Area public transit systems to offer medical transportation to seniors, disabled – WHIO Radio

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.

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“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.

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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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