WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (GDRTA) will receive new federal resources to improve access to transportation options for veterans. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration has awarded $450,000 to the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (GDRTA) to improve access to promote the “One-Call/One-Click” service for veterans in Montgomery County.  

 “Montgomery County is home to thousands of veterans and military families. Whether they need to access services at the local VA or just to get to work, our veterans—like all Ohioans—deserve access to reliable transportation,” Brown said. “These funds will help improve the coordination of rides and public transit options for military families in the Dayton area.”

The grant was awarded through the DOT’s Fiscal Year 2012 Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative that will help veterans, active service members, and military families learn about locally-available transportation services. GDRTA will use these funds to improve scheduling and on-street management of GDRTA and partner agency vehicles. It will create a one-call/one-click center that will give veterans an all-in-one trip planning tool. Veterans will be able to view trip scheduling online and on mobile devices.