-422-7300

Classic Honda 900 Classic Drive, Streetsboro OH Telephone 330-422-7000

Great Lakes Hyundai 9630 Ohio-14, Streetsboro OH Telephone 330-422-1212

Streetsboro Auto Sales (used only)  89480 Oh-Route 14, Streetsboro, OH Telephone 330-968-6192


Other Transportation Services

  • PARTA-Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority

    • Free regular bus services is available Monday through Saturday in Kent City as well as in and around the University. This service will be FREE to you with your Kent State Identification card. 
    • With prior scheduling you can also order cars for delivery in the Portage County area.  During Orientation Week we will have more information available to you about these more personalized services.  
  • UBER  is available in Cleveland, Kent, and the surrounding area. To access Uber you will need to download the app on your smart phone so it is available to you 24 hours per day.     


Ohio Passenger Safety Laws

Everyone MUST wear a seatbelt.  It's the law.  

Infants and young children must ride in a child safety seat until they are 4 years old AND weigh at least 40 pounds.

Every child ages 4-8 who is no longer in a car seat must use a booster seat until they reach 4’9” tall.

Children and teens ages 8-15 who are not in booster seats must use adult seat belts.

You may be bringing a car seat on the airplane; otherwise, you will need to purchase a car seat for all your children at Walmart or Target or another store that provides them in Kent, Streetsboro or the surrounding area.