ATLANTA – The Office of Intermodality of the Georgia Ministry of Transportation today announced the launch of its Let’s Ride website and mobile app on rural transit, in coordination with National Rural Transport Day. The Let’s Ride website and mobile app provide rural Georgians with a simplified and streamlined way to plan and book their trip with participating rural transit providers.
“In 2019, rural public transport provided more than 1.5 million trips for Georgians to get them to work, their errands, their doctor’s appointments, wherever they needed to go,” said Carol Comer. , Georgia DOT Director of the Division of Intermodal. “We are focused on working with our local and regional partners to continue to expand the reach of rural transit by taking advantage of technological improvements, like Let’s Ride, which increase the ease and convenience of using public transportation.
The Let’s Ride website and accompanying mobile app make it easy and convenient for transit riders to plan their trips with Let’s Ride partner rural transport providers.
The app allows users to define their pick-up and drop-off locations and plan trips. The app is currently used by three rural transit providers with more expected to join soon.
Let’s Ride is a branding and marketing initiative created to promote greater awareness and ridership of transit services in local communities across Georgia, the department said in a press release. Georgia DOT is currently helping local transit operators procure Let’s Ride branded buses during its annual vehicle replacement and expansion program and will allow riders to identify Let’s Ride vehicles. Georgia DOT is also equipping rural transit operators with a variety of tools to implement this campaign locally.
In rural Georgia, public transportation is provided as a demand response service operated by local public agencies or third party operators. This is a transport service open to anyone in a rural service area. To access the Let’s Ride website visit: www.LetsRideGA.com