RTA to expand door-to-door lower cost services for seniors – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio
DAYTON – The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has announced it will expand door-to-door services by offering a new program for seniors.
Starting October 4, RTA announces that it will offer door-to-door service to seniors for essential travel such as doctor visits, hospital appointments, medical tests, travel. in pharmacies and trips to the grocery store.
This service will be available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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“One of the most critical needs we heard from seniors in our area in a recent public hearing was the need for direct door-to-door service for medical, pharmaceutical and even grocery store, ”said Robert Ruzinsky, CEO of RTA. “They indicated that seniors are not always able to access fixed-route large bus services, and that not all seniors are eligible for the paratransit services that RTA offers to provide door-to-door access. wore.”
The service is open to anyone aged 65 and over, according to the RTA.
The service will be offered at a reduced cost of $ 5 per one-way, as opposed to RTA’s unrestricted $ 30 door-to-door service.
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RTA certified paratransit customers will continue to benefit from door-to-door trips for $ 3.50 per one-way ticket.
“Bringing the elderly in our region to important medical appointments and taking care of vital pharmacy and grocery needs is essential for the long-term health and well-being of our seniors,” said Ruzinsky. “We hope to be able to develop and expand services to our seniors as we tackle the employment and funding challenges we face.
Trips must be scheduled at least 3 days in advance. Travel is based on available places. To book travel, you can call 937-425-8300.
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