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Greater Dayton RTA taps Transit as its official mobility app

Posted on March 29, 2019

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The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority announced Transit as the all-in-one mobility platform for Dayton. Transit is now the official real-time information and trip-planning mobile application for Dayton’s public transportation system, and Transit’s multimodal integrations will help RTA achieve its goal of making it easy for Daytonians get around without using their own cars.

Transit counts millions of active users in more than 175 cities worldwide, including thousands in Dayton each month.

Upon launching Transit, users see nearby transit options and departure times in big text and bright colors. Riders can easily navigate the region, aided by accurate real-time RTA bus tracking, Link Dayton Bike Share availability, multimodal trip planning, and step-by-step navigation with Transit’s GO feature.

Transit also offers first- and last-mile connections to RTA with its Transit+ feature, which offers a simple multimodal experience. For trips best served by combining public transportation and ride-hail, Transit will suggest taking an Uber or Lyft part of the way, and connecting with RTA service. This first-of-its kind feature allows users to plan, book, and pay for a ride-hail trip, while getting real-time updates on their RTA connections — all in one app.

Since the Transit+ feature launched in Dayton in November 2018, trip plans that combine RTA and ride-hail have been chosen by Transit users more than 1,000 times.

RTA and Transit will work together to integrate new options, building off Transit’s successful partnerships in Ohio, such as the ability to buy passes and unlock bikes for CoGo, Columbus’ bike-share system. As additional services are made available in Dayton in the future, RTA and Transit will work together to integrate them into the app — such as the ability to purchase RTA tickets and passes, and book trips for new demand-responsive options or other mobility modes.

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