The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority has been awarded a $450,000 federal grant to improve access to transportation services for Montgomery County veterans and others.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration had awarded the grant to establish a “One-Call/One-Click” service in the county.
One Call/One Click refers to the three-digit numbers the Federal Communications Commission has established for citizens to instantly obtain information or services such as 9-1-1 for emergency services and 4-1-1 for directory assistance.
Mark Donaghy, executive director of RTA, said patrons will be able to access information and schedule rides with RTA and other county agencies providing transportation services by calling a central three-digit number.
“We believe we’ll be able to provide more trips with the same revenue by coordinating services with other agencies,” Donaghy said.
The grant was earmarked for veterans, but Donaghy said the service will be extended to other patrons, such as senior citizens and the disabled. The system is expected to be operational by the end of the year.