Greater Dayton RTA to partner with Ford to expand paratransit services

Ford’s GoRide Health will add a new channel of transportation for RTA paratransit customers

Public Transportation News May 13, 2019
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The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will be joining forces with the Ford Motor Company in a first-of-its-kind project to offer transportation in the region with Ford GoRide Health.

 

Under the RTA Connect family of services, Ford’s GoRide Health will add a new channel of transportation for RTA paratransit customers. Ford GoRide Health is a startup, non-emergency medical transportation service featuring professional drivers, wheelchair-accessible properly outfitted vehicles. Expecting to deliver thousands of rides per day across the nation by the end of the year, the service is quickly gaining momentum.

 

GoRide’s announcement of working with the RTA in Dayton is the company’s first venture into a partnership with a public transportation provider. In a news release, RTA Chief Customer and Business Development Officer Brandon Policicchio said the RTA strongly believes in seeking and developing partnerships that increase mobility access for citizens of the region.

 

GoRide began providing trips for the RTA in the beginning of May and will increase operations in the coming months. Paratransit customers in Dayton will continue to schedule trips with the RTA as normal. 

 

GoRide offers an on-demand option that is useful for customers with disabilities or that require an accessible vehicle. Both GoRide and the RTA said this partnership helps work toward their goals of making cities more mobility-inclusive.

 

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Source: Greater Dayton RTA

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