24-Hour Passes Offered by Link For $2 During Strike
Link: Dayton Bike Share will continue normal operations during the strike at Greater Dayton RTA. All stations will remain open and customers can call 937-496-3825 if they experience any issues with stations or bikes.
Link is also offering 24-Hour Passes for $2 at all kiosks. No special code is needed to take advantage of the price. “We realize the strike is affecting many people,” says Executive Director of Bike Miami Valley Laura Estandia. “While our bikes are not intended for use outside of the station network, we can at least help ease the burden on those who need to travel within downtown.” Link will offer the price until the strike is over.
Link is a bike sharing program that offers various membership types that give users unlimited 30 minute trips during the membership period. Any trip over 30 minutes earns a $3 charge per half hour the bike is out of a dock. Users can pick up bikes and return them to any station in the 27 station network. Download the B-Cycle app in the app store and select Link: Dayton Bike Share to see all available docks and bikes in real-time or visit our station map at linkdayton.org.
FREE Rideshare Program Offers Transportation
The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) wants to remind commuters that ridesharing is an option for those who normally rely on the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority to get to their destination. MVRPC sponsors the RIDESHARE Program and it’s FREE to anyone who lives, works or attends college in Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Preble, Darke and Clinton Counties. For more information, visit www.MiamiValleyRideshare.org or call the RIDESHARE hotline at 937.223.SAVE or 1.800.743.SAVE.
“You don’t need to have a car to participate in the program. You could be matched with others who do have cars and who would be willing to share the ride,” explained MVRPC’s Executive Director, Brian O. Martin, AICP.
When a participant registers for RIDESHARE, the matching software will try to link the applicant with others who live near them and work/attend college near them. A match list of people who have similar schedules and destinations will be generated and the applicant can call them and make arrangements to form a carpool or vanpool.
We are also looking for motorists who are not currently in our database that are willing to assist GDRTA patrons through this crisis. If you are interested in learning how you can help, call the RIDESHARE hotline at 937.223.SAVE or 1.800.743.SAVE.
Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities. MVRPC is a forum and resource where the Board of Directors identifies priorities and develops public policy and collaborative strategies to improve quality of life throughout the Miami Valley Region. MVRPC performs various regional planning activities, including air quality, water quality, transportation, land use, research and GIS. As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County. MVRPC’s areawide water quality planning designation encompasses five (5) counties: Darke, Preble plus the three MPO counties.
For additional information, contact Laura Henry, MVRPC’s Marketing & Public Outreach Associate, via the RIDESHARE hotline at 937.223.SAVE or 1.800.743.SAVE.