Riders must work with security forces to ensure clearance onto the base for the driver. Some taxi providers have already been cleared for access onto the base, said Olson.
“Riders have the responsibility to work with security forces for clearance, but they can schedule it out with RTA. So if they work five days a week from this time to this time, they can schedule a month’s worth of trips around when they want to be picked up and dropped off,” said Olson.
Riders will be able to book transportation any time they want with no additional cost to the rider. When a bus pass is purchased, the pass is used to get to the connection point at Wright State University or on RTA Route 11 at Springfield Street and Old Harshman, she said.
Riders will be able to schedule their transportation onto and away from the base as they desire.
“It will just be in a smaller vehicle, a smaller RTA bus or with one of RTA’s service providers,” Olson said.
“Because we’re not running a big bus, riders can actually book this trip to go to any location the rider wants within the base directly at the desired drop-off location. The big busses were a lot more limited where they could get to on base. This additional trip doesn’t cost the rider anything extra,” Olson said.
“Existing on-base signage will be taken down at the former bus stops since there won’t be need for them any longer,” said Olson.
“RTA Connect On-Demand will be sort of a concierge service – a much nicer service to just book a trip, walk out the front door from any building on base, and transportation will be waiting for the rider to take them to the transfer point they need to get to,” she said.
For more information about the RTA Connect On-Demand opportunity, call Customer Service at 937-425-8300 or email them at email@example.com, or visit RTA's website at http://www.i-riderta.org/rta-connect/on-demand.