MIAMI VALLEY — Greene CATS Public Transit, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (GDRTA), and Miami County Public Transit are teaming up to ensure seniors and disabled persons have transportation for life-essential appointments.
These three regional transit providers applied for a grant program administered by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, according to a news release from the GDRTA.
“One of the most critical needs we heard from our area seniors at a recent public hearing was the need for direct door-to-door service for medical, pharmacy and even grocery trips,” said Robert Ruzinsky, GDRTA CEO.
Miami County Public Transit and Greene CATS currently offer door-to-door service which will allow them to improve options for seniors needing medical-related transportation.
“Preventive care is important and, oftentimes, transportation issues prevent our senior and disabled residents from keeping appointments for routine services,” said Ken Collier, Executive Director of Greene CATS.
The three agencies will each operate service in their respective counties to handle in-county trips and will coordinate services that require a medical trip across county lines, according to the release.
The new grant-funded program is set to launch this fall.
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