Through a new partnership with Lyft ridershare, commuters from rural parts of southwestern Montgomery County will now have access to RTA service. (WHIO/ Stock Photo)

RTA introduces Connect Services 

DAYTON — Greater Dayton RTA will introduce a new partnership between public transit and rideshare services during a news conference today. 

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RTA Connect is designed to expand transit opportunities for RTA customers.

The public transit agency will establish Connect service in the southwest portion of Montgomery County including Farmersville, Germantown and Miamisburg effective 

June 4.

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Customers will receive increased access to transportation including mid-day service, nights and weekends. It also gives customers the freedom to plan their trips around their daily schedule. 

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By using Lyft and other local transportation providers, customers will be able to book a trip around their own schedule from designated Connect stops, receive a ride and then connect to RTA routes 18 and 60 at a transfer point in Miamisburg, according to RTA.

From the transfer point, customers can access RTA bus lines to connect them to more destinations throughout Montgomery County.

As part of the pilot phase, RTA Connect customers will use a discount code for a free trip with with Lyft or another transportation provider.  

How it works

Using the Lyft app at a designated RTA Connect stop, customers will enter the code 

"Connect937" into the app to book a discounted Lyft trip.  Customers can also call the RTA Call Center at 937-425-8300 for a representative to assist with booking a trip. 

Customers can use rideshare services to directly get to the RTA transfer point at  1st Street and Central Avenue in Miamisburg. From there, customers can connect to more frequent RTA routes. 

 Customers who require a lift-equipped vehicle may schedule a ride by contacting an RTA Connect Representative at 425-8300.  

Learn more about RTA Connect at www.iriderta.org/RTAConnect. 

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