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RTA expands options with new RTA Connect service

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Communications Manager

(DAYTON, OHIO) … The Greater Dayton RTA is trailblazing a first-of-its-kind partnership in Ohio between public transit and rideshare services in a new program, RTA Connect. The program will expand transit opportunities for RTA customers. The agency will hold a press conference to discuss the new program June 1.

During the first phase of the RTA Connect program, the agency will establish Connect service in the southwest portion of Montgomery County including Farmersville, Germantown and Miamisburg effective June 4. Customers will receive increased access to transportation including mid-day service, nights and weekends. It also gives customers the freedom to plan their trips around their daily schedule.

Through a partnership with Lyft rideshare and other local transportation providers, customers can conveniently book a trip around their own schedule from designated Connect stops, receive a ride and then connect if necessary to RTA routes 18 & 60 at a transfer point in Miamisburg. From the transfer point, customers can access RTA bus lines to connect them to more destinations throughout Montgomery County. As part of the pilot phase, RTA Connect customers will use a discount code, making their trip with Lyft or another transportation provider free.

 How it works - Using Lyft App: RTA Connect offers the convenience to book your trip around your schedule. Using the Lyft app at a designated RTA Connect stop, customers will enter the code “Connect937” into the app to book a discounted Lyft trip. 

Don’t have a smartphone? Not a problem. Customers can call the RTA Call Center at 937-425-8300 and a representative will assist with booking a trip. 

Where RTA Connect takes you: Our partners will take customers directly to the RTA transfer point at 1st Street and Central Avenue in Miamisburg. From there, they can connect to more frequent RTA routes. 

RTA Connect and accessibility: Customers who require a lift-equipped vehicle may schedule a ride by contacting an RTA Connect Representative at 425-8300. 

Learn more about RTA Connect, including how to download the Lyft app and schedule trips at www.iriderta.org/RTAConnect. 

WHAT: RTA introduces RTA Connect services 

WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. 

WHERE: RTA bus stop at 1st and Central streets in Miamisburg 

For a listing of route changes, sign-up for route alerts: i-riderta.org. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/gdrta , or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/iriderta RTA is Ohio’s greenest fleet, and serves 3,300 stops on 35 routes throughout Montgomery and parts of Greene County. The agency operates diesel, hybrid diesel, and electric trolley buses that take people to work, school and shopping. Customers ride RTA on more than 9 million passenger trips each year. RTA is committed to providing the highest levels of customer service as the region’s first choice for alternative transportation.