New RTA partnership to establish service for rural customers

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New RTA partnership to establish service for rural customers

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Through a new partnership with Lyft ridershare, commuters from rural parts of southwestern Montgomery County will now have access to RTA service. (WHIO/ Stock Photo)

Rural riders of Greater Dayton RTA will soon be able to use a smartphone app for quicker access to RTA service.

RTA Connect, which rolls out June 4, is designed for those living in and near Germantown, Farmersville, and Miamisburg looking for an easier way to utilize RTA service, according to an RTA news release.

Using the ridesharing app, Lyft, riders can book trips at a discounted price to an RTA transfer point in downtown Miamisburg with established RTA bus routes.

RTA routes 18 and 60 run to and from the transfer point located at First Street and Central Avenue in downtown Miamisburg.

Through a new partnership with Lyft ridershare, commuters from rural parts of southwestern Montgomery County will now have access to RTA service. (Greater Dayton RTA website)

Those without the smartphone app can book a trip to the transfer point by calling the RTA Call Center at 937-425-8300. Riders using an ADA accessible vehicle can receive the service by calling the same number.

The partnership between Greater Dayton RTA and Lyft is the first of its kind, according to the RTA, and users will never pay more than the price of a regular fare for an RTA Connect Trip.

Find more important information on scheduling trips with the new service by visiting the RTA Connect website.

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